Welcome to the `Āina Haina Community Association
If you are new to this area, e komo mai and please be sure to join the AHCA to help preserve a beautiful, safe and thriving `Āina Haina. Approximately forty percent of households in the community are members who elect an all-volunteer Board of Directors each year at the `Āina Haina Community Association General Meeting. All Directors live in our community -- some for generations.
During each program year spanning July 1 to June 30, the Board of Directors is tasked with ensuring that each tenet of the AHCA charter is upheld:
1. to promote the general welfare of the `Āina Haina area and its residents
2. to foster a positive community spirit and
3. to take informed action when necessary on community problems
Preserving and Protecting Wailupe Valley is our Top Priority.
We ultimately collected 1.927 signatures on the petition. Thank you for everyones support!
Apr. 19, 2013 AHCA comprehensive letter to Mayor Cadlwell and Council members!!!
note: this is a big complete file and takes a bit to download. It lays out the the Hao St. concern in detail!
1055 Hao Street Building Permit* - and - 1057 Hao Street Building Permit*
*Important: See Page 6 of 27, bottom of page. Notes: Fencing Clauses!
DPP's effort to transfer liability to future owners and taxpayes!!!
Ongoing action alert: please call and/or email:
1. Mayor Kurt Caldwell 768-4141 - firstname.lastname@example.org
2. City Council Member - Stanley Chang 768-5004 - email@example.com
3. City Dept.. of Planning & Permitting - Director - George Atta 768-8000 - firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Hawaii State Representative -Mark Hashem - 586-6510 - email@example.com
ASK them to RETAIN EASMENT 85 in Wailupe Valley, DO NOT sign off on cancelling thia easment. Closing the Easement would cut off public access to the trail and the Aina Haina Nature Preserve and the Wailupe portion of the Honolulu Watershed and Forest Reserve.
News stories, AHCA Letters, Maps, and Articles:
Apr. 4, 2013 OHA's letter to DPP's Director George Atta! (see also Feb. 28, 2013 letter)
Mar. 4, 2013 Honolulu Star Advisor report. OHA, Aina Haina group ask city to halt site work.
Feb. 27, 2013 Hawaii News Now report. Developer accused of ruining Hawaiian cultural site!
Feb. 13, 2013 Hawaii News Now report. Developer's plans disturb Aina Haina neighbors.
Aina Haina and Wailupe Images and Maps:
Older Hao Devolpment Reports and History:
October 2, 2012
Residences at Aina Haina LLC, owned by Jeff Stone, filed for permits to build two, two-story, single-family homes on the 9.5 acre parcel (TMK 36024001) located at 1031 Hao St. Although this is a significant downsizing from the original 2007 permits attempted for an 11-home subdivision, AHCA and residents throughout the community still share grave concerns about building on such steep slopes; the potential impact to homes below the site; the impacts of prolonged and complex construction on neighbors; and environmental impacts to surrounding preservation land where it is believed that such rare species as the Elepaio are making a comeback from the brink of extinction.