Maui Planning Committee reviews Maui Island Plan

December 14, 2009, 3:33 PM HST · Updated December 14, 3:33 PM
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The Maui County Planning Committee conducts its initial review today of the Maui Island Plan.  The document is designed to establish growth boundaries and land use patterns.  The plan creates a vision for the county over the next 20 years.  The Maui Island Plan must be consistent with the countywide policy plan that goes before the Maui County Council this Friday for review.

The County Council will convene at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, to consider the Planning Committee’s recommendation to conduct a public hearing on a proposed bill to adopt the Countywide Policy Plan. The bill includes revisions approved during the course of nine committee meetings conducted throughout the summer and fall.

“All Maui County residents have a vested interest in the General Plan,” said Councilmember Sol Kahoohalahala.  “I welcome testifiers with special knowledge, including cultural and environmental experts, as well as planners, other professionals and members of County advisory committees who have studied these draft plans.”

“It’s also important for everyone in the public, regardless of expertise or background, to know that the General Plan update is a community-driven process,” said Kahoohalahala.

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The Council’s current deadlines for approving the Countywide Policy Plan and Maui Island Plan are March 1, 2010 and Oct. 18, 2010, respectively.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; supporting information provided by the County of Maui)

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