The founder of an organization opposing the Public Land Development Corp. and an official with the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter will be discussing the controversial PLDC at a meeting of Upcountry Sustainability at 7 p.m. Monday.
Mahina Martin, founder of PLDC Watch, and Lucienne de Naie, who has served as chairwoman and conservation co-chair of the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter, will be appearing at the gathering at the Paia Community Center's main hall.
They will address how Act 55, which created the PLDC, evolved legislatively, the authority and scope Act 55 gave the PLDC, where these "public lands" are on Maui, the risks and ramifications of Act 55, and what people can do if they want to help get Act 55 repealed.
The group that Martin founded is a Maui-based effort working toward the repeal of Act 55. She is a former communications and community relations director for the county, a past commissioner for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and active in many community organizations.
In addition to her Sierra Club work, de Naie, a 28-year resident of East Maui, also has served as a member on a number of county task forces and advisory groups including the General Plan Advisory Committee.
The event is free. For more information, call 573-9260.