NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING
WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF HAWAII

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matter to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5 of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Planning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TIME:  5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Naalehu Community Center
  95-5635 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu, Hawaii
NEW BUSINESS -  5:30 p.m.
KAU COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
On October 27, 2015, the Kau Community Development Plan (CDP) Steering Committee recommended approval of the Kau CDP.  After reviewing agency comment, the Planning Director is recommending non-substantive amendments to the CDP.  Pursuant to Section 2-28.1 of the Hawaii County Code, within sixty days after receipt of the Planning Director’s recommendation on a draft community development plan or any amendment thereof, the Windward Planning Commission shall transmit the draft community development plan or any amendment with its recommendation through the Mayor to the County Council.  Likewise, pursuant to Section 15.1 of the General Plan, the County Council may modify or amend the community development plan before enacting it by ordinance, but it shall give the Steering Committee and the Windward Planning Commission an opportunity to review and comment upon substantive amendments and modifications before final adoption of the plan. 
The purpose of this meeting and public hearing is to afford all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to comment on the Kau CDP and for the Commission to review the CDP and consider its recommendation to the County Council.
Submitting Testimony:  According to Rule 1 (General Rules) of the Planning Commission, a person desiring to submit oral or written testimony shall indicate her/his name; residence address; and whether the testimony is on her/his behalf or as a representative of an organization or individual.  If testimony is being submitted on behalf of an organization, documentation showing membership ratification should accompany the testimony.  Written testimony shall be submitted with an original and nine copies prior to testifying.  The Commission would appreciate timely submittal to the Planning Department at least one week prior to the hearing date to allow for mailing and thorough Commission review.  Testimony that is irrelevant or unduly repetitious may be limited by the Chairperson pursuant to Rule 1.
Notice to Lobbyists:  If you are a lobbyist, you must register with the Hawaii County Clerk within five days of becoming a lobbyist {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(b), Hawaii County Code}.  A lobbyist means "any individual engaged for pay or other consideration who spends more than five hours in any month or $275 in any six-month period for the purpose of attempting to influence legislative or administrative action by communicating or urging others to communicate with public officials."  {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(a)(6), Hawaii County Code}  Registration forms and expenditure report documents are available at the Office of the County Clerk, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1402, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.
A copy of the draft Kau Community Development Plan is available for public review at the following website: http://www.hawaiicountycdp.info/kau-cdp/recommended-cdp-april-2017 and on file and open to inspection during office hours at the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact Sarah Hata-Finley (961-8157) or Jeffrey Darrow (961-8158) of the Planning Department as soon as possible, but no later than five days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations.  "Other reasonable modification" refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged.

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    WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
    GREGORY HENKEL, Chairman

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