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Senate District 23 - Heeia | Laie | Waialua

Gil Riviere (D)

Age: 54
Job: Mortgage loan officer
Background: Former state representative; North Shore Neighborhood Board member

Should there be additional restrictions on development in Kakaako? Why?

The state should return Kakaako planning to the city. The state should not be involved in development decisions that correctly belong to the city and impact infrastructure planning for water delivery and sewage processing. Ignoring city height restrictions in the recent push for super skyscrapers was also wrong.

What is your one big idea?

Keep the Country. Country benefits everyone. We must balance improvements and development in the urban areas with protection and enhancement of our rural areas. Hawaii’s natural beauty and resources must not be destroyed through careless land use decisions. Hawaii needs stronger advocacy for agricultural viability and land stewardship.