Ha‘ena residents speak out against cell tower at community meeting

Emma Grunwald / The Garden Island

Over 50 residents turned out for the informational meeting on a proposed AT&T cell tower and telecommunications facility on a house lot in Ha‘ena. The meeting was held at the YMCA Camp Naue in Ha‘ena on Wednesday evening, May 31.

Emma Grunwald / The Garden Island

AT&T representative Elizabeth Songvilay, standing right center with microphone, faced an onslaught of criticism from residents during the Hanalei-to-Ha‘ena Community Association’s informational meeting on Wednesday, May 31, where not one person in attendance voted that they were in favor of a cell tower in Ha‘ena, at the YMCA Camp Naue in Ha‘ena.

HA‘ENA — The Hanalei-to-Ha‘ena Community Association held an informational meeting on AT&T’s plans to construct a cell tower on a house lot in Ha‘ena, with the more than two-hour event sparking clear conflict and debate between AT&T, the County of Kaua‘i and the over 50 residents in attendance on Wednesday night, May 31, 2023.