Community Presentations: The Future of Maunakea

March 1, 2018, 7:01 PM HST
* Updated March 6, 12:55 PM
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A statewide series of community presentations on “The Future of Maunakea” will begin on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Nānākuli and on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Kapolei at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) State Office.

Sens. Kaiali‘i Kahele and Maile Shimabukuro will host the Nānākuli meeting.

A meeting has been scheduled for the Big Island in Hilo with Sens. Kahele and and Rep. Chris Todd at Keaukaha Elementary School on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The meeting in Nānākuli will be held at Ka Waihona O Ka Na‘auo at 89-195 Farrington Highway from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


Meetings will be held at Kona, Papakōlea, Waimānalo, Waiwai Collective, Maui, Kaua‘i and Molokaʻi but they are still being planned.


Question and answer discussions on Senate Bill 3090 (SB3090) will be discussed at these meetings.

SB3090 Establishes the Maunakea Management Authority. Limits the number of telescopes that may be authorized on Maunakea. Authorizes the renegotiation of leases, subleases, easements, permits, and licenses pertaining to Maunakea. Requires that revenue derived from activities on Maunakea be shared with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Excludes Maunakea lands from the definition of “public lands.” Provides for free access to Maunakea for traditional cultural purposes. Establishes police powers and provides for enforcement of laws on land under the jurisdiction of the Maunakea Management Authority. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2033. (SD1)

SB3090 SD2 is headed to the floor of the Hawaiʻi State Senate next Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for a final floor vote by the full Senate before moving to the House of Representatives.

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