Hawai'i House Democrats
Mauna Kea Working Group Creates Webpage, Working on Report to the Legislature
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – A Mauna Kea Working Group (MKWG) webpage has been created and can be accessed on the Legislature's website: http://capitol.hawaii.gov/. Click on the House tab on the right side of the page to take you to the House Links. https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/specialcommittee.aspx?comm=mkwg&year=2021.
The goal of the MKWG is to present recommendations for a new governance and management structure for Mauna Kea to the Legislature by December 31, 2021, as requested in HR 33. The Legislature will then hold public hearings on bills based on these recommendations to create laws needed to enact an effective governance and management structure.
As of August 3, 2021, the MKWG has focused on organization, ground rules, and planning. The working group's first focus has been to listen and learn from each other. The diverse composition of the membership has enabled differing perspectives to be shared in a collaborative and respectful manner. Additional expertise will be invited, when and as needed.
The working group welcomes public input, which may be emailed to MaunaKeaWG@capitol.hawaii.gov. All submissions will be shared with working group members.