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WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION <br />COUNTY OF HAWAII <br />HEARING TRANSCRIPT <br />APRIL 12, 2018 <br />A special advertised hearing on the HAMAKUA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />was called to order at 5:33 p.m. in the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) <br />Conference Room, 45-539 Plumeria Street, Honoka`a, Hawaii with Chairman Joseph Clarkson <br />presiding. <br />COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Joseph Clarkson, Donald Ikeda, Thomas Raffipiy, and John <br />Replogle. <br />ABSENT & EXCUSED: Gilbert Aguinaldo, Donn Dela Cruz. <br />ALSO PRESENT: Michael Yee (Planning Director), Malia Ho Hall (Deputy Corporation <br />Counsel for the Windward Planning Commission), April Surprenant (Planning Program <br />Manager), Bethany Morrison (Planner), Christian Kay (Planner), Eric Cook (Planner), and Sarah <br />Hata-Finley (Commission Secretary). <br />And 29 members from the public in attendance. <br />HAMAKUA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />On December 19, 2016, the Hamakua Community Development Plan (CDP) Steering Committee <br />recommended approval of a revised version of the March 2016 draft Hamakua CDP. After <br />reviewing agency comments, the Planning Director has recommended revisions to the CDP. <br />Pursuant to Section 2-28.1 of the Hawaii County Code, within sixty days after receipt of the <br />Planning Director's recommendation on a draft community development plan or any amendment <br />thereof, the Windward Planning Commission shall transmit the draft community development <br />plan or any amendment with its recommendation through the Mayor to the County <br />Council. Likewise, pursuant to Section 15.1 of the General Plan, the County Council may <br />modify or amend the community development plan before enacting it by ordinance, but it shall <br />give the Steering Committee and the Windward Planning Commission an opportunity to review <br />and comment upon substantive amendments and modifications before final adoption of the plan. <br />The purpose of this meeting and public hearing is to afford all interested persons a reasonable <br />opportunity to comment on the Hamakua CDP and for the Commission to review the CDP and <br />consider its recommendation to the County Council. <br />CLARKSON: And, let's proceed with the first and only item on today's agenda, and I'm going <br />to read, I've been told to read the entirety of the agenda description, so bear with me for a couple <br />of minutes. <br />EXHIBIT A <br />