REQUESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT OF VIEWING TIME IN LIEU OF LEASE RENT AND FOR THE USE OF PUBLIC TRUST LANDS ON THE SUMMIT OF MAUNA KEA.
Time and Place: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 325 (State Capital)
It would be great if those with time could attend and give testimony. If no can, then written testimony would also be great.
Lease rent at $1 per year is very unrealistic. Fair market value is worth millions per year. Over the life of the telescopes - the figures become enormous.
Viewing time and usage not being accounted for to public, legislature, etc. - This is worth millions of dollars.
The university is looking for over $2 Million this year - for Mauna Kea administration, maintenance and to defend lawsuits against us (the public) - which means using public money to fight the public (which is ridiculous).