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Making most of state lands seems doable


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie has chalked a middle path in land utilization that deserves serious exploration during the current legislative session. It lies between the status quo of undercapitalized state resources and the controversial Public Land Development Corp., which drew heated criticism from those concerned that the public would not have a say in its projects.</p>
<p>Along with an earlier proposal enabling easier redevelopment of public schools properties, the proposed Harbors and Parks Development Authority represents a rational effort to boost the public benefit of state-owned lands in three categories that have been the most difficult to manage.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie has chalked a middle path in land utilization that deserves serious exploration during the current legislative session. It lies between the status quo of undercapitalized state resources and the controversial Public Land Development Corp., which drew heated criticism from those concerned that the public would not have a say in its projects.

Along with an earlier proposal enabling easier redevelopment of public schools properties, the proposed Harbors and Parks Development Authority represents a rational effort to boost the public benefit of state-owned lands in three categories that have been the most difficult to manage. Login for more...



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