(BIVN) – A Hawaii Island commission has officially named its “top ten”; an annual priority list of potential land-acquisitions using a fund derived from two percent of the county’s real property taxes.
The Public Access, Open Space, And Natural Resources Preservation Commission voted to finalize the list during meeting in Hilo on Monday.
There are six locations in North Kohala on the list, many of them have been listed before. There are also three from Kaʻū and one from South Kona.
Here is the final list, with number one being a top priority:
- (1) Waikapuna, Kahilipali’iki, and Kahilipalinui (Kaʻū)
- (2) Hapu’u to Kapanai’a Cultural Corridor (North Kohala)
- (3) Mahukona (North Kohala)
- (4) Lamaloloa (North Kohala)
- (5) Halelua (North Kohala)
- (6) Kahilipali Iki, Kahilipali Nui, and Waikapuna (Kaʻū)
- (7) ‘Io Lani Trust (South Kona)
- (8) Kukuipahu-Haena Corridor (North Kohala)
- (9) Keawenui (North Kohala)
- (10) Ka’u Sugar Mill (Kaʻū)
A land parcel on the priority list still needs the approval of the Hawaii County Council before the finance department can even negotiate to buy it.