SILENT AUCTION – TWO NIGHTS AT TURTLE BAY RESORT
Auction closes at 8 pm HST on March 20, 2022
Gift Certificates for Two Nights Ocean View Room
Each certificate includes resort fee, parking and room taxes
Approximate value for each certificate is $2200
Turbine Setbacks Case at Intermediate Court
The Supreme Court Rules Against Our HCP Challenge
Na Pua Makani Turbine Setbacks
KNSC and Kahuku Community Association are challenging illegal approvals by the Department of Planning and Permitting's (DPP) that allowed two turbines to be constructed within the minimum property setback. Our appeal is now before the Intermediate Court of Appeals. (12/29/21)
The Zoning Board of Appeals and Circuit Court both ruled that our appeal was filed too late and refused to consider the illegality of DPP's decision. The setback waiver was done ministerially and never publicly announced. Nobody except the developer and the DPP knew about the decision, so how could a 30 day limit to appeal be valid? We cannot believe the law requires interested parties to know, in advance, that the city is about to do something illegal and to formally request to be informed if they do.
We learned about these decisions in December 2019 and requested a contested case. The City approved construction of 568' tall turbines as close as 275' from a property line, even though the law requires a minimum setback of one foot for every foot of height and the law does not allow exceptions to the minimum requirements.
The basic questions, "Did the City violate the law?" and "What should be done to correct the violation?" are yet to be answered.
The massive turbines should never have been built so close to Kahuku.
Please help Keep the North Shore Country meet the expenses of pursuing a vigorous presentation of the facts. Expenses include legal fees, discovery, expert depositions, extensive copying fees, etc.
Mahalo for your support!
On February 22, 2022, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled against our challenge of Na Pua Makani's Habitat Conservation Plan.
We welcome donations to help pay our outstanding legal team for taking this case
to the Supreme Court, and for challenging the illegal setbacks of the massive turbines.
To preserve, protect and enhance the heritage and rural character of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, in partnership with communities from Kaena Point to Kahaluu.
Keep the North Shore Country (KNSC), in partnership with Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, dozens of communities and organizations and, ultimately, Turtle Bay Resort (TBR), the State of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu, the US Army, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) successfully altered a massive development plan into more than 1100 acres of coastal and agricultural land conservation, preservation of Kawela Bay and improved environmental stewardship at Kahuku Point.
In 2015, KNSC negotiated a settlement with TBR, whereby the resort would complete the conservation agreement, provide $200,000 over five years to NSCLT for conservation projects at Kahuku Point and allow KNSC first right to conservation of other valuable shoreline lands owned by the resort.
We continue to work with the other parties to increase land conservation and to follow our mission: To preserve and enhance the heritage and rural character of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, in partnership with communities from Kaena Point to Kahaluu.
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