Follow posts tagged #land use in seconds.Sign up
Waianae Elders Unhappy With Berg on 'Purple Spot'
Environmentally-inclined Leeward Oahu community members are unhappy with what they call “flip-flopping” by their Honolulu City Council representative, Tom Berg.
The issue is controversial industrial zoning in the proposed update to a key regional planning document. The Concerned Elders of Waianae blasted out an email Thursday announced a “community accountability session” for 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss the matter. Here’s some of that email:
After overwhelming community opposition to the so-called “purple spot” industrial zone proposed in the latest Wai`anae Sustainable Communities Plan, Councilman Berg had told Wai`anae residents he would amend the plan to remove the spot and protect this farming community from urban sprawl. Yet, days before the final Committee meeting on the plan, there is still no amendment to remove the spot and Wai`anae’s voters want to know why.
Councilmember Berg has accepted the Concerned Elders’ invitation to the meeting and is expected to be there to answer hard-hitting questions from his constituents.
The final committee meeting on the Wai`anae Sustainable Community Plan is expected to be held on February 9, 2012 at Honolulu Hale. Third and final reading of the plan by the full city council is scheduled for Wednesday February 15, 2012 at 10 AM at Kapolei Hale.