"Public lands are not to be sold," said Kaimuki resident Keiko Bonk.
"I think many wanted this issue of homerule. Because of what they wanted in our communities, residents felt they were being bypassed by the Public Land Development Corporation," said Evans.
In Monday's session, the two house committees which had originally heard five bills related to the PLDC only passed a single measure -- unanimously, to repeal the PLDC.
"I think we showed true representation of the community sentiment. I was happy we reflected what the community wanted," stated Evans.
The bill will now go to the full House of Representatives for a vote. If it passes, then the measure to repeal the PLDC would shift to the senate later this legislative session.