Group challenges decision on Kulani
by Peter Sur
Tribune-Herald Staff Writer
An advocacy group is challenging the state land board’s decision earlier this month transferring Kulani lands and the former Kulani Correctional Facility to the state Department of Defense.
Kat Brady, representing the Honolulu-based Community Alliance on Prisons, and two other individuals requested a contested case hearing during the Sept. 9 meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources.
At issue was a request by the state to “approve of and recommend to the governor” that she cancel the executive orders and transfer the lands so they could be used for the Youth ChalleNGe Academy (a program for at-risk teens and young adults) and also for the Hawaii Army National Guard for training purposes.