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Repeal PLDC, dial back PPPA


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 01, 2013

~~<p>The Public Land Development Corp., a streamlined state and private partnership approved by the Legislature two years ago for development projects, has been met with rightful public fury, and legislators must not waver now in the need to repeal it. Further, a separate measure to create a more modest, zoning-compliant replacement agency should be confined to three pilot projects, not expanded to seven, as the amended proposal now stands.</p>
<p>The public was angered by the 2011 PLDC, which was given broad exemption from land-use and zoning reviews in proceeding with public-private partnerships for construction on public land &quot;for the economic, environmental and social benefit.&quot; Reluctantly, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who had rejected what he regarded as hysteria, agreed to a Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA), with a more reasonable limited authority.</p>
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The Public Land Development Corp., a streamlined state and private partnership approved by the Legislature two years ago for development projects, has been met with rightful public fury, and legislators must not waver now in the need to repeal it. Further, a separate measure to create a more modest, zoning-compliant replacement agency should be confined to three pilot projects, not expanded to seven, as the amended proposal now stands.

The public was angered by the 2011 PLDC, which was given broad exemption from land-use and zoning reviews in proceeding with public-private partnerships for construction on public land "for the economic, environmental and social benefit." Reluctantly, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who had rejected what he regarded as hysteria, agreed to a Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA), with a more reasonable limited authority. Login for more...



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