We are winning! We got support in the last Council for buying the public access. But it isn’t over:
The FINAL VOTE and the biggest, most important Public Meeting–and VOTE–by the County Council on whether the County purchases a 1/2 acre path to Papa’ikou Beach is this coming WED 11/21 at 9AMat the Hilo County Council Room. (Bottom Floor) .
At this meeting the County Council willVOTE. ( If they do not pass it–the Resolution for access will die. )
PUBLIC MEETING on PAPA’IKOU BEACH PUBLIC ACCESS
HILO: COUNTY COUNCIL HEARING ROOM
In Hawai’i the law is that the beaches belong to the public. But if the access to the beach is private–we are denied full rights of public access.
At this hearing we need the County Council to hear that the people from all districts want the County to purchase this trail down to the beach.
It is clearly a Hawaiian gathering rights issue.
This Public Access project is sponsored by Global HOPE, the Moku Loa Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Surfrider.
We all want a just, safe, and civil solution to this issue. Please remind people to be polite.
Noelie Rodriguez for Global HOPE (963-6966)