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STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

JOBIE M. K. MASAGATANI
CHAIR

May 11, 2015

Aloha Molokai Beneficiaries,

The Kalaupapa National Park Service (NPS) has just conducted a series of public meetings on the islands of Molokai, Maui and Oahu to get input from the community on the Kalaupapa Draft Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Kalaupapa Draft GMP/EIS) that examines four possible management strategies, called “alternatives,” for both the short term and long term futures of Kalaupapa.

For more information and to download the Kalaupapa Draft GMP/EIS and NPS newsletter, please visit the following website:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectiD=24883
As the landowner, DHHL is seeking your manao on the Kalaupapa Draft GMP/EIS and their preferred alternative. It is important for all of us to give proper guidance and vision to protect and preserve Kalaupapa.

Our Planning Office will be holding a Beneficiary Consultation meeting to talk story and get comments from you on:

May 26,2015
(Tuesday)
Lanikeha Community Center
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

On the following day, May 27, 2015, planning staff will be at DHHL’s office at Kulana Oiwi from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to give beneficiaries another opportunity to talk story about Kalaupapa, provide comments, and to share their manao.

I know we are all busy, but please try to make time to attend this important meeting. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Kaleo Manuel in our Planning Office at 808-620-9485 or by email at kaleo.l.manuel@hawaii.gov. For additional information, you can also visit our website at: http://dhhl.hawaii.gov/2015/04/16/kalaupapa-management-plan-and-eis-up-for-review/

Aloha,

/S/
Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chair
Hawaiian Homes Commission

P.O. BOX 1879, Honolulu, Hawaii 96805