The Kauai County Council has voted for a resolution urging the state Legislature to repeal the law that created the Public Land Development Corp., the development arm of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The Hawaii County Council’s planning committee approved a similar resolution earlier this month.
From Kauai County Council chairman Jay Furfaro, according to The Garden Island:
“I probably couldn’t have a conversation around the table about this act without having to cover the poi bowl,” said Furfaro on his closing statements, making a reference to the traditional Hawaiian cultural practice of halting all conflict at the dinner table whenever the poi bowl was uncovered.
“This bill basically says that we shall exempt the state from the statutes, ordinances, charter provisions, from rules of any government agency; and that is not a call I take my kama‘aina stewardship,” he said.