An open letter regarding today's city council hearing on the auction of a Hale‘iwa park.
James Estores, President, Malama Loko Ea Foundation
Gabby Kahaulelio, President, Hui o Hee Nalu
Bryan Amona and Chris Delaunay, Kailua
Schuyler E. “Lucky” Cole, Sunset Beach
Linda Legrande, Manoa
Elizabeth Reilly, Hawaii Kai
William W. “Billy” Saunders, Jr., Honolulu
Maile Shimabukuro, Waianae Read More »
Dozens gathered at last week's North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting to once again try to hear testimony on the proposed sale of City-owned land intended for a community park to build a replica of the Haleiwa Hotel. Board members had to shut down their first attempt at a meeting on the subject last year due to people speaking out of turn. Photos by Jade Eckardt
Above: Hundreds of residents showed up to September's North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting, which presented a proposal to build a replica of the historic Haleiwa Hotel on land, the opposition says, meant for public use. Attendees who couldn't fit inside John Kalili Surf Center had to look on from outside. Below: A panoramic view of Haleiwa Hotel, opened by Benjamin Dillingham in 1898, in a photographic print by Melvin Vaniman.
Members of Save Haleiwa Beach Park Coalition say land being sought for a planned replica of the historic Haleiwa Hotel is intended specifically for the expansion of the park. The photo below shows portions of Haleiwa Beach Park (outlined in green) that the Honolulu parks department is considering selling to the new owner of Jamesons (outlined in pink).