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DHHL move welcome but more needed


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013

~~<p>Hopeful observers of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands might describe the agency's vote to clean up its troubled system of short-term leases as a necessary move toward professional management of this Native Hawaiian asset. The controversial revocable-permit program has been put on hold while reforms are devised to make it fairer.</p>
<p>By contrast, cynics might call last week's decision an empty gesture that won't change anything. If DHHL has failed in its oversight of fiduciary duties to this point, they would counter, what assures anyone that a sea change is in the offing?</p>
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Hopeful observers of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands might describe the agency's vote to clean up its troubled system of short-term leases as a necessary move toward professional management of this Native Hawaiian asset. The controversial revocable-permit program has been put on hold while reforms are devised to make it fairer.

By contrast, cynics might call last week's decision an empty gesture that won't change anything. If DHHL has failed in its oversight of fiduciary duties to this point, they would counter, what assures anyone that a sea change is in the offing? Login for more...



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