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<br /> <br /> <br />Harry Kim Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Mayor <br /> <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i <br /> <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br /> <br />Aupuni Center  101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3  Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288  Fax (808) 961-8742 <br /> <br />Tuesday, September 12, 2017 <br />DRAFT Meeting Minutes <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Chair Larry Brown called the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) Action Committee (AC) to <br />order at 3:03 p.m. in the Keaʻau Community Center. <br />ROLL CALL <br />Action Committee Members Present: Larry Brown (Chair), Leila Kealoha (Vice-Chair), Elmer Solis, <br />Michael Bernard, Patti Pinto, and Yumi Kawano. <br /> <br /> <br />Action Committee Members Absent-Excused: Susan Osborne <br />Staff: Michael Yee (Director), April Surprenant (Long Range Planning Division Manager), Bethany <br />Morrison, Keiko Mercado, Kevin Sullivan (CoH Planners). <br />Members of the public: 18 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: None <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: <br />1. Ms. Surprenant announced that beginning in 2018, there would be a change in the meeting <br />schedule for the Puna CDP Action Committee. The Planning Team will be working with Action <br />Committee Members and the various venues to determine available days. In an effort to <br />engage as many community members as possible, the Puna CDP AC will begin meeting from <br />5pm-7pm in January 2018. <br />2. Committee Member Yumi Kawano announced that there continues to be three vacancies on <br />the Puna CDP Action Committee and urged community members to apply. <br />3. Committee Member Patti Pinto announced that the Mass Transit Masterplan study will hold <br />public meetings on October 11, 5:30pm at the Keaʻau Community Center and October 12, <br />5:30pm at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Center. <br />4. Chair Larry Brown informed the AC that conversations have been initiated with Jo-Anna Herkes <br />from SSFM International about meeting with the Action Committees regarding the Mass Transit <br />Master Plan. <br /> Hawai‘i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page 1 <br /> <br />