The Kaimana Beach Coalition released more emails this weekend that raises questions about the influence of a group that it is at odds with.
The emails were obtained through a document request under the Freedom of Information that requires their release.
The Friends of the Natatorium, which supports total restoration of the war memorial, offered to have the head of the Waikiki Improvement Association, write the directive to allow the state take back control of the war memorial.
Rick Egged wants to make it clear.
"I didn't volunteer to do it, I was volunteered," said Egged.
Egged believes the unusual request for someone in the private sector do government work, was because back when he worked as planning director for former Governor Ben Cayetano, he actually drafted a letter rescinding the executive order that transferred the state-owned Natatorium to the city to operate.
Egged said the letter was never sent, because then-mayor Jeremy Harris announced plans to renovate the memorial.
Egged wanted to emphasis that the Waikiki Improvement Association's position has been clear all along.
"We don't favor either side into the discussion, into the future of the Natatorium we simply want to facilitate something being done," said Egged.
Egged said he personally favors a new aquarium.
"Whether it’s a new beach, or an aquarium, or restoration with a volleyball court, all of those things would be positive, but allowing it to crumble is not."