Choon James: City Council Candidate Robert Bunda Served on PLDC and Honolulu Rail Board
City Council Candidate Robert Bobby Bunda and I are on the opposite ends of many public policies. Mr. Bobby Bunda was on the PLDC Board and we were challenging him.
The PLDC – Public Land Development Corporation – was a moment in time when all of the Hawaiian Islands combined to repeal Act 55. PLDC caused so much anger amongst the residents. The name itself was an oxymoron. PRIVATE developers should not be given unfettered access and authority to use PUBLIC lands.
People Power from all the islands of Hawaii ganged up and repealed the bad action in 2012.
Mr. Bunda was also on the Honolulu Rail HART Board. He recently resigned from the Honolulu Rail HART ( Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit) Board. Honolulu Rail issue is another concern that we citizens tried very hard to insert some sanity into the fiscal process.
Choon James is shown here at the State Legislature trying to prove a point – Don’t keep throwing good money into the fiscal black hole. The state Senate Ways and Means Committee narrowly voted to advance the $2.37 billion bail out for the city’s financially troubled rail project on August 28, 2017.