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Harry Kim <br />- V OF h <br />•'- •`• • • <br />:'•- �' •.• , <br />' <br />Michael Yee <br />Mayor <br />w <br />� • �` n �•' <br />• '� <br />Director <br />*; t <br />' r ■ <br />Daiyn Arai <br />"•,r a ease <br />90 go• <br />of 1A <br />Deputy Director <br />West Hawaii Office <br />East Hawaii office <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwyi <br />Kailua�-Kona, Hawai `i 96740 <br />County of Hawai <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />`i <br />Phone (808) 3234770 <br />Hilo, Hawai 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 <br />Fax (808) 327-3553 <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Fax (848) 961-8742 <br />NORTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Mr. Michael Yee, Director <br />Hawaii County Planning Department <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Regarding: Request for Applications Review & CIP Information <br />Dear Director Yee, <br />The principal job of the Growth Management Subcommittee, as stated in the North Kohala <br />Community Development Plan (NKCDP), is to direct North Kohala's growth to areas within and <br />near existing town centers in order to preserve the district's open space and cultural resources. <br />This subcommittee reviews various types of land use applications submitted to the Planning <br />Department, decides upon appropriate action, and makes recommendations to the NKCDP <br />Action Committee and hence to the Planning Department. Our subcommittee also works with the <br />Planning Department to down -zone culturally or scenically important State-owned parcels to <br />more protective categories and acts as a liaison between Kohala culture/historic preservation <br />groups and the NKCDP AC. <br />At their January 2nd and February 13th meetings of the Growth Management Subcommittee they <br />discussed the following needs: <br />1. Although the Planning Department supplies them with several materials, such as <br />applications for subdivisions, variances, re -zoning requests, etc., in order to do their jobs <br />adequately they also ask to receive Subdivision/Consolidation (PCRS) applications. <br />This past year they discovered two PCRS applications that impacted population density <br />and one in which the property had special interest to the community. They submit that <br />they cannot afford to leave discovery to chance and miss any in the future. <br />2. The Planning Department requires over ten copies of most applications and forwards <br />copies to various agencies. Several typically remain unused at the Department. At the <br />same time a member of the Growth Management Subcommittee must travel to Kona in <br />order to photocopy information they need. We ask that the NKCDP to be on the <br />distribution list when a document affects our district. This cooperation facilitates a <br />timely review. <br />Several years ago Director Billie Jean Leithead-Todd agreed to supply the NKCDP with <br />at least the cover letters and the Director's summaries of pertinent applications. This <br />never happened. We'd prefer access to the entire documents, if possible. <br />www.cgh12lanninl�dent.com Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 1a nin hawaii o <br />