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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />KONA 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 />Wednesday, lune 21, 2017 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Vice -Chair Charles Young called the Kona Community Development Plan (Kona CDP) Action <br />Committee (AC) to order at 2:08 p.m. in the West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers. <br />KONA CDP AC MEMBER AND STAFF INTRODUCTION <br />Action Committee members Present: Charles Young (Vice -Chair), Kari Kimura, Janice Palma- <br />Glennie, Douglas Payne, and Arnold Rabin. <br />Action Committee Members Absent -Excused: Barbara DeFranco (Chair), Hiram Rivera, Shirley <br />David, and Shane Palacat-Nelsen. <br />Planning Department Staff: Michael Yee, Planning Director, April Surprenant, Long Range <br />Division Manager, Keola Childs, Kona CDP Planner, and COH Planners: Bethany Morrison, <br />Heather Bartlett, Hans Santiago, Keiko Mercado, and Kevin Sullivan. <br />Members of the public: Eight. <br />STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC REGARDING ITEMS ON AGENDA: <br />Two people signed up to provide comment. Both chose to speak at the beginning of the meeting. <br />1. Ken Melrose, representing himself, testified on agenda item 1 and 2 [although agenda <br />item 2 was later postponed for the next meeting]: Mr. Melrose said that the next <br />General Plan should focus on infrastructure and [road] connectivity. He noted that there <br />have been no new development of any scale since the CDP was adopted in 2008, said <br />that the General Plan should focus on increasing the "inventory" of housing, and how to <br />make it happen. He noted that some county agencies do not have "functional plans," <br />citing Dept. of Water Supply as not having plans to provide water transmission systems to <br />the sites where the CDP is encouraging development to occur. He said that the County <br />needs to build at least segments of the dormant Kahalui to Keauhou (Ali'i) Parkway to <br />provide badly needed additions to the Kailua-Keauhou road network in areas where <br />other infrastructure is in place to accept development now. He suggested that an <br />important tool for getting desirable development done in Kona would be through <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />