Tropic Lands Industrial Park Hearing Tentatively Scheduled for 4/7/11

A hearing regarding the Tropic Lands industrial park proposal is likely to be scheduled for 4/7/11 before the Land Use Commission.  Public oral testimony is allowed, and written testimony should be submitted to the Land Use Commission (LUC) at:

Land Use Commission
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
State of Hawaii
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2359
Telephone: (808) 587-3822
Fax: (808) 587-3827
Office Location:
Room 406, 235 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96804-2359
E-mail: Click Here
Check the calendar on the LUC website for the hearing notice.  Information regarding a Petition against the proposed industrial park is below.

On May 14, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Johnnie-Mae Perry wrote:

Hi Maile:

…The Concerned elders of Wai’anae, Nani O Wai’anae, KAHEA, American Friends Service Committee, Wai’anae Historical Society and others are running a petition drive [see description below]. [Could you please post on your blog so that any interested persons can sign the petition if they wish to do so?]


Petition In Support of a Truly Sustainable Plan for the Wai’anae Coast
We support maintaining Wai’anae as a rural community and agricultural center for O’ahu. That is why we oppose the industrialization of our agricultural lands, including the industrial park proposed for the Tropic Lands parcel in Lualualei Valley.

We urge the city and County of Honolulu to adopt the Wai’anae Community Sustainability Plan Update without any industrial zones on agricultural land in Wai’anae.

A unified effort of The Concerned Elders of Wai’anae, Nani O Wai’anae, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, American Friends Service Committee, Wai’anae Historical Society, and many others committed to supporting the rural community of the Wai’anae Coast. Return completed petitions to or 808-524-8220. For more,


Johnnie-Mae L. Perry
Concerned Resident of 96792


Click here or visit the following link for an article regarding Tropic Land’s light industrial park proposed in Nanakuli:

Wai`anae-Ma`ili-Nanakuli Earth Day Adopt-A-Stream Events 4/30/11

(To view a larger version of this flyer, click on this link: Waianae-Maili-Nanakul AAS 4-30-11)


You are invited to the Earth Day Adopt-A-Stream Cleanups at Kaupuni, Mailiili and Ulehawa!

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Check in:  8:00 am at 3 sites

  1. Waianae Boys and Girls Club, 165 Plantation Road
  2. Mailiili Stream across Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, 86-260 Farrington Highway
  3. Ulehawa Stream at the Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic, 87-2116 Farrington Highway

Cleanup: 8:30-11am

We have permission to clear areas in portions of Kaupuni, Mailiili and Ulehawa streams under the City’s jurisdiction.  The Mailiili and Ulehawa cleanups are land-based. We do not enter private property.

To Register
Go to, click on contact us, select volunteer; please provide cellular number with text messaging capabilities for emergency purposes.

Volunteer Safety and Liability
All volunteers must


Supplies will be provided

I will notify group leaders via cellular phone by 6am if the project is cancelled due to weather or other unsafe conditions.

Please feel free to contact me via email (first) at , then cellular at 780-8872.

Thank you,
Iwalani Sato (City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services)

The Importance of Maintaining Public School Facilities

This national study, “Addressing Inadequate Investment in School Facility Maintenance” (2010), by Bello and Loftness, is available in PDF format and free for downloading and distribution. It’s being showcased by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture. There’s a brief section on classroom temperatures (fans, AC) and their impact on learning, a problem that has concerned Sen. Shimabukuro for many years. The problem of deferred maintenance of schools and its consequences is the most important message in this study.

Councilmembers Berg and Gabbard Tamayo Hosting Town Mtg 3/31 Re: Landfill & Emergency Preparedness