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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 • Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />Tuesday, May 21, 2019 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Deputy Director <br />The meeting opened at 5:11 p.m. and Chair Larry Brown called the Puna Community Development <br />Plan (PCDP) Action Committee (AC) to order at 6:15 p.m. when quorum was met at the Pahoa <br />Neighborhood Facility, Pahoa HI. <br />ROLL CALL <br />Action Committee Members Present: Larry Brown (Chair), Frances Brewer (Vice), Leila Kealoha, Brent <br />Norris, Yumi Kawano <br />Action Committee Members Absent -Excused: Dan Domizio, Susan Osborne, Mark Hinshaw <br />Staff: CoH Planners — Keiko Mercado and Heather Bartlett, Kilauea Eruption Recovery Community <br />Engagement Manager, Bob Agres; Deputy Director of Research and Development, Ron Whitmore <br />Members of the public: 28 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: NONE <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: <br />1. Chair Brown encouraged community members to apply for the Puna Action Committee. <br />PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS: 8 Members of the public provided testimony. <br />1. Mr. Jon Olsen, representing himself, provided testimony on business item #1. Mr. Olsen stated <br />that he sees park planning as a priority and emphasized the need to get recreational facilities <br />back up and running. He expressed his desire to see the Pohoiki boat ramp replaced and <br />stressed the importance of restoring roads and increasing connectivity in Puna. <br />Mr. Olsen additionally submitted written testimony which can be reviewed here: <br /> <br />2. Ms. Susan Kim, representing Vacationland, provided testimony on business item #1. Ms. Kim <br />expressed her gratitude to the Action Committee for the letter the committee wrote to Mayor <br />Harry Kim to support the reopening of inundated roads. She stated she would like to see a <br />timeline for the reopening of HWY 137 to be announced to the public. Ms. Kim also suggested <br />that SMA designations and flood zoning should be updated to reflect the new topography post <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />