Friday, February 27, 2015

Lualualei Military

At the beginning of this century Lualualei Naval Reservation was originally slated for possible closure (prior to 9/11 build up madness.) The naval magazine had been all but inactive when most of the munitions were moved to the West Loch branch near the Pearl Harbor Naval Station This leaves us with the question of when and how the Navy will leave Lualualei.

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The dream then as now is to restore the sites to productivity. But whose vision will drive the conversion of Lualualei valley from military to civilian use? Will it be the developers who wish to create industrial parks and subdivisions on what could be agricultural lands. Or will it be the residents and traditional practitioners of Waiʻanae who wish to restore ancient wisdom of land stewardship and sustainable practices?

The beautiful Lualualei Business Park, voted down by the Present Rail Party.
No sense in local residents living, working and playing in their own kuleana.
And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

The developers’ biggest argument for rezoning is job creation to relieve the aches and pains of the biggest mess ever created for Waianae residents - the Rail Disaster. Jobs on the Wai‘anae coast have been on the decline in spite of the great need to avoid the Rail Calamity.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

We could be trying to help businesses along the Leeward Coast to buy affordable office spaces, and no waste dumps or landfills are allowed under a light industrial designation. The Industrial Parks are meant to service the needs of the rural and suburban communities, (da people.) The workers may be able to get home quickly and be able to spend some time with their families.

The beautiful number #94, from Kapolei to Manoa in one hour. To be discontinued
and then everyone will be forced to use "Rapid Transit" - Trains don't wait, you wait.
21 stops to downtown. - Two Hours, minimum. How you like them potatoes?

Many in the community support the development, including The Nānākuli Neighborhood board.
Keeping country, country isn’t working specially now that we can see what is shaping up with The Rail Catastrophe. We need economic development so we can provide jobs for the residents of the Waianae Coast here.

There are people now doing computer, video and media work out of their homes. But the Present Rail Party is dead set against anything like that. They are already spending millions to force people to work in downtown Honolulu. Da Rail Mess? It's the bread, Fred. Fortunately, Kapolei is doing a good job of phasing the military out.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner
Pub's Late News: Just in from Maile Yagi of Wahaiwa Ballroom Dance Club;

Subject: Sunday at Dot's; My friend, Catherine Barroga, messaged me this morning that her band: Sweet Sounds/ herself, Freddy V. P. on drums/ and Pepe/ will be playing at Dot's on Sunday again - not "Taste of Harmony" as Georgie Amantiad had heard....either band is great and we'll have a great time dancing to them. Catherine also sings with Johnny Rock Society.