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OHA Settlement Community Meeting on Maui, Dec. 2

November 30, 2011, 9:44 AM HST
* Updated December 1, 10:09 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Royal Hawaiian Guard, file photo by Wendy Osher.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will host a community meeting on Maui this Friday, December 2, to discuss the recently announced Ceded Lands Settlement Proposal with the state.

Residents are invited to share their concerns, and learn about the proposed settlement relating to past due ceded land revenue.

The proposal calls for the land conveyance of property in Kaka‘ako to OHA as payment to cover past due amounts owed to the organization from ceded land payments.

If approved, the agreement would finally and completely resolve any and all claims relating to OHA’s share of ceded land receipts from November 7, 1978 to July 1, 2012.

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The proposed settlement is subject to legislative approval and OHA has the ability to walk away from the proposal prior to a decision by the legislature.

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If approved by the Hawai’i Legislature the agreement would give OHA 25 acres of property in Kaka’ako valued at an estimated $200 million.

The Maui meeting runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului.

The complete schedule of meetings around the state is as follows:

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MAUI: Maui Waena Intermediate School, 795 Onehe‘e St., Kahului, HI. 96732.  Dec. 2, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

KAUA‘I: 4344 Hardy St., Lïhu‘e, HI. 96766. Dec. 3, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

KONA (BIG ISLAND): Kaniohale Community Center, 74-5100 Haleolono St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.  Dec. 9, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

HILO (BIG ISLAND): Dept. of Education Annex, 450 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI. 96720.  Dec. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NORTH OAHU: Wahiawä Recreation Center, 1129 Kilani Ave., Wahiawa, HI. 96786. Dec. 12, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CENTRAL OAHU: McKinley High School (Pending approval Dec. 2, 2011), 1039 South King St., Honolulu, HI. 96816.  Dec. 13, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

EAST OAHU: Waimänalo “Ka Ho’oilina na Kühio “ Comm. Center, 41-253 Ilauhole St., Waimanalo, HI. 96795.  Dec. 14, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

LEEWARD OAHU: Kapolei Middle School, 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI. 96707. Dec. 15, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

LÄNA‘I: Lanai High & Intermediate School, 555 Fraser Ave., Läna‘i City, HI. 96763. Dec. 17, 2011, 9 – 11 a.m.

MOLOKA‘I: Külana ‘Ōiwi Complex, 600 Maunaloa Highway, Kaunakakai, HI. 96748. Dec. 17, 2011, 3 – 5 p.m.

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