STAND. COM. REP. NO.3145
RE: S.R. No. 41
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 41 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO DEVELOP A MASTER PLAN FOR THE HONOLULU WATERFRONT,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to develop a master plan for the Honolulu Waterfront.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Department of Transportation (DOT), DBEDT, the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, ROPA Holdings, Ltd., Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund, and a concerned citizen.
Your Committees find that a master plan for the Honolulu Waterfront, which considers socio-economic opportunities, is highly desirable, and therefore supports this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure to include participation by the DOT. Your Committees find that the transportation operational and infrastructure requirements must be incorporated into the plan, and thus DOT's expertise is required.
Your Committees also amended this measure by requiring DBEDT to report annually to the Legislature regarding implementation of the master plan, rather than just once prior to the 2003 Regular Session. Your Committees find that the master plan will likely take years to implement, and the Legislature should be kept abreast of its progress.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 41, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 41, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,
ROD TAM, Chair
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair