Council Sets Community Plan Meetings on Lānaʻi

March 8, 2016, 8:42 AM HST · Updated March 8, 8:42 AM
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Lānaʻi. Photo courtesy: Office of Council Services.

Lānaʻi. Photo courtesy: Office of Council Services.

The Maui County Council will hold a public hearing at the Lānaʻi Senior Center on Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. to receive public testimony on the revised Lānaʻi Community Plan, Council Chair Mike White announced.

A special council meeting is also scheduled for March 12 at 11 a.m. at the same venue to consider the bill approving the Lānaʻi Community Plan on the first of two necessary readings, White said.

“Preparing the new Lānaʻi Community Plan has taken years of work and many hours of deliberation by the Department of Planning, the council’s Planning Committee and the volunteer members of the Lānaʻi Community Plan Advisory Committee and Lānaʻi Planning Commission,” White said. “I thank the public for their input thus far and look forward to hearing more as we get closer to approving a final document.”

The current Lānaʻi Community Plan was adopted in 1998. The bill under consideration would adopt the revised Lānaʻi Community Plan as part of the Maui County General Plan. The Lānaʻi Community Plan is intended to guide development on the island over a 20-year planning horizon.

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The plan was recommended for approval by the council’s Planning Committee, chaired by Councilmember Don Couch.

“The community plan process is often times challenging, especially when blending various visions from the community,” Couch said. “The passionate commitment to the process from the Lānaʻi Community Plan Advisory Committee, Lānaʻi Planning Commission and the community helped develop a document that will set the course for future Lanai generations.”

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