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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 <br />DRAFT Meeting Minutes <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Chair DeFranco called the Kona Community Development Plan (KCDP) Action Committee (AC) to order at 5:04 p.m. in the West Hawai‘i Civic Center Community Hale. The following persons were present: <br />ROLL CALL <br />Action Committee Members Present: Barbara DeFranco (Chair), Charles Young (Vice-Chair), Arnold Rabin, Doug Payne, Hiram Rivera, Kari Kimura, and Shirley David. <br />Action Committee Members Absent-Excused: Janice Palma-Glennie, and Shane Palacat-Nelsen. <br />Staff: Keola Childs – Kona CDP Planner; and Planners Hans Santiago and Heather Bartlett. <br />Members of the public: 4 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: NONE <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: NONE <br />PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS: <br />One person signed up to provide comment. He chose to speak at the time of his referenced agenda item. <br />1. Jeff Zimpfer, speaking on behalf of Rhonda Loh, Acting Superintendent of the National Park Service (NPS), testified on agenda item #1 – Kona Community Development Plan Proposed Amendments Subcommittee. Mr. Zimpfer read a letter from Rhonda Loh to the Action Committee expressing concern for the removal of legal verbiage that may affect environmental protections; this included a concern that removing concurrency requirements may negatively impact groundwater withdrawal in areas surrounding Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. <br />Communication No. 2018-02: Letter from NPS Regarding CDP Amendments may be viewed and downloaded from the following website: <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: <br />Committee Member David moved to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2017 meeting as submitted. Second by Vice Chair Young. The motion to approve the minutes as submitted passed with 5 votes aye, 0 votes nay (Committee Members Rivera and Kimura were not present at the time of the vote). <br /> <br />