Maui County Council’s Planning Committee will be meeting Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 9am in Council Chambers, 8th fl Maui county bldg.
On the agenda is item #PC-11 (Lāna`i Community plans) and proposed changes to it.
(Click on image above to be re-directed to the County website for the full agenda document.)
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH LANA`I’S COMMUNITY PLAN, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR THE REST OF MAUI COUNTY?
The Planning Director and Planning Committee Chair Don Couch continue to try to undermine years of hard work by our Community Plan Advisory Committees by making the Zoning trump our Community Plans. Tell Don Couch’s Planning Committee not to let the Planning Director do another end-run around the process by inserting changes that would violate Hawaii State law. These changes were not seen by the Lana`i Community Plan Advisory Committee or the Lana`i Planning Commission. Don Couch doesn’t think that matters, because they are “only advisory.” Tell Don Couch to respect the will of the Community!
Also please contact the other Planning Committee members and let them know you STRONGLY OBJECT to this move that could set a dangerous precedent for the Community Plans throughout the rest of Maui County. What happens to one community-created and driven plan could certainly happen to others. Let them know this is absolutely unacceptable. Our Community Plans reflect a lot of hard work and research “to address the unique characteristics of each Community Plan Area”. It is the vehicle that gives residents the opportunity “to address challenges specific to their regions”.
We understand that this hearing will be just one day after the equally important “Show Me the Water” policy hearing on the 6th, but we urge you to show up to support our Community Plans, submit testimony and share this post with others.
TESTIMONY FOR THE LĀNA`I ISSUE (PC-11) may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org