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Harry Kim <br />Mayon <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 • Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />Tuesday, January 10, 2017 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Chairperson Larry Brown called the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) Action Committee (AC) <br />to order at 3:05 p.m. in the Kea'au Community Center. The following persons were present: <br />Action Committee: Frank Commendador, Larry Brown, Leila Kealoha, Michael Bernard, Patti Pinto, <br />Teresa Reveira, and Yumi Kawano. Elmer Solis and Susan Osborne were absent. <br />Staff: Hans Santiago — Puna CDP Planner, Keiko Mercado — Puna CDP Planning Assistant, and Ron <br />Whitmore — COH Senior Planner. <br />Members of the public: 12 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: NONE <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: <br />1. Hans welcomed new Action Committee members to their first meeting— Michael Bernard, <br />Yumi Kawano and Teresa Reveira. <br />2. Hans recognized and thanked Councilmember Eileen O'Hara and CouncilmemberJen Ruggles <br />for attending the Action Committee meeting. <br />3. Hans introduced County Staff from the Planning Department: Ron Whitmore, Senior Planner <br />and April Surprenant, Long Range Manager. He also introduced the Planning Departments new <br />Planning Director, Michael Yee. <br />Michael shared a little about his background with the Action Committee and members of the <br />public in attendance. He has an extensive background in community work and looks forward to <br />working with all of the Community Development Plans. <br />PUBLIC TESTIMONY: <br />Three people signed up to testify. Two chose to testify at the start of the meeting and the other at the <br />time of their agenda item. <br />1. Jon Olson, representing himself, testified on agenda item #3 — 2017 Subcommittees of the <br />Action Committee: Jon feels that one of the things becoming more and more apparent is that <br />most of the focus of the CDP has so far gone into Puna Makai. While he feels that was logical <br />due to the amount of residents, he wants to ensure that the upper subdivision areas get equal <br />time and consideration. He feels this could be done by creating additional subcommittees. He <br />suggested having every subdivision recognized and participating. <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />