My body is in a state of physical bafflement - should I vomit or cry, do I feel sick for my own loss or do I shed a tear knowing my 1-year-old son will never get to experience Honolua Bay in its true unadulterated beauty?
I would like to ask the five council members who voted to take Lipoa Point out of preservation status if they have keiki on island and how they will explain this, their shameful, shortsighted legacy, to they kids and grandchildren?
Either they are so deep in the pockets of big-time developers or pro-labor unions that they are morally corrupt or they lack the mental capability of a teenager to see further in the future than this generation. Pick your poison, but either way these council members are certainly impeachable.
Preservation status isn't enough. Maybe it could be a public relations feather in the cap of Maui Land & Pineapple Co. to accept some kind of trade that allows it to develop in an already developed rural zoned area so it will sell to the county and concerned citizens at a deeply discounted rate the Lipoa Point area and we can have it redesignated conservation easement in perpetuity for all generations to enjoy and malama.
Council members: Auwe shame.
Thomas K. Bogar