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Conflicts arise over harbor contract


    Sam Monet, left, and Kate Johnson, pictured earlier this month, are skeptical of the state planning process for a public-private partnership at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor where they live on a converted houseboat. Monet, who has lived there for more than 20 years, is concerned about potential conflicts of interest. “Every place you look, you see all these ties. Basically, DTL got paid nearly $100,000 of our money to sell us a bill of goods,” Monet said. “Everything about this just stinks.”


    Resident Sam Monet walked near a submerged jetty at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor earlier this month. He and other residents are concerned about the future of the harbor after the state made it possible for a public-private partnership to redevelop the area.

A legislator as well as a member of the Board of Land and Natural Resources have ties to the public relations firm hired by the state to help determine redevelopment of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. Read more

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