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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The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.