Hamakua Community Development Plan
Council Hearings 2018
8/28/2018 11:23:08 AM
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Harry Kim <br />Mayon <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 />1 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 <br />2 DRAFT Meeting Report <br />3 CALL TO ORDER BY COUNTY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNIN <br />4 Acting Chair Karen Eoff called the County Council meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. in the Council <br />5 Chambers, Kailua-Kona. <br />6 HAMAKUA CDP SC MEMBER AND STAFF ATTENDANC <br />7 Steering Committee: Brad Kurokawa (Chair), Farrah -Marie Gomes (Vice), Lorraine Mendoza <br />8 Absent/Excused: Scott Enright, Lorraine Mendoza, Jason Moniz, Glenn Carvalho, Craig Neff, <br />9 Ka'iulani Pahi'o <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 9 individuals testified in relation to Bill 161 to adopt the Hamakua Community Development <br />15 Plan. <br />16 <br />17 <br />18 <br />19 <br />20 <br />21 <br />22 <br />23 <br />24 <br />25 <br />26 <br />27 <br />28 <br />29 <br />30 <br />• 8 individuals testified in support of Bill 161 <br />• 1 individual testified in opposition to Bill 161 <br />1. Dwight Vicente: <br />Mr. Vicente, representing the Hawaiian Kingdom, testified in opposition to Bill 161, Mr. <br />Vicente questioned the background and credentials of Michael Yee, Planning Director. <br />Mr. Vicente stated that the Hamakua CDP does not mention native tenant rights or <br />crown and government lands and claimed the document is incomplete. He stated the <br />document does not include any history or table of authority and that people claiming to <br />own lands in Hamakua are fraudulent. <br />2. Gregory Smith: <br />Mr. Smith testified in support of Bill 161. He stated that he would like to see more <br />transparency on native rights within the document, but urged the County Council to <br />adopt Bill 161. <br />3. Lorraine Mendoza: <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer <br />Page I <br />
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