MAUI GENERAL PLAN DELIBERATIONS BEGIN

August 4, 2009, 8:45 AM HST · Updated August 4, 10:30 AM
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The county’s planning committee will begin deliberations on the General Plan.  The first meeting is set for August 4th in the Council Chambers, with additional meetings planned on Molokai, Hana and Lanai.  The general plan is the county’s primary planning tool and statement of policies.

Planning Committee Chair Sol P. Kaho’ohalahala (far left) will join other council members in General Plan deliberations.

Planning Committee Chair Sol P. Kaho’ohalahala (far left) will join other council members in General Plan deliberations. File Photo by Wendy Osher.

Deliberations will begin with the Countywide Policy Plan, the first major component of the new Maui County General Plan.

“As the top layer of the General Plan, the Countywide Policy Plan provides not only land use objectives, but also establishes the County’s goals and values for all areas of life, including quality of life, culture, the environment and the economy,” said Planning Committee Chair Sol P. Kaho’ohalahala.

The draft Countywide Policy Plan was presented to the Council last year by the Planning Director, after receiving guidance from the Lanai, Maui and Molokai general plan advisory committees and planning commissions. The Council has until March 1, 2010 to enact the Countywide Policy Plan.

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The next component of the General Plan update-the Maui Island Plan-is expected to be received in the fall.  The last comprehensive overhaul of the General Plan was approved in 1991.

Details for the upcoming meetings are as follows:

  • August 4, 1:30 p.m. @ Council Chambers, Wailuku
  • August 11, 6 p.m. @ Molokai’s Mitchell Pauole Center
  • August 13, 6 p.m. @ Hana’s Helene Hall
  • August 14, 6 p.m. @ Lanai High & Elementary School Cafeteria
  • August 17, 1:30 p.m. @ Council Chambers, Wailuku

(Posted by Wendy Osher)

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