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., <br />� 6 O F• �y, � <br />y•%959�p'••,•1� <br />e <br />L J` <br />OFFICE OF PLANNING <br />STATE OF HAWAII <br />235 South Beretanla Street, 6th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 <br />Mailing Address P O Box 2359, Honolulu, Hawaii 96804 <br />Ref. No. P-15563 <br />April 10, 2017 <br />Comm. No. 2018-01 <br />HCDP Agency Review Comments <br />DAVID Y. IGE <br />GOVERNOR <br />LEO R. ASUNCION <br />DIRECTOR <br />OFFICE OF PLANNING <br />Telephone (808) 587-2846 <br />Fax (808) 587-2824 <br />Web http //planning hawau gov/ <br />Mr. Michael Yee, Director D <br />Planning Department 3 <br />County of Hawaii J <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Subject: Review of the Hamakua Community Development Plan (CDP) <br />Dear Mr. Yee: <br />Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the Hamakua Community <br />Development Plan (CDP). The request for comments was transmitted to our office by letter <br />dated March 15, 2017. <br />The County's CDP program creates a framework for regional planning that provides <br />residents and other stakeholders the opportunity to actively participate in planning for their <br />communities. The Hamakua CDP planning area includes the Judicial Districts of Hamakua and <br />North Hilo, and parts of South Hilo, with the southern planning area edge bordering Kaiwiki and <br />Hau Street. The planning area includes the towns of Kukuihaele, Honokaa, Paauilo, Ookala, <br />Laupahoepahoe, Papaaloa, Ninole, Hakalaui/Wailea, Honomu, Pepeekeo, Papaikou, and Paukaa, <br />and all of the agricultural and conservation lands in between. <br />In 2016, the Steering Committee for the Hamakua CDP formally recommended the <br />Hamakua CDP for adoption. Following agency review, the CDP will go to the Windward <br />Planning Commission for review and recommendations. The County Council will then consider <br />the CDP for adoption by ordinance. <br />The Office of Planning (OP) offers the following comments on the Hamakua CDP. <br />1. Priority guidelines on Climate Change Adaptation. HRS § 226-109 addresses <br />climate change adaptation priority guidelines. HRS § 226-109 should be <br />acknowledged, integrated and referenced in the policies developed in Section 4, <br />Protect and Enhance Natural and Cultural Resources, and in Section, Strengthen <br />Infrastructure, Facilities, and Services. Specifically, HRS § 226-109 should be <br />referenced in Section 4.2.3, Land Use Policy, Policy 18, on page 53 with <br />reference to an "assessment of impacts on hazard risk including flooding, <br />tsunami, and coastal erosion and/or sea level rise over the life of the <br />110941 <br />