MAHALO TO ALL WHO CAME OUT AND TO THOSE WHO SUBMITTED TESTIMONY AND HELPED TO SPREAD THE WORD!
Today, after 50 years, the community's voice was heard.
Motion to Deny: https://drive.google.com/open?
Almost full BLNR Testimony and consideration on K-1 (turn volume up, over three hours, unfortunately missed the first two testifiers - makes you download the file to play because it is so large) https://drive.google.com/open?
Your testimony changed the minds of the Board members, and understanding the impact to the community and the many unaddressed impacts of re-opening Paradise Park
the Board denied the Park's requested permit extension
and environmental assessment exemption.
The Park still retains its original permit as granted in 1966, but it must come back to the Board, and - very likely based on the Board Members comments - do an EA in order to move forward with
re-opening the Park.
For now - Manoa Valley has been saved.
(Much work still lies ahead - stay tuned.)