OHA Has Ignored the Molokai Community
To OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS –
OCT. 17TH 2007
OHA ignored the community of Molokai for an entire year.
Last year a hundred plus people attended the OHA meeting to request in unison that OHA RESCIND THEIR SUPPORT RESOLTION OF THE RANCHES PLAN TO DEVELOP LA’AU POINT. They asked that OHA remain neutral on the issue of La’au. It was a clear visible and passionate request that could not be ignored or mistaken.
Until today, one year later, OHA did not respond in any way. This shows lack of respect for our community by OHA. THE TRUSTEES OF OHA SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEIR TREATMENT OF THEIR MOLOKAI CONSTITUENTS.
We would like to hear from each trustee their response as to why they have ignored this community on the La’au issue.
What trustee Colette Machado has done to the credibility of OHA on this island of Molokai is worse than what President Bush has done to the credibility of the Republican Party. She has brought OHA to an all time low. She challenged this community that if they did not like her position on La’au, then vote her out. This community did just that, and in a land slide one sided vote got her out. More people participated in this vote than did in the general election. No sooner than all the cheering was over, that she got her self appointed back onto the EC board. This was a clear slap in the face to the democratic process of people power.
She continues to serve on many other boards and committies and has earned the reputation of being a “bully” untill she gets things her way. Your funding of a 100,000 dollars to her Land Trust which this community does not support adds insult to injury.
OHA AND TRUSTEE MACHADO IS AND HAS IGNORED YOUR CONSTITUENTS OF MOLOKAI. WE ARE ANGRYAND READY TO BURST.