The gift of stability to families and singles who cannot afford to buy a home, who then can give back to their community – these are characteristics of a vibrant and diverse community. These are benefits that help Kailua retain its character over time. We can work through the challenges a development will bring to this location. What we can't work through are the challenges our community will increasingly face caused by the lack of long-term rent controlled affordable housing.

Senator Laura Thielen

Read Senator Laura Thielen's full letter to the Kailua Neighborhood Board here: