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On August 23 and 25, 2016, Public Input Forums were held to get residents’ feedback on alternatives for future growth.  The presentation slides are available here.  Electronic “keypad polling” was used during the Forums (along with paper surveys at remote sites) to record participants’ input.  If you were not able to attend, you may view the presentation and complete the online survey.  Online surveys completed by October 30 were compiled with all of the other results and used to inform the comprehensive review of the General Plan.

Previous updates

  • Initial contracted analysis: In 2015, Placeways was engaged to use CommunityViz to support scenario planning for the General Plan.  SMS Hawai‘i was also contracted to provide historic trend and future forecasts data and analysis, and Planning Consultants Hawai‘i was engaged to inventory and assess scenic resources.
  • Initial in-house analysis: In 2015, County planners began comparing the 2005 General Plan with the adopted CDPs and started background research into key topics addressed in the General Plan, including natural resources, hazards, historic & cultural resources, housing, transportation, water, waste, public safety, and parks.
  • Initial input: Through October 2015, the Planning Director received and summarized initial input from the public, CDP Action Committees, and County Council.
  • February 2015: The Planning Director initiated the comprehensive review of the Hawai‘i County General Plan.

Visit the Comprehensive Review page for information about the Review timeline.


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