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Committees repeal land agency

Community fury moves legislators against the PLDC

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2013

~~<p>Bending to public pressure, state House and Senate committees agreed Monday to repeal the Public Land Development Corp.</p>
<p>Lawmakers had voted overwhelmingly two years ago to create the PLDC and lure private developers to projects on underused state land. But public fury over the PLDC&rsquo;s broad exemptions from land use regulations, and a backlash against overdevelopment in the islands, have made defending the state agency political poison.</p>
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Bending to public pressure, state House and Senate committees agreed Monday to repeal the Public Land Development Corp.

Lawmakers had voted overwhelmingly two years ago to create the PLDC and lure private developers to projects on underused state land. But public fury over the PLDC’s broad exemptions from land use regulations, and a backlash against overdevelopment in the islands, have made defending the state agency political poison. Login for more...



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