STAND. COM. REP. NO.811-02
RE: H.R. No. 62
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns, to which was referred H.R. No. 62 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CITY OF KAPOLEI AS THE E-COMMERCE CITY OF O`AHU,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to recognize the award-winning planning of the city of Kapolei, which was designed to take businesses into the information age, by designating Kapolei as "The E-Commerce City of O'ahu."
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Kapolei Property Development LLC and a resident of west Oahu.
Your Committee finds that the new city of Kapolei deserves recognition and that its planning and design were awarded the National Developer of the Year Award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. This was the first such award for Hawaii, and it recognized that Kapolei was designed to be a community rather than just a collection of buildings.
Your Committee notes that planning for Kapolei included the original area residents, neighborhood boards and schools, and government officials and agencies. The Kapolei area contains the State's largest industrial park and a new business park, and is totally wired to support technology companies and other global businesses.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 62 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns,
LEI AHU ISA, Chair