100 come to meeting on EIS for Kealia Mauka subdivision

Ryan Collins / The Garden Island

Residents and community members pack the Land Use Commission meeting Thursday in Lihue to decide whether or not to accept an EIS for the project. The commission ultimately decided to prolong a decision until Aug. 8.

LIHUE — The Land Use Commission held a packed meeting in the Moikeha Building conference room Thursday where 38 public testimonies were taken and over 100 people attended. The meeting was held specifically on whether to accept a final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 53.4 acres Kealia Mauka subdivision in Kealia.