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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Public Administration Program - UH Manoa
Leasehold Committee
City Council Gives Planning a Beating
Central Oahu
Golf Courses
Ewa Marina
Local 5 Vote Count
Home Rule Committee
Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution
Letter from Neil Abercrombie on HR 2707 (Neil Abercrombie)

Golf Courses

We support the CPO's recommendation that all the Golf Course applications be rejected at this time and urge that no additional Golf Course application be approved until a comprehensive island-wide policy governing all aspects of Golf Course development has been adopted. Though Bill 129 is a good step in that direction, we agree with the Advertiser editorial of 10/20/91 that "it misses the main point of the exercise .... it provides no guidance on how many more Golf Courses Oahu should allow, and where they can go, given island-wide social, economic, environmental and recreation needs and policies on land use."

We further agree with the Editor that the Council was right to strike impact fees from the list of things to consider when a Golf Course developer seeks a DP amendment.

And finally, we agree that "the Council policy still leaves the City considering Golf Course proposals case by case, without regard to their accumulated impacts on Hawaii's land, water and people."

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