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Abercrombie asks public land agency to delay steps

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:55 p.m. HST, Nov 23, 2012

Gov. Neil Abercrombie is asking the Public Land Development Corp. to put off any action on pending rules while the state fully considers and addresses public concerns about the agency. 

The governor said in a statement today he’s asked the organization’s board to postpone any meetings until the concerns are considered. 

Critics say the law creating the agency — passed last year — allows land to be developed without zoning rules or other restrictions. 

The governor says he doesn’t want the potential for the corporation to accomplish public good to be lost because the state failed to account for reservations. 

Abercrombie says his administration will do its best to alleviate public concerns. But he says the Legislature created the agency and will be the ones to decide its future.

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mcc wrote:
Abolish the PLDC. No rules, no good!
on November 23,2012 | 03:22PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
About time, Neil. Cripes, you got to get hit on the head to listen to the people? Repeal Act 55. The PLDC is a very, very bad thing for Hawaii!
on November 23,2012 | 03:59PM
honopic wrote:
Is this a step in the right direction, or an attempt to pass the buck to the Legislature? We'll see what the administration does to "alleviate public concerns" before we know the answer. Perhaps it's just a way to get the PLDC out of the headlines for a while, as the developers figure out a way to get around the will of the people.
on November 23,2012 | 04:15PM
hikine wrote:
What was the Democratic Legislature thinking?! I think they were bribed from potential developers who wants to built in areas that were restricted before! Very bad law!
on November 23,2012 | 04:17PM
whs1966 wrote:
If the proposed changes in the PLDC rules are tabled, all pending action by the PLDC MUST be tabled.
on November 23,2012 | 04:29PM
Slow wrote:
Hooray, it's Neil to the rescue. Bwa-ha-ha-ha. Is this guy a buffoon or what?
on November 23,2012 | 08:36PM
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