MEHANA KIHOI: RECONSIDERATION TO DENY THE INTERVENTION OF PERPETUATING UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AS A PARTY

Sacred Mauna Kea Hui blessed to bring you the news first once again:

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Mehana Kihoi (left) and protector Leinaala Sleightholm (right) take time to show encouragement with the hand signal synonymous with the world wide “Kū Kia’i Mauna,” Protector movement.

 [Editor’s Note: E kal mai, Mehana’s last name is Kihoi and not Kihoe. The article has been updated. Mahalo!]

Protector Mehana Kihoi submits a 116 page motion and memorandum detailing more than compelling evidence of, AND MOST DETAILED MOVEMENT YET of Board of Land and Natural Resources Board Member, Stanley Roehrig’s (pictured bottom left) failure to disclose information regarding compromising relations and of his unlawful conflict of interest with PUEO in special regards to its President Shadd Keahi Warfield (pictured bottom right).

Warfield is both the president of PUEO and Keaukaha One Youth Development (KOYD).

This is an ethical and lawful point of great concern.

The following excerpts were confirmed and made available by Sacred Mauna Kea Hui founder and party to the case Kamahana Kealoha. This motion was served and received by the parties through email yesterday evening.

These are excerpts from Mehana Kihoi’s most excellent, pertinent, germane, evidence-supported motion of reconsideration of PUEO as a party:

 [Editor’s Note: E kal mai, Mehana’s last name is Kihoi and not Kihoe. The article has been updated. Mahalo!]

“PUEO should be denied intervention as a party to the contested case because new and relevant information presented demonstrates the President of PUEO, Shadd Keahi Warfield, has a financial conflict of interest to BLNR member Stanley Roehrig.”

To date, Stanley Roehrig (“Roehrig”) has failed to provide the appropriate financial disclosures he has to Keaukaha One Youth Development (“KOYD”) required by HRS § 171-4(d). Id. Disclosures that are both relevant and important to the integrity of this case because Shadd Keahi Warfield (“Warfield”) is the President of KOYD (See Exhibit 1) and the President of PUEO.

“Roehrig received thousands of dollars in tax exemptions due to his business relationship with Warfield.”

“The facts show Roehrig and his wife, Jan Roehrig, own and operate Makana Kai Limited Partnership (“Makana Kai”). (See Exhibit 3). KOYD, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is currently leasing six (6) properties from Makana Kai.”

“Warfield and Roehrig signed the latest amendment to the lease on June 3, 2016 at approximately the same time PUEO requested to intervene in this case

“As a result of this relationship, Roehrig receives substantial financial benefits because of KOYD’s 501(c)3 status.”

To provide context to the financial benefits Roehrig receives, according to the Hawaii County Real Property Division, in 2009, Roehrig paid $6,736.50 for one property located at 67 Keokea Loop. (Exhibit 5). Due to the tax exemption, Roehrig and KOYD only paid $100 annually for the same property.”

Without the land exemption, Roehrig would have paid approximately $ 79,412.55 in real property taxes for six (6) properties for the same term. Id. Instead, Roehrig paid only $2,350.00 for the six properties over the same term. Id. In other words, up to $100.00 annually per property. This information is new and relevant because Roehrig or PUEO did not release these specific transactions as required by HRS § 171-4(d) from the inception of this case. This financial relationship puts the Plaintiffs at an incredible disadvantage considering the amount of money involved between Roehrig and Warfield. It’s absurd that TIO, PUEO, UH and Roehrig would hide such a direct and material conflict of interest between PUEO’s President, KOYD and Roehrig.”

“Even more outrageous is this conflict of interest existed in the first contested case when Roehrig voted and strongly advocated for the Thirty Meter Telescope (“TMT”).”

To support this, under the amended lease agreement dated December 13, 2013, recorded in the State of Hawaii, Office of Assistant Registrar of Land Court as Document No. T-8745142, Warfield agreed to pay Roehrig $500 a month from KOYD’s Rise Program for rent and $300 a month for custodian rent. (Exhibit 9 at 10). In total, Warfield agreed to pay Roehrig approximately $800 per month to lease the Keokea Loop properties. Id. To be clear, KOYD’s Rise program is mentioned specifically in the lease agreement. Id. This provision is important because KOYD received funding from TIO and UH to fund its Rise program on March 27, 2015 in the amount of $15,000, at the same time KOYD was in an active lease agreement with Roehrig. ”

“The amendment to the lease was recorded on December 13, 2013 and was still in effect when KOYD subsequently received funds from UH and TIO. To be clear, TIO and UH, at the same time, were involved in the first contested case to have BLNR approve the sublease to construct the TMT.

“By the terms of the amended agreement and the receipt of grant funds, this means Roehrig was a direct beneficiary from the grant received from UH and TIO because he charged KOYD’s Rise program rent for the Keokea Loop properties.”

“To add insult to injury, on July 15, 2015, Roehrig blatantly lied in an article published in the Civil Beat denying that he had a conflict of interest on the basis that he resigned from KOYD’s board of directors eleven days before KOYD received word of funding.5 (See Exhibit 10). Roehrig stated, “that’s a very unfortunate thing to say [to accuse him of the conflict of interest] because it’s not true.””

Roehrig failed to admit that KOYD leased six (6) properties from him and that he received tens of thousands of dollars in financial benefits in the form of tax breaks and rent from KOYD. (See Exhibits 6, 7 & 9 at 10). This is new and relevant information not previously available that must be considered in the present contested case.”

[Editor’s Note: E kal mai, Mehana’s last name is Kihoi and not Kihoe. The article has been updated. Mahalo!]

Mehana’s Motion will soon be uploaded formally at the Mauna Kea Documents Library but until it is Sacred Hui remains blessed and grateful to provide you the news as it develops, first. In this attempt we hope to deliver balanced and fair journalism at the speed of life. We strive to continue to succeed in this. Aloha. 

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Mehana’s Motion will soon be uploaded formally at the Mauna Kea Documents Library but until it is Sacred Hui remains blessed and grateful to provide you the news as it develops, first. In this attempt we hope to deliver balanced and fair journalism at the speed of life. We strive to continue to succeed in this. Aloha. 

Please click, consider and share:

http://www.gofundme.com/sacredmaunakea

We need your support to continue to succeed as a party on the economically-oppressing contested case. We also need your support to continue to be blessed to bring you the best news we can FIRST. ALOHA AND MAHALO. KU KIAI MAUNA.

2 responses to “MEHANA KIHOI: RECONSIDERATION TO DENY THE INTERVENTION OF PERPETUATING UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AS A PARTY

  1. Pingback: CRIMINAL Non-disclosure!? Roehrig received thousands of dollars in tax-exemptions due to his business relationship with Warfield | Sacred Mauna Kea·

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