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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <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 />DRAFT MEETING MINUTES <br />Thursday, May 3, 2018 <br />County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room <br />CALL TO ORDER BY WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISION <br />Chairman Joseph Clarkson called the meeting on the Hamakua Community Development Plan to <br />order at 11:15 a.m., welcoming Windward Commission members, Steering Committee members <br />and members of the public. <br />STEERING COMMITTEE <br />Members Present: Brad Kurokawa (Chair), Farrah -Marie Gomes (Vice -Chair), Glenn Carvalho <br />Absent/Excused: Scott Enright, Lorraine Mendoza, Jason Moniz, Craig Neff, Ka`iulani Pahi`6 <br />Others present: Michael Yee (COH Planning Director); Malia Ho Hall (Deputy Corporation <br />Counsel for the Windward Planning Commission); Jeff Darrow (Planning Program Manager); <br />Maija Jackson (Planner), Christian Kay (Planner), Shancy Watanabe (Planner); Melissa <br />Dacayanan (Planning Commission Support Technician); Sarah Hata-Finley (Commission <br />Secretary); Bethany Morrison (Planner), Eric Cook (Planner) <br />MEETING OVERVIEW <br />This meeting was a concurrent Windward Planning Commission Public Hearing to review the <br />Hamakua Community Development Plan within the CDP project area, and a Hamakua CDP <br />Steering Committee meeting to abide by the Sunshine Law (HRS Chapter 92) and enable CDP <br />committee members to attend and provide comments to the Planning Commission. Members of <br />the Hamakua CDP Steering Committee attended this Windward Planning Commission Public <br />Hearing and were able to answer questions from the Commissioners during the public hearing. <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 Council. <br />Likewise, pursuant to Section 15.1 of the General Plan, the County Council may modify or <br />amend the community development plan before enacting it by ordinance, but it shall give the <br />