Updated at 3:56 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2007
Raucous crowd of 400 at Superferry meeting on Maui
By Christie Wilson
Advertiser Neighbor Island Editor
Speaking at an informational briefing at the Baldwin High School auditorium, Council Chairman Riki Hokama said "state government is at risk of being seen as out of touch with the recent growth on the Neighbor Islands."
He said the proposed legislation is a "disingenuous" attempt to circumvent court rulings requiring an environmental review of state-funded harbor improvements to accommodate the new interisland ferry.
A raucous crowd of at least 400 people were present when the informational meeting began shortly after 3 p.m., with the audience expected to grow as the afternoon wears on.