This reminds me of the Aloha Tower development. [“PLDC Meetings,” Aug. 22] Well, that one didn’t exactly turn out so swell, did it? A prime and gorgeous piece of Hawaii waterfront turned into a business desert, saved from complete barrenness only by a few restaurant/bars and the dinner cruise boat. A gigantic sum of lost tax revenue opportunity. It’s scary when government gets to run a muck in private/public developments without very strict regulations on the scope of authority and approval processes that include heavy public involvement at all stages with total transparency.