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Ernie Martin: Cancel Nanakuli Park to Make Way for PVT Landfill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 8163 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

by Andrew Walden

A Honolulu Council Committee on Legislative Matters hearing this Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. at Honolulu Hale will consider Resolution 12-139, introduced by Council Chair Ernie Martin, to remove the park designation for the so-called Nanakuli Regional Park from the Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan.  The park—located on land planned for the expansion of PVT Landfill--had been designated in 2010, under the Hannemann administration, as a boost to competing Waimanalo Gulch landfill

By removing the park designation, PVT’s path to expansion will be clear and the closure of Waimanalo Gulch therefore becomes that much more possible.

Currently PVT accepts only construction waste.  With the opening of the third boiler at H Power, the flow of non-construction waste to Waimanalo Gulch is further reduced.

Waimanalo Gulch is directly mauka of Jeff Stone's Ko Olina resort.  Do the math.

Here are the details from the hearing announcement: 

Persons wishing to testify are requested to register by 10 a.m. as follows:

a.        On-Line at;

b.        By faxing to 768-3827 your name, phone number and subject matter;

c.        By filling out a registration form in person; or

d.        By calling 768-3814.

Persons who have not registered to testify will be given an opportunity to speak on an item following oral testimonies of the registered speakers.

Each speaker is limited to two-minute presentation.

Written testimony may be faxed to 768-3827 or e-mailed at for distribution at the meeting.

If submitted, written testimonies, including the testifier’s address, e-mail address and phone number, may be posted by the City Clerk and available to the public on the City’s DocuShare Website.

Hearing agenda here.

Full Text Resolution 12-139.


2010: Nanakuli Park: Hannemann pounds Hanabusa in proxy fight between Waimanalo Gulch and PVT landfill

2011: Waimanalo Gulch Cover-up: Hannemann, Martin fingered in Ethics Commission Report

2011: Resignation call after Audit reveals “ward heeler’s slush fund” overseen by Honolulu Councilman


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