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Funding held up on Turtle Bay preservation deal

Some lawmakers want more details before approving $40 million in financing

By Derrick DePledge and Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014

~~<p>Uncertain about whether they have the votes, state House leaders have put off a decision on whether to finance $40 million in bond money for a conservation easement at Turtle Bay Resort until Thursday, the last day of session.</p>
<p>Some lawmakers have complained that the scope of the terms of the conservation easement &mdash; including public access &mdash; is not in writing. Others have said that the Legislature has not had enough time to evaluate the $48.5 million deal announced this month among Gov. Neil Abercrombie, the city, a private land trust and the resort's developers to preserve 665 acres.</p>
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Uncertain about whether they have the votes, state House leaders have put off a decision on whether to finance $40 million in bond money for a conservation easement at Turtle Bay Resort until Thursday, the last day of session.

Some lawmakers have complained that the scope of the terms of the conservation easement — including public access — is not in writing. Others have said that the Legislature has not had enough time to evaluate the $48.5 million deal announced this month among Gov. Neil Abercrombie, the city, a private land trust and the resort's developers to preserve 665 acres. Login for more...



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