With thanks to Snuggles on Gab.
A clip from KHON2 is making the rounds, on the edges, anyway, featuring a question posed today to Hawaii Gov Josh Green "...about preserving Lahaina, moving forward."
Hawaii Gov Josh Green replies:
I am already thinking about ways for the state to acquire that land --
What??! Burnt out or not, land in Lahaina belongs to individuals, Hawaiians -- and as we have been hearing, from Time Immemorial as Lahaina is Hawaii's ancient capital.
Let me begin transcribing again. Blah blah moving forward?
Hawaii Gov Josh Green:
I am already thinking about ways for the state to acquire that land so we can put it into workforce housing to put it back into familes or to make it open spaces in perpetuity as a memorial to people who were lost. We want this to be something we remember after the pain passes.
Burn 'em out, grab their land -- is that what this is about?