Honest dialogue between all parties should resume

Thank you for your coverage of the Community Plan and the La`au issue. The more information that is available, the better we can all evaluate “The Plan.”

I am saddened by the rift this plan has caused in our community. The social impact of this development is already being felt with the choosing of sides as to whether or not La`au should be developed. We see negative impact as insults fly and signs in the community are defaced. This is not good for Molokai. Something has gone wrong with the Plan and it should be revisited. It does not matter how many meetings there have been or how many hours have already been expended to get to this point. Honest dialogue between all parties should resume with more attention devoted to alternatives to the development of La`au Point, which seems to be the chief objection to the Plan. It is inevitable that change and development will come to our island, but once an area is developed it is lost forever. There will be no second chance to do this right.

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One Response to “Honest dialogue between all parties should resume”

  1. SL says:

    Nothing has gone wrong with the plan other than the continuing politics of race that have hampered honest and reasonable dialog in this community for years. Notice that folks get upset about 200 homes on the remote southwest corner of the island, raising cultural and water issues, but nobody got upset at the thought of 417 new homes that DHHL wants to build here. How about the impact of that developement on water usage? Nobody got upset about the construction of 50 or more “affordable” homes in Maunaloa impacting water usage.

    Folks who are worried about preserving the native Hawaiian lifestyle should be spending more time worrying about the impact of drugs and alcohol, tobacco, obesity and family violence on native Hawaiian lives and less time hating and fighting over a small remote development.

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