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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, Hawai`i 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 • Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />Tuesday, January 9, 2018 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Chair DeFranco called the Kona Community Development Plan (KCDP) Action Committee (AC) to order <br />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 <br />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 <br />item. <br />1. Jeff Zimpfer, speaking on behalf of Rhonda Loh, Acting Superintendent of the National Park <br />Service (NPS), testified on agenda item #1 — Kona Community Development Plan Proposed <br />Amendments Subcommittee. Mr. Zimpfer read a letter from Rhonda Loh to the Action <br />Committee expressing concern for the removal of legal verbiage that may affect environmental <br />protections; this included a concern that removing concurrency requirements may negatively <br />impact groundwater withdrawal in areas surrounding Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical <br />Park. <br />Communication No. 2018-02: Letter from NPS Regarding CDP Amendments may be viewed and downloaded from <br />the following website: <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: <br />Committee Member David moved to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2017 meeting as <br />submitted. Second by Vice Chair Young. The motion to approve the minutes as submitted passed with <br />5 votes aye, 0 votes nay (Committee Members Rivera and Kimura were not present at the time of the <br />vote). <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page 1 <br />