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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Berg: Time is now to stop Waimanalo Gulch Extension
By Tom Berg @ 9:27 AM :: 7155 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Aloha Friends and Neighbors,

The Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is destined to plague our district for another decade or more unless we act to stop it. (StarAdvertiser Article) and (DPP Notice). General comments are being accepted up to August 13. I sent a letter to the Dept. of Planning and Permitting requesting the comment period be extended.

I have introduced a Resolution 11-100 that combats the neglect, poor judgment, and lack of planning to remedy our landfill crisis. In my opinion, we need a specialist to focus on expediting new technologies to be permitted and get them up and running sooner than later to render the landfill obsolete. Instead, our city leaders are advancing resources to keep the landfill alive when my efforts counter that to rather expend resources to make landfill operations a way of the past. Nowadays, we can recycle more efficiently and lead the way in this industry.

Our town hall meeting held July 12 at Makaha Elementary School was recorded by Olelo.

The playback dates are:

  • 7/23/11 Sat 7:00 pm VIEW 54
  • 7/29/11 Fri 5:00 pm VIEW 54
  • 7/31/11 Sun 10:30 am VIEW 54
  • 8/02/11 Tue 1:00 pm FOCUS 49

Putting homeless families on agriculture land is worth the try and our office is leading the way for solutions. Let's grow families instead of weeds. Our resolution 11-54 CD1 proposed is gaining ground. The shipping container concept was recently covered by the MidWeek West Oahu Islander.

Please consider visiting my legislative website for periodic updates on issues and events and council actions- www.councilmanberg.com

Mahalo,

CITY COUNCILMAN TOM BERG
tberg@honolulu.gov (808) 768-5001

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