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LUC mission statement meant for somebody else?

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 21, 2012

~~<p>In 1961, the Hawaii State Legislature determined that a lack of adequate controls had caused the development of Hawaii&rsquo;s limited and valuable land for short-term gain for the few while resulting in long-term loss to the income and growth potential of our State&rsquo;s economy. Development of scattered subdivisions, creating problems of expensive yet reduced public services, and the conversion of prime agricultural land to residential use, were key reasons for establishing the state-wide zoning system.</p>
<p>&ldquo;To administer this state-wide zoning law, the Legislature established the Land Use Commission. The Commission is responsible for preserving and protecting Hawaii&rsquo;s lands and encouraging those uses to which lands are best suited.&rdquo;</p>
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In 1961, the Hawaii State Legislature determined that a lack of adequate controls had caused the development of Hawaii’s limited and valuable land for short-term gain for the few while resulting in long-term loss to the income and growth potential of our State’s economy. Development of scattered subdivisions, creating problems of expensive yet reduced public services, and the conversion of prime agricultural land to residential use, were key reasons for establishing the state-wide zoning system.

“To administer this state-wide zoning law, the Legislature established the Land Use Commission. The Commission is responsible for preserving and protecting Hawaii’s lands and encouraging those uses to which lands are best suited.” Login for more...



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