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Hawai'i County Community Development Plans

Welcome to the Hawai'i County Planning Department's Community Development Plans (CDP) online information resource

Stylized "satellite" view of Big Island


Community Development Plans are intended to translate broad General Plan Goals, Policies, and Standards into implementation Actions as they apply to specific geographical regions around the Island. CDPs are also intended to serve as a forum for Community input into land-use, delivery of government services and any other matters relating to the planning area.



Please see the following memos from Planning Director, Michael Yee, regarding the Community Development Plan Action Committee Meeting schedules for 2019 and 2020 as well as the General Plan Comprehensive Update process. 


Director's Memo November 2, 2020

Director's Memo December 31, 2019

Director's Memo July 5, 2019


For district-specific CDP information, go to the district you are interested in using the tabs above or the menu at right.


APPLY HERE to become a member of your CDP Action Committee.  


If you have questions regarding the status of your application or the application process please contact Rose Bautista, Executive Assistant to Mayor Kim, or (808) 961-8211.

An Action Committee consists of nine volunteer residents from each respective CDP planning area who serve as stewards of the community's plan through facilitating implementation and recommending plan updates as needed.  Committee members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Hawai'i County Council.

Action Committee members will be asked to:

  • Guide and advocate implementation of the Community Development Plan
  • Support & encourage partners to accomplish actions established in the plan
  • Identify and encourage new potential partners for implementation
  • Broaden community awareness and build partnerships
  • Consider long-term and sustainable plans for local and island-wide application
  • Provide timely recommendations to the Planning Department relating to the budget
  • Receive briefings from the Planning Department on issues related to the CDP
  • Receive briefings from county agencies on priority actions identified in the CDP
  • Monitor progress and effectiveness, including the need for plan amendments
  • Review and make recommendations on plan amendments
  • Provide recommendations to the General Plan


The County requires that Action Committee Members: 

  • Reside in the CDP planning area; this must be your primary residence
  • Be willing to commit to a term of up to four years
  • Be willing to attend monthly Action Committee meetings
  • Invest approximately 6-8 hours of work each month and in-between meetings (e.g., prepare comments and recommendations on draft proposals and amendments prior to these meetings, and speak to community groups and individuals)
  • Attend training workshops about planning and related topics
  • Help organize and attend public meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Agree to follow meeting ground rules and operating principles
  • Agree to committee Duties and Responsibilities as established by the County


Please see the following Corporation Counsel Memo regarding political campaigns for all County Officers and Employees: 

Memorandum 2020-01 Political Campaign Restrictions - Corporation Counsel



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