Take Action! Tell your City Council Member to "Remove the Purple Spot"

Posted by Lauren Muneoka at Oct 24, 2011 04:31 AM |
Take Action! Tell your City Council Member to "Remove the Purple Spot" from the Wai`anae Plan or attend the City Council Hearing

Click here to send an email directly to the City Council right now.

The Wai`anae Sustainable Community Plan is before the City Council for second reading.  It currently includes a 100-acre purple spot on the land that once supported the productive `Ainalani Farm in Lualualei and that the community has designated for farming not development.  The purple spot is a developer-driven attempt to erode the agricultural heritage of the Wai`anae Coast.  We know that urban sprawl like this industrial park is the slow death knell of farming communities.  Each City Council member needs to hear from *their* constituents that we support keeping Wai`anae country.

Attend the City Council Hearing on the Wai`anae Sustainable Community Plan

Honolulu City Council Hearing
November 2, 2011  
Kapolei Hale
1000 Ulu`O`hia Street

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The hearing starts at 10 AM, but the Wai`anae Sustainable Community Plan is at the bottom of the agenda.  So, if you are on a tight schedule, sign up ahead of time to testify and show up around noon. To sign up to testify, click here

The Council enforces a 3-minute limit on testimony.  This means we need lots of people to patch together a coherent message about why we support protecting Wai`anae's agricultural heritage.  And your presence in the audience is as valuable as your speech. Please show up and wear green!

Here is a map to Kapolei City Hall. (Link to g-maps)
For parking, there is paid lot outside the main building, as well as limited free street parking, but parking up the street (near K-mart) may be your cheapest and best bet.

To carpool, email me at shelley@kahea.org or call me at 393-4745 if you are interested in carpooling (as a driver or a rider) either from Wai`anae or shuttle from Kmart.

Mahalo for your continuing support of farmlands and Wai‘anae. This hearing before the City Council is very important and we hope to see you there.  There will also be a few more opportunities to testify in the coming months, but this is the big one. We'll keep you posted on those dates, as they are announced.


Aloha Aina,

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