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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />West Hawaii Office <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy <br />Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />Phone (808) 323-4770 <br />Fax (808) 327-3563 <br />September 20, 2017 <br />Michael Yee, Director <br />Planning Department <br />County of Hawaii <br />Dear Director Yee: <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />KONA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />ACTION COMMITTEE <br />SUBJECT: Kona CDP Action Committee recommendations for <br />FY 2018-2019 Capital Improvement Program and Budget: <br />■ Lako Street Connector <br />■ Kahului — Keauhou (Ali`i) Parkway <br />■ Extension of Kealaka`a St. to Hinalani St. <br />■ Kona Open Space Network <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />East Hawaii Office <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 <br />Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />At its September 20, 2017 meeting, the Kona CDP Action Committee voted to request that the <br />Mayor and the County Council re -appropriate as may be necessary and allot funds to allow <br />commencement of the following previously appropriated projects (not listed by priority): <br />Kahului — Keauhou (Ali`i Parkway.) Re -appropriation and allotment of a modest level of <br />funds for the previously proposed Kahului — Keauhou (Ali`i) Parkway, sufficient to re- <br />evaluate preliminary design options, and the feasibility of its construction, by means of a <br />funded public participation process that includes community stakeholders affected by the <br />proposed roadway. This roadway was the subject of items 1 and 2 of the Action <br />Committee's December 5, 2016 letter to the prior Planning Director. <br />2. "Lako Street Connector" between Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway. Re -appropriation <br />and allotment of funds for the design and construction of the "Lako Street Connector" <br />between Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway, with an appropriation amount sufficient to <br />encompass its full design scope. In particular, this includes the substantial intersection <br />improvements that may be necessary at its Kuakini Highway terminus as well as the Alii <br />Drive terminus and also as may be necessary to accommodate a future intersection with the <br />Kahului-Keauhou (Ali`i) Parkway. The Committee is concerned that the publicized offer of <br />a private landowner to construct this vitally important roadway connector may be insufficient <br />to provide the necessary intersection planning and improvements mentioned above. <br />