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Applications Sought for Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and E. Maui Conservation Planning Committee

October 4, 2021, 8:06 AM HST
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A view of Molokai’s Kawela ahupua’a (gulch) looking south. Credit: file The Nature Conservancy.

Applications to fill Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and East Maui seats on the Conservation Planning Committee are being accepted until Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Councilmember Michael J. Molina, chair of the council’s Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee, made the announcement saying, “The Conservation Planning Committee provides recommendations to the mayor, council and county agencies prior to acquiring parcels for land conservation purposes using Open Space, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources and Scenic Views Preservation Funds. It is important we have representation from community members in our remote locations as lands in those areas are best known by its nearby residents.”

Each appointee to the Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and East Maui seats must be full-time residents of the community plan area. Full-time residents are defined as one who resides in their residency area for at least 90 consecutive days.

More information on responsibilities and membership criteria can be found in Ordinance 5187, which is available online.

Molina said his committee will meet Nov. 2 to consider applicants for the three council-appointed seats.

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The application form is available online. Paper copies of the forms are also be available at the council’s district offices. The first page of submitted application forms will be accessible to the public.

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Applications can be emailed to [email protected] with a reference to GREAT-7. Applications can also be mailed, faxed or dropped off as noted on the bottom of the application forms.

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