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Hawaii House Majority Leader Pushes Bill to Abolish HCDA

·By civilbeat

Hawaii House Majority Leader Scott Saiki has followed through on his promise to scrutinize the Hawaii Community Development Authority, introducing eight legislative measures that range from curbing the authority of the agency to getting rid of it altogether. 

The state organization which manages development in Kakaako and Kalaeloa has been harshly criticized in recent months for approving a slew of new projects last year in Honolulu’s urban core. 

Saiki’s proposals harshly criticize HCDA’s progress toward its mission of developing Kakaako responsibly and providing housing for low-to-moderate income Honolulu residents. 

One bill would prevent the