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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />Roy Takemoto <br />Managing Director <br />West Hawaii Office <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy <br />Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />Phone (808) 323-4770 <br />Fax (808) 327-3563 <br />MEMORANDUM <br />December 31, 2019 <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Deputy Director <br />East Hawaii Office <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 <br />Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />To: Community Development Plan Action Committee Members <br />From: Michael Yee, Planning Director <br />Subject: Community Development Plan Action Committee Meetings in 2020 <br />Happy New Year! <br />Thank you for your support and participation in the Fall 2019 General Plan events! You will be <br />pleased to know that we received over 3,500 comments, both directly and during Speak Outs, <br />small group meetings, and topic -focused workshops. I congratulate the Department's Long <br />Range Planning team in its successful community engagement efforts. <br />I am writing to follow-up on my July 5, 2019 memo to you in which I explained that the <br />demands of the General Plan Comprehensive Review required that we limit Action Committee <br />meetings during the second half of 2019 to pressing business items. I am pleased to let you <br />know that we will reconvene Action Committees in 2020. <br />Importantly, the focus of CDP implementation in 2020 will be on advancing community-based <br />implementation of CDP goals, objectives, policies, and actions through partnerships. We also <br />look forward to getting Action Committee input on the Disaster Recovery Plan, the future of the <br />County's community planning program, and the recommended draft of the General Plan. <br />Staff are working on the details of a strategy that makes the most effective, efficient use of <br />Action Committee meetings in support of CDP implementation. With past successes and <br />challenges in mind, we are hoping to develop a thoughtful approach to community -County <br />collaboration that is more productive and meaningful than some of our previous practice. CDP <br />planners will be in touch during the first quarter of 2020 with more information. <br />If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Ron Whitmore, Acting Program <br />Manager for our Long Range Planning Division, at ron.whitmorekhawaiicogM.gov. <br />www.hiplanningdept.com Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer planning@bawaficounly.gov <br />