Launiupoko land a nice present but it wasn’t free

In response to the “Chamber View” on Launiupoko land purchase (The Maui News, Dec. 28): I agree that the people of Maui got a great Christmas present. But chamber President Pamela Tumpap forgot to mention that the West Maui Land Co. and Makila Land investors also got a heck of a nice present of $13 million.

So, please. It wasn’t free and, like many nice Christmas presents, we the taxpayers now have to pay the bill.

Patrick Borge