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William P. Kenoi <br />Mayor <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Director <br />Bobby Command <br />Deputy Director <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 />Saturday, November 21, 2015 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />CALL TO ORDER: <br />Vice -Chairperson Farrah -Marie Gomes called the Hamakua Community Development Plan (HCDP) <br />Steering Committee to order at 9:08 a.m. at the Laupahoehoe Library Humanities Room. <br />ROLL CALL: <br />Members Present: Brad Kurokawa, Farrah -Marie Gomes, Glenn Carvalho, Scott Enright, Lorraine <br />Mendoza, and Craig Neff. <br />Members Absent: Ku`ulei Badua, Jason Moniz, and Ka`iulani Pahi`6. <br />Staff. LeAna Gloor — Hamakua CDP Project Manager, Planner, Ron Whitmore — Hawai`i County <br />Planner, Keiko Mercado — Hdmakua CDP Planning Assistant, and Bob Agres — HACBED. <br />Members of the public: None <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: <br />Mr. Kurokawa moved to defer approval of the September 26, 2015 draft minutes until the next Steering <br />Committee meeting. Second by Mr. Neff. <br />Mr. Carvalho asked for clarification on the process of public comment and requested more consistency <br />in terms of procedure. The written testimony that was submitted on October 10th will be attached to the <br />minutes. It was reiterated that while public comment is always welcome, the September 26th meeting <br />was in a workshop format, primarily dedicated to providing the Steering Committee with the <br />foundation they would need as they moved into the community review phase, but it had also provided <br />for public participation in the review exercises. <br />Motion to defer passed with S votes aye, 0 votes nay, and I vote to abstain (Mr. Carvalho). <br />MEETING OVERVIEW: <br />Ms. Gomes (Vice -Chair) provided an overview of the meeting, including a brief reminder of the <br />purpose and scope of the CDP, and the role of the Steering Committee. <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer <br />Page I 1 <br />