05-02-2018 Kakaako AgendaPosted on Apr 26, 2018 in Main
Hawaii Community Development Authority
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
547 Queen Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
I. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
III. INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION
3. Affordable Rental Housing Task Force Report
IV. ACTION ITEMS
4. Shall the Authority Authorize the Land Transfer of Various HCDA Park Parcels, Remnant Roads, and the Children’s Discovery Center in the Kakaako Community Development District to the City and County of Honolulu ?
The Authority anticipates convening an executive meeting pursuant to HRS § 92-5 (a)(4), to consult with the Board’s attorneys on questions and issues pertaining to the Board’s powers duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities relating to the above item.
V. REPORT OF THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
a. Approved permit applications that did not require HRS § 206E-5.6 public hearings.
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We recommend splitting this into two separate items. One for the Makai parcels that the board was already briefed on at the last meeting and a separate item for the other parcels. That way, if the Board is uncomfortable with authorizing the transfer of the Mauka parcels, they won’t vote down or defer the everything which would delay the transfer of the Makai parks. Additionally, because this item is so broad and doesn’t actually identify any of the land subject to transfer, we have concerns it may run afoul of sunshine law.
Based on the public comments at the last meeting, this will clearly generate a lot of community interest. As a practical matter, including both mauka and Makai will allow any testifiers to air their grievances about issues in both mauka and Makai which could cause the discussion to spiral out of control and get away from the actual immediate purpose of the item; ie to transfer the Makai parcels to the City.