April 9, 2009 – Hilo, Hawaii
VIDEO: David Corrigan
VIDEO DESCRIPTIONS: (from top to bottom)
First video: Samuel J. Lemmo, Administrator of the DLNR’s Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, gives a quick history of all the state efforts to manage and preserve the unique treasure of Mauna Kea.
At the conclusion of the his presentation, Lemmo expresses support for the Mauna Kea CMP on behalf of he and his staff.
Second video: The University of Hawaii-Hilo, as applicant for BLNR approval of Comprehensive Management Plan, is given the opportunity to make a lengthy presentation detailing their thought process in creating the CMP.
Sharing thoughts in this video are University of Hawaii Systems president, David McClain, UH-Hilo chancellor Rose Tseng, and Mauna Kea Management Board chairman Barry Taniguchi.
Third video: The BLNR questions representatives of The University of Hawaii-Hilo in regards to the suggestion of the CMP being an “incomplete” document.
Supporters of the CMP have admitted that it is less than perfect. Opponents say the document lacks timelines, accountability requirements, and an address on the future for telescopes on Mauna Kea.
In this video, Barry Taniguchi tries to answer questions on the possibility of future amendments designed to go towards full completion of the CMP.
Fourth video: In an attempt to address one of the greatest concerns on the part of the public in regards to the CMP, the BLNR questions representatives of The University of Hawaii-Hilo about their plans concerning public access.
Many opponents fear the CMP is disguised to restrict public access to Mauna Kea.
In this video, Dawn Chang, a consultant with Oahu’s Ku`iwalu who helped UH-Hilo draft the CMP, answers the question, and even reflects on how current legislation before the state (HB 1174 – to transfer authority for Mauna Kea to the University) would interact with the CMP proposals for public access.