Friday, February 28, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Makakilo NB Opposes "48 Minute" Bill 1329
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 4580 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Military

UPDATE: Kapolei NB: HB1329 Racetrack Bill -- Insensitive, Unethical, Possibly Illegal

Report: Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale NB Opposes "48 Minute" Bill 1329

by Larry Geller, Disappeared News, March 21, 2015

John Bond reports:

Friday night a special meeting of the Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale [Neighborhood Board] voted to oppose Bill 1329 for a proposed race track in the Ewa residential areas for reasons which included the 48 minute public notice and no prior proposals submitted for public review and consideration by the neighborhood board.

HB1329 is the controversial bill that was part of an agenda given only 48 minutes notice before it was heard by FIN on March 5. The waiver of 48-hour notice was requested by House Finance chair Sylvia Luke and granted by the Speaker. The bill enables the creation of a motor racetrack on Ewa Field, a historic battlefield.

Strangely (?), the proponents of the bill, including the assumed future racetrack operators, their attorney and others connected to the project, were able to submit testimony in support of the bill. The public at large was locked out by the outrageously short notice, so there was no testimony in opposition. All in favor, none opposed. That is what the record will show—there is no indication that only 48 minutes notice was given.

See also:

John also reported:

At the meeting one suggested alternative area brought up was the State owned former Hawaii Feedlot which is located in the Campbell Industrial area where the engine noises would be the least disruptive and where many car repair shops are already located.

While a smaller area, the Hawaii Feedlot site may actually be a more appropriate area considering that past local race track ventures have had financial difficulties and would not support a major mainland type of racing facility.

The bill is now in the Senate, and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology (chair: Glenn Wakai).

NOTE: The Neighborhood Board did not take a position opposing the concept of a racetrack:

At the meeting one suggested alternative area brought up was the State owned former Hawaii Feedlot which is located in the Campbell Industrial area where the engine noises would be the least disruptive and where many car repair shops are already located.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license.


HB1329: Text, Status

RELATED: Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940


ACA Signups Hawaii



Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii



Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube


Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii