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Governor signs settlement; OHA to get Kakaako land

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:42 p.m. HST, Apr 11, 2012

20111116-53 CTY CEDED LANDSGov. Abercrombie announced at a new conference settlement discussions between state and OHA re ceded lands.  Subject to legislative approval, all claims relating to OHA's share of ceded land receipts under under article XII, sections 4 and 6 of the State Constitution from Nov. 7, 1978 to July 1, 2012.  With the governor are Bill Meheula (attorney for OHA), Colette Machado (OHA chairperson) and David Louie (attorney general).  The State and OHA agree that a $200 million approximate settlement amount represents a reasonable compromise of the disputed claims  To satisfy that $200 million amount, the State is conveying contiguous and adjacent parcels in Kakaako Makai.  The parcels are near Kakaako Waterfront Park including Fisherman's Wharf.  This is a map of the area.  PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA.  NOV. 16, 2011.

An historic agreement to settle past ceded land claims was signed into law today by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Senate Bill 2783, a proposal introduced by the governor's administration, was advanced unanimously and without any changes made by the Legislature.

Abercrombie signed the bill at a ceremony at Washington Place surrounded by members of the native Hawaiian community.

The agreement was reached in November by Abercrombie and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

The settlement does not involve any money, but instead conveys about 25 acres of contiguous and adjacent parcels of land in Kakaako valued at about $200 million to OHA. The state and OHA agree that a $200 million approximate settlement amount represents a reasonable compromise of the disputed claims.

Under the new act, which takes effect July 1, all disputes and claims relating to OHA's portion of income and proceeds from the public trust lands from Nov. 7, 1978 through June 30, 2012, will be considered settled. The agreement does not preclude future claims or claims brought prior to 1978.

 "Senate Bill 2783 empowered Hawaiians to get their voices heard and the signing of the measure into law is a small step for Hawaiian rights," Sen. J. Kalani English said in a statement prior to this morning's bill signing.

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DiverDave wrote:
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on April 11,2012 | 11:53AM
kainalu wrote:
Yep. They had an idea that the United States might invade, but trusted them on their word, so ... .
on April 11,2012 | 12:38PM
jimbone wrote:
So true!!!!!!!
on April 11,2012 | 01:52PM
Fred01 wrote:
Sorry. The U.S. never invaded. CHECK YOUR DAMMMN HISTORY ALREADY, and stop listening to the baby-boomer activist crowd!
on April 11,2012 | 09:24PM
Mikilai wrote:
lock it up and ban all visitors from walking on the property before they sue you for getting hurt
on April 11,2012 | 12:05PM
rayhawaii wrote:
A great place for a casino.
on April 11,2012 | 12:24PM
jimbone wrote:
Raja dat.
on April 11,2012 | 01:53PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Make sure u do not use the proceeds all at once at Vegas. Which brings to light another issue. Why not legalize some types of gambling, such as Poker and Blackjack, so that u can collect some fees, Neil, and so that we do not need to go to Vegas to deposit our hard earned paychecks there. We all know that The House makes the most money in gambling, so why not have The House be Our House of Representatives in our State Legislature? I shall await your comments, Neil. By the way Neil, we will accept posts in this forum under only one name and that is Neil Abercrombie. Please do not disguise yourself as NA1962, or something like that.
on April 11,2012 | 01:04PM
ptofview wrote:
There went the property values!
on April 11,2012 | 01:09PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
U mean up or down?
on April 11,2012 | 02:07PM
CloudForest wrote:
Racism is as racism does.
on April 11,2012 | 01:25PM
jimbone wrote:
Hahahaha good one.
on April 11,2012 | 01:55PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
lol is enough. if u use hahaha, u need to separate it into ha ha ha ha.
on April 11,2012 | 02:08PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well i hope u do not mean anything harsh by your statement.
on April 11,2012 | 02:08PM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Once again the DEMOCRAT REGIME in HAWAI'I is trying to STEAL from local people. This time the Democrat Regime in Hawai'i is trying to STEAL MORE LAND from Hawaiians AGAIN. Hawaiians, Hawaiian Nationals, and their LEGAL HEIRS did not give their EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT so this transaction is NULL AND VOID.

The majority of Hawaiians, Hawaiian NATIONALS, and their LEGAL heirs which is 50 % 1 did NOT AGREE TO THIS EXCHANGE.

Hawaiians, Hawaiian Nationals, AND their legal heirs reserve their property rights now and forever. This shall also serve as a PUBLIC Notice.

on April 11,2012 | 03:22PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
See folks, like I've said before -- this Kaka'ako "settlement" actually settles nothing, because the sovereignty crazies (see one of them right above here) will disavow it. They will say OHA is a state agency and therefore has no standing to make a settlement on behalf of kanaka maoli. Besides, the state is illegal. Yadayada. So this deal is no deal at all. This shall also serve as a public notice.
on April 11,2012 | 05:52PM
grantos wrote:
i love da konk
on April 11,2012 | 09:13PM
Fred01 wrote:
I couldn't agree more. Theft from Hawaiians continues in 2012.
on April 11,2012 | 09:25PM
Fred01 wrote:
This is anti Hawaiian, anti American, and morally wrong. U mau ke ea o ka aina i kapono. Shame on the establishment.
on April 11,2012 | 09:22PM
eknu wrote:
i see all of you grumbling but you have no solutions to the " hawaiian problem" round them all up and make them disappear wipe them from the face of the earth i mean you americans stole their land , destroyed their culture , banned their language , turned them into alcoholics , cheated them in every business deal , invaded their nation using the excuse of protecting american lives and property , and all of this from a "God Fearing Nation" but it really started in 1820 with the arrival of the christian missionaries so you americans have been killing hawaiians since 1820 not many left finish the job your ancestors started isn't that what you all want to hate kanaka maolis you dont even know anything about the kanaka maoli you just make them all alike and all the same in your minds so that you make them less than human - come on haoles stop hiding behind your computers and do something ....rape pillage and plunder .... god bless the USA
on April 11,2012 | 11:08PM
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