KEAUKAHA, Hawaii – Sierra Club member Nelson Ho shared his thoughts on the University of Hawaii’s management of Mauna Kea on Saturday during a Kahu Ku Mauna consultation with the community.
“If the university continues with this track,” Ho told those in attendance for the meeting in Keaukaha, “they are violating basic civil rights.”
The university’s Office of Mauna Kea Management is considering new rules that would regulate building ahu or the stacking of rocks on the mountain. OMKM is also considering guidelines for the placement and removal of offerings on Mauna Kea.
Kahu Ku Mauna serves as the advisory group for the Mauna Kea Management Board, which sets policy for OMKM. Kahu Ku Mauna held the meeting in order gather feedback from the community before reporting back to the Mauna Kea Management Board.
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