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What's the next step with the CDP?

Next Steps

On October 27, 2015, the CDP Steering Committee made final recommendations for CDP revisions and adoption.  These revisions were based on the March-June 2015 public review and comment on the Draft CDPSummaries of the feedback received are available in the "CDP Input" section of this web site.

In early 2016, a wide range of public agencies were invited to review and comment on the CDP.  After reviewing agency comment, the Planning Director is recommending non-substantive amendments to the CDP.  The April 2017 Kau Community Development Plan reflects those recommendations.

On April 20, 2017, the Planning Director submitted his recommendations to the Windward Planning Commission.  Within sixty days of receiving the Planning Director’s recommendation, the Windward Planning Commission transmits the CDP with its recommendation to the County Council. Windward Planning Commission public hearings are scheduled for:

All Windward Planning Commission meetings are open to the public, and public comment is welcome.

Next steps include:

  • County Council public hearings and action
  • Mayor signature
  • Action Committee appointed to guide CDP implementation.

The CDP Planning Process

See the project timeline for an illustration of the CDP phases and steps.  A 5-minute orientation video and presentation slides are also available.

Based on thousands of “talk story” and survey comments from community members, the Steering Committee first adopted a foundational Values and Vision Statement.  Next, building both on available data and local knowledge documented at two Community Summits, a baseline Community Profile was drafted.  Using those two pillars, the Steering Committee then adopted Community Objectives focused on natural resources, community character, and the local economy. 

Using the background analysis in Appendix V4 of the draft CDP, the Planning Team explored alternative strategies to include in the initial draft of the CDP.  All of the background analysis and exploration of alternative strategies was focused on achieving the objectives adopted by the Steering Committee.

During the fall of 2014, the Steering Committee reviewed the preliminary "working draft" of the CDP, made revisions before affirming that is was ready for community review, and provided guidance on how best to facilitate community review of the draft CDP.

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Upcoming Events
South Kohala CDP Special Meeting on the General Plan Comprehensive Review Jun 26, 2017 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Waikoloa Village Association Community Room
North Kohala CDP Action Committee Meeting Jul 10, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — North Kohala Senior Center
Puna CDP Action Committee Meeting Jul 11, 2017 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility
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