CAPITOL ALERT: Repeal Public Lands Development Corporation Bill Detained

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We really need your help. Senator Malama Solomon, despite promising to hear SB 1 (a bill to repeal the Public Lands Development Corporation), publicly changed her mind today and said she wouldn’t hear it. She claims she’s waiting for a bill to come from the House, perhaps hoping the House would not send one over and she’d be off the hook.

Maddening, isn’t it? Your voice counts, so please take a second and make some calls or send an email. You can find your Senator below. The simple message is “I am your constituent, and ask that you hear SB 1 and repeal the PLDC.” Or you can write to all of the Senators by clicking here. More talking points are below.


Also, please keep Saturday morning, February 9th free. The House is hearing a PLDC repeal bill on that day. We would love to have a number of people attend and express their concerns about the PLDC. We will send out more information when it’s available.

For more information about the Public Lands Development Corporation, please see

Happy Trails,
Robert Harris
Chapter Director

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legislator photo Senator
Baker ,  Rosalyn H. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 230
Phone 808-586-6070
Fax 808-586-6071
S District 6
South and West Maui
legislator photo Senator
Chun Oakland ,  Suzanne (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 226
Phone 808-586-6130
Fax 808-586-6131
S District 13
Liliha, Palama, Iwilei, Kalihi, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Lower Tantalus, Downtown
legislator photo Senator
Dela Cruz ,  Donovan M. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 202
Phone 808-586-6090
Fax 808-586-6091
S District 22
Mililani Mauka, Waipi‘o Acres, Wheeler, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, portion of Poamoho
legislator photo Senator
English ,  J. Kalani (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 205
Phone 808-587-7225
Fax 808-587-7230
S District 7
Hana, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, Kaho‘olawe
legislator photo Senator
Espero ,  Will (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 231
Phone 808-586-6360
Fax 808-586-6361
S District 19
‘Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa by Gentry, Iroquois Point, portion of ‘Ewa Villages
legislator photo Senator
Gabbard ,  Mike (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 201
Phone 808-586-6830
Fax 808-586-6679
S District 20
Kapolei, Makakilo, and portions of ‘Ewa, Kalaeloa, and Waipahu
legislator photo Senator
Galuteria ,  Brickwood (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 221
Phone 808-586-6740
Fax 808-586-6829
S District 12
Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully, Mo‘ili‘ili
legislator photo Senator
Green ,  Josh (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
Phone 808-586-9385
Fax 808-586-9391
S District 3
Kona, Ka‘u
legislator photo Senator
Hee ,  Clayton (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 407
Phone 808-586-7330
Fax 808-586-7334
S District 23
Kane‘ohe , Ka‘a‘awa, Hau‘ula, La‘ie, Kahuku, Waialua, Hale‘iwa, Wahiawa, Schofield Barracks, Kunia
legislator photo Senator
Ige ,  David Y. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 208
Phone 808-586-6230
Fax 808-586-6231
S District 16
Pearl City, Momilani, Pearlridge, ‘Aiea, Royal Summit, ‘Aiea Heights, Newtown, Waimalu, Halawa, Pearl Harbor
legislator photo Senator
Ihara ,  Les Jr. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 220
Phone 808-586-6250
Fax 808-586-6251
S District 10
Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo, Maunalani Heights, St. Louis Heights, Mo‘ili‘ili, Ala Wai
legislator photo Senator
Kahele ,  Gilbert (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 213
Phone 808-586-6760
Fax 808-586-6689
S District 1
legislator photo Senator
Keith-Agaran ,  Gilbert S.C.(D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 203
Phone 808-586-7344
Fax 808-586-7348
S District 5
Wailuku, Waihe‘e, Kahului
legislator photo Senator
Kidani ,  Michelle N. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 228
Phone 808-586-7100
Fax 808-586-7109
S District 18
Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia
legislator photo Senator
Kim ,  Donna Mercado (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 409
Phone 808-587-7200
Fax 808-587-7205
S District 14
Kapalama, ‘Alewa, Kalihi Valley, Ft. Shafter, Moanalua Gardens & Valley, portions of Halawa and ‘Aiea
legislator photo Senator
Kouchi ,  Ronald D. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 206
Phone 808-586-6030
Fax 808-586-6031
S District 8
Kaua’i, Ni’ihau
legislator photo Senator
Nishihara ,  Clarence K. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 204
Phone 808-586-6970
Fax 808-586-6879
S District 17
Waipahu, Crestview, Manana, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades
legislator photo Senator
Ruderman ,  Russell E. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 217
Phone 808-586-6890
Fax 808-586-6899
S District 2
Puna, Ka‘u
legislator photo Senator
Shimabukuro ,  Maile S.L.(D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 222
Phone 808-586-7793
Fax 808-586-7797
S District 21
Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nanakuli, Ma‘ili, Wai‘anae, Makaha, Makua
legislator photo Senator
Slom ,  Sam (R)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 214
Phone 808-586-8420
Fax 808-586-8426
S District 9
Hawai‘i Kai, Kuli‘ou‘ou, Niu, ‘Aina Haina, Wai‘alae-Kahala, Diamond Head
legislator photo Senator
Solomon ,  Malama (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 210
Phone 808-586-7335
Fax 808-586-7339
S District 4
Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona
legislator photo Senator
Taniguchi ,  Brian T. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 219
Phone 808-586-6460
Fax 808-586-6461
S District 11
Manoa, Makiki, Punchbowl, Papakolea
legislator photo Senator
Thielen ,  Laura H. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 223
Phone 808-587-8388
Fax 808-587-7240
S District 25
Kailua, Lanikai, Enchanted Lake, Keolu Hills, Maunawili, Waimanalo, Hawai‘i Kai, Portlock
legislator photo Senator
Tokuda ,  Jill N. (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 218
Phone 808-587-7215
Fax 808-587-7220
S District 24
Kane‘ohe, Kane‘ohe MCAB, Kailua, He‘eia, ‘Ahuimanu
legislator photo Senator
Wakai ,  Glenn (D)
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 216
Phone 808-586-8585
Fax 808-586-8588
S District 15
Kalihi, Mapunapuna, Airport, Salt Lake, Aliamanu, Foster Village, Hickam, Pearl Harbor
More talking points:
  • The PLDC presumes our natural resources exist to create a profit, rather than treasuring for future generations. Most folks believe enough is enough already — let’s focus on enhancing and protecting what we’ve got, rather than figuring out ways to convert beaches and parks into more development.
  • The PLDC is exempt from all land use laws, including most laws that protect agriculture and conservation lands. Accordingly, the PLDC can develop important agricultural lands set aside for farming or our precious watersheds. This isn’t smart planning, and could be quite harmful to Hawaii’s longterm future.
  • The PLDC is exempt from some of our important accountability laws, such as the procurement code. Oversight laws were created to prevent shenanigans. We should be cautious about giving control of millions of acres of land without these regulations.
For more information about the Public Lands Development Corporation, please see