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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />1 <br />2 <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />HAMAKUA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone(808)961-8288 • Fax(808)961-8742 <br />Tuesday, July 10, 2018 <br />DRAFT Meeting Report <br />3 CALL TO ORDER BY COUNTY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING <br />4 Council Committee on Planning Chair, Karen Eoff, called the County Council Committee on <br />5 Planning meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. <br />6 HAMAKUA CDP SC MEMBER AND STAFF ATTENDANCE <br />7 Steering Committee: Brad Kurokawa (Chair), Farrah -Marie Gomes (Vice), Glenn Carvalho, Craig <br />8 Neff, Ka'iulani Pahi'o <br />9 Absent/Excused: Scott Enright, Lorraine Mendoza, Jason Moniz <br />10 Planning Department Staff: Michael Yee, Planning Director; COH Planners: LeAna Gloor, Bethany <br />11 Morrison, and Eric Cook <br />12 PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING MEETING: <br />13 <br />14 21 individuals testified in relation to Bill 161 to adopt the Hamakua Community Development <br />15 Plan. <br />16 • 14 individuals testified in support of Bill 161 <br />17 • 3 individuals testified in opposition to Bill 161 <br />18 • 4 individuals provided comments on Bill 161 <br />19 <br />20 1. Jim Cain: <br />21 Mr. Cain, representing his family, testified in support of Bill 161. He stated that he is a <br />22 Taro Farmer from Waipi'o Valley and is in full support of passing Bill 161 to adopt the <br />23 Hamakua CDP. He praised the amount of input that went into the CDP from the <br />24 community and the special focus Waipi'o Valley receives in the CDP. <br />25 2. Shelley Mahi-Hanai: <br />26 Ms. Mahi-Hanai provided comment on Bill 161. She stated she was very encouraged by <br />27 the language dealing with lands held in public trust as well as land use issues. She noted <br />28 page 62 and 63 of the CDP in relation to land use issues. She stated that she works with <br />29 the Native Tennant Protection Council and wanted to note that native tenant rights are <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />