Milestones: SMA Permit & Circuit Court Judgment
Special Management Area Permit: Hawaii County’s Windward Planning Commission voted 4-0 to approve the amended SMA permit for Hu Honua on Wednesday, May 4.
The approval comes after a year of hearings, written submissions and a hearing officer’s recommendations. There are a set of conditions, many recommended by the Planning Department and the hearing officer. Once we confirm the conditions included in the permit from the Commission, we will upload them to the Hu Honua website. Mahalo to the Commission for its careful review and approval.
Circuit Court Summary Judgment: Honorable Greg Nakamura of the 3rd Circuit Court granted Hu Honua’s motion for a summary judgment in the case Dow vs. Continental Pacific LLC (Civil No. 10-1-0140). That removes Hu Honua as a defendant in a case brought by area residents. Hu Honua was represented in the proceedings by Gary G. Grimmer & Associates of Honolulu.
The judge ruled that Hu Honua had produced sufficient evidence to show that no other defendant had legal claim to bring an injunction against Hu Honua to block using the Pepeekeo site as a power plant.
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