Regarding Hui status to manage portion of Haʻena State Park

Aloha fellow Kauai residents. Below is a Template for a letter to be sent to the BLNR regarding the Hui lease agreement with the state.

The Hui currently has a year to year revocable permit to manage parking lot and surrounding area.  We are trying to turn this into a long term lease to strengthen our organizations ability to care for the place and continue to provide educational and cultural experiences for the people.

All signs were pointing to approval but last minute the AG is now saying he doesn’t approve.  We need to overwhelm the BLNR with support letters, from all walks of life in our community. Please take 5-10 minutes to help us and forward this to anyone you think is supportive of our efforts and might help as well!!

Your name and address at the top or the name of organization (use letterhead if possible)

June ___, 2022 (no later than Thursday morning at 9:00 am)

Board of Land & Natural Resources
Via e-mail:  blnr.testimony@hawaii.gov
Department of Land & Natural Resources
P.O. Box 621
Honolulu, HI  96809

Subject: BLNR Agenda  Item E.1 – Authorize the DLNR to Directly Negotiate a Five-Year Lease with Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana at Hāʻena State Park, Kauaʻi

Aloha Chair Case and Members of the Board of Land & Natural Resources:

            Mahalo for the opportunity to testify in support of Agenda Item E-1 which is the Division of State Parks’ staff recommendation to issue a 5-year general lease to Hui Makaʻāinana O Makana (Hui).

Include several talking points in your own words. Does not need to be more than one page. Short and sweet is fine.

Aloha, your name here.

Thank you in advance, and Please call or email me if you have any questions. 

Santo Giorgio, Treasurer
Hui Maka‘āinana o Makana
Cell: (808) 634-0637