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Transparency Bill 132 did not pass on November 19, 2009
However, the issues surrounding the sale of the County of Hawaii's lands in Hamakua are far from settled. Get involved!
On November 17, 2009, Mayor Billy Kenoi
announced a new community farming plan for the 1,739 acres at
Kapulena. Hamakua Councilman Dominic Yagong praised the news.
Latest status is summarized in the March 1, 2010 update article by Alan McNarie: Kapulena ag park's four challenges
On November 19, 2009, the County Council voted 6-3 to allow the mayor to sell the 737 acres (16 parcels) in Pa'auilo. In February 2010, the County made a website at paauilolandsales.com with full info on the auction. In April 2010, the County cancelled the April sale. In May they said they "will hold off on future sales attempts until the market improves."
Latest: As of August 2011, the County bids on long-term leases for 718 acres of the Pa`auilo lands: 16 parcels ranging from 13 toy 110 acres, available for 10-year leases, with minimum rental price of $11.63/acre/year.
For more information and volunteer opportunities, please contact: UAMAU productions Uamauproductions@gmail.com 808-345-1411
Local articles, 2011:
Local articles, 2010:
Local articles, 2009:
Mark Nakashima's blog:
Margaret Wille's posts:
Some related information, "Save Hamakua Watershed Ditch" (62k .doc)