Sunday, January 30, 2011

 

Community groups opposing Honolulu heavy rail project to rally Monday at City Hall 12:30 p.m.


by Larry Geller

Opposition to the heavy rail project planned for Honolulu are organizing and plan to rally on the steps of Honolulu Hale tomorrow (Monday, January 31, 2011) at 12:30 p.m. Former Governor Ben Cayatano is to be the spokesperson for the rally.

The groups planning to participate tomorrow include:

- Numerous individual AIA architects
- Advocates For Consumer Rights
- Friends of Makakilo
- Hawaii's 1000 Friends
- Hoa'aina o Hawai'i'imiloa from Leeward Community College
- Donors of Irwin Park (represented by Michelle Matson)
- The League of Women Voters-Honolulu
- Life of the Land
- Oahu Farmland Alliance
- The Outdoor Circle
- Residents Along The Rail

Pearl Johnson, Chair of the League of Women Voters-Honolulu Planning & Transportation Committee, said, "The City seems to have convinced the media that Rail Transit has permission to start construction -- that 'it's over'. It's far from over. We are inviting any and all organizations and individuals who may want to join us at this event to do so.”

There is ample parking at the Municipal Building and the possibility of metered parking along King Street, within the Iolani Palace grounds or other nearby locations.


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