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Issue Position: Environment

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Gene will do all he can to see that there are no cabins on Ka Iwi. Gene played a leadership role in defeating the proposal to build 180 "cabins" on preservation land along the Ka Iwi Coast, in concert with the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, the Ka Iwi Coalition and the Save Sandy Beach Coalition. He will be vigilant against any revived or new proposals that endanger this conservation area. In this interim period he has arranged meetings with Councilman Djou and the Hawaii Kai Hui to work out new legislation to require public hearings for and Councilman Djou for the purpose of introducing legislation to allow cabins on P2 Preservation Lands. He also arranged a briefing for Governor Lingle by the Hawaii Kai Hui and the Ka Iwi Coalition to stop Ka Iwi from becoming a precedent for the entire state.

Gene supports increased monitoring of water quality around the islands and more rapid notice in the event of future polluting accidents.

Gene supports the continued use of Kamilonui Valley by farmers and not sub-division developers. He will make sure the Bishop Estate hears the wishes of the Hawaii Kai community and that the valley remains in agriculture.

Gene endorses the effort by the "Malama Maunalua" citizens group to revitalize Maunalua Bay, an effort that will require close collaboration between city, state, and federal authorities.


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