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Kaka'ako Roads Worsen As Ownership Battle Continues

Catherine Cruz

 There are roads across the state that are in limbo because no one can agree who owns them. A  drawn-out legal battle over disputed roads in Kakaako has taken a turn and has some questioning why it's taken so long to resolve.

 The agency that oversees the development of the district moved a step closer to resolving a situation with the Kakaako Land Company. It sent a warning letter July 10 that a bill signed into law requires them to fix the roads to city standards or stop charging for parking. We talked to Aedward Los Banos, head of the Hawaii Community Development Authority about where things stand.

One particularly vocal Kakaako businessman is frustrated it's taken so long for the government to resolve the issue. Bob Amami of the Car Source on Kawaiahao Street.

A lawsuit has been filed by a handful of businesses against the Kakaako Land Company.


Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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