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Hecht on coastline buffer zone

Hecht on coastline buffer zone

Debbie Hecht, land conservation advocate, plans to travel to Honolulu and support legislation to preserve and protect the Big Island’s natural resources. Hecht provides the following information: Hawaii Island proposed 98-mile, 2,000-foot coastline buffer zone on all state owned land Bill to provide a coastline buffer zone to protect the 175-mile long Ala Kahakai National […]

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Hecht: 2% Land Fund on council agenda (May 5)

Hecht: 2% Land Fund on council agenda (May 5)

More 2% News: The Charter Commission has submitted its charter amendments to the council for comments (as required by the Hawaii County Charter). The council’s comments are due to the charter commission by mid-May. The following resolutions are recommendations to the Charter Commission about what will be placed on the ballot. The following three Resolutions […]

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Hecht: Testify to reinstate 2% Land Fund

Hecht: Testify to reinstate 2% Land Fund

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Development of Kona on meeting agenda (April 8)

When and where: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at Kealakehe High School Library The FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT IN KONA: The program will include three parts: * Exploring Kona’s Development Future through GIS Mapping Systems, Karen Kemp PhD, GIS researcher and educator, will speak about what Kona will look like at “build out”, how to find […]

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O'oma: Right design, wrong location

O’oma: Right design, wrong location

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2% Land Fund: Let the people decide

2% Land Fund: Let the people decide

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Last chance land fund hearing in Hilo (Feb. 12)

Debbie Hecht, campaign coordinator 2% for the Land Fund and the Save Our Lands Citizens Committee, issued the following update: Aloha 2% supporters- LAST HEARING FOR THE LAND FUND – Friday, Feb. 12 in Hilo. In January, the Charter Commission voted on the 2% amount. The amendment failed but we got five votes we need […]

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Open letter to the County Charter Commission

Open letter to the County Charter Commission

Editor’s Note: The next meeting for the County Charter Commission is scheduled 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay and Spa (Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other […]

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Democracy as a team sport or is county government broken?

Democracy as a team sport or is county government broken?

Has democracy and representative government devolved to a team sport in Hawaii County?   Coach Kenoi and the County council seem to think so. When you don’t agree with the Kenoi strategy you get benched and booted from your council chairmanship.  When the United States was first formed, representatives were elected to ride to Philadelphia […]

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Reduce the Budget! Don't raid the 2% Land Fund

Reduce the Budget! Don’t raid the 2% Land Fund

There are ways to reduce the budget without raiding the 2% Land Fund that has successfully acquired parts of Kawa Bay and Waipio Lookout.  Two properties are listed for sale:  Puapuaa in Kona (along Alii Drive) and Kaiholena on the Kohala Coast. Why isn’t the county negotiating to acquire these properties?  As campaign coordinator for […]

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County parks, jobs and an eco-tourism industry

County parks, jobs and an eco-tourism industry

Hawaii County’s No. 1 industry is tourism. There are tourists we could better serve, those who like to camp, hike, fish, kayak, explore the island and enjoy ocean sports. Tourism is a sustainable industry and eco-tourists are respectful of the land and ocean. We have hotels in North Kohala for wealthy tourists, but we have […]

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Keep land fund for land purchases

Keep land fund for land purchases

Say “NO” on using 2 Percent Land Fund money to meet budget shortfalls. The Hawaii County Council may raid the 2 percent funds set aside for open space to meet budget shortfalls. This is a betrayal of voters trust. Please e-mail the Council and Mayor and ask them to leave the 2 percent fund alone. […]

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