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Senate District 23 - Heeia | Laie | Waialua

Richard Lee Fale (R)

Age: 33
Job: State representative
Background: Kaaawa Elementary School Task Force; Koolauloa Neighborhood Board; BYU-Hawaii Seasiders Club Rugby Team assistant coach

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

If projects comply with environmental, health and safety laws as outlined by law, no additional restrictions are necessarily needed. We must achieve the goals and objectives of responsible growth, provide housing in urban Honolulu and help contain urban sprawl, which is a concern for rural communities on Oahu.

What is your one big idea?

Additional bond revenue from the purchase of conservation land around Turtle Bay Resort should be dedicated to infrastructure needs for Waialua and Kahuku school complexes. These communities are directly impacted by this deal and money generated within these rural communities should stay here to address critical educational infrastructure needs.