Friday, February 22, 2013
Mark your calendar: “The PLDC and Property Rights in Hawaii” at UH law school, Tue 2/26 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Here’s the announcement from UH, and a flyer can be downloaded. Note: to partake of refreshments, you need to RSVP (see below).
The PLDC and Property Rights in Hawaii
William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2
Tuesday, February 26, 7:15-8:30
The Hawaii legislature established the Public Land Development Corporation in 2011. Supporters maintain that the PLDC will promote public-private partnerships, develop state lands and generate revenues for the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Critics argue that the PLDC circumvents regulations protecting environmental and cultural resources and allows private interests to profit from public lands.
A panel of experts with diverse perspectives will discuss the PLDC in the context of politics and property rights in Hawaii.
- Our moderator, Professor Shelley Saxer from Pepperdine University, is teaching Real Property at Richardson this semester. She has written extensively about how property rights impact the interests of individuals and communities.
- Mark Murakami practices in the Real Estate, Construction and Dispute Resolution groups at Damon, Key, Leong, Kupchak & Hastert. He has won numerous honors for his work in property law, military law and maritime law. Mark is also a commander in the U. S. Coast Guard.
- Marti Townsend is the executive director of The Outdoor Circle. Formerly Program Director and Staff Attorney at KAHEA, Marti has a long history of activism related to environmental and social justice issues in Hawaii.
- Representative Chris Lee has represented Kailua and Waimanalo in the Hawaii state legislature since 2008. Representative Lee posts Facebook updates explaining the outcome of committee hearings in an effort to promote public understanding of the legislative process.
Refreshments will be provided for those who RSVP at the linked survey