Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 724




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 724, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Hawai'i Community Development Authority


G.M. No. 724


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Wei Fang for service on the Hawaii Community Development Authority.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Wei Fang from the Hawaii Community Development Authority and one individual.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Fang's experience in real estate development, commitment to public service, and proven leadership qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the Hawaii Community Development Authority as an at-large member nominated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Your Committee notes that Ms. Fang currently serves as Co-Founder and Principal of Centre City Development, which is a Honolulu-based real estate development company with a focus on design-driven redevelopment of urban infill housing projects. She also currently serves as Founder and Principal of Interisland Terminal, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to present exhibitions in contemporary art, film, and design and to advance the role of arts in innovation.


Your Committee further notes that if appointed to serve a second term on the Hawaii Community Development Authority, Ms. Fang's goals include working with her fellow board members to ensure a smooth transition for the new Executive Director; assisting the Hawaii Community Development Authority staff and leadership in strengthening the ability of the Authority to be more financially self-sustaining; collaborating with and engaging a broad cross-section of the Heeia community as the update of the Heeia master plan gets underway; and completing the transfer of Kakaako Makai park lands to the City and County of Honolulu in such a way as to ensure that the key features of the master plan for the Kakaako Waterfront Park are upheld. Testimony received in support of the nominee indicate that through her active participation, Ms. Fang has demonstrated her commitment and dedication to maintaining and enhancing the Hawaii Community Development Authority's Kakaako, Heeia, and Kalaeloa development districts. Her broad knowledge and experience in real estate redevelopment will continue to fill a valuable niche on the Authority.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,