The 80 acres coming to the Hawaiian Homes Land Trust would be the first suitable for residential homes under a law Congress approved in 1995.
The proposal must still win approval from Gov. David Ige and the Legislature before becoming law.
UPDATED: The commission will decide whether to send the proposal to the Legislature at a meeting on Tuesday.
The measure under consideration by the Hawaiian Homes Commission would allow casino gambling on DHHL lands in Kapolei.
In a 3-2 vote, the Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee recommended the full chamber approve Gov. David Ige’s nominations to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Updated. The County Council voted unanimously to pass the resolution Wednesday.
The governor’s nominee was applauded for projects he’s moved forward but concerns remain over the agency’s continued backlog.
The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.