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County of Hawai‘i <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />KONA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />East Hawai‘i Office <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 <br />Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />West Hawai‘i Office <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy <br />Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i 96740 <br />Phone (808) 323-4770 <br />Fax (808) 327-3563 <br />May 24, 2018 <br />Mr. Michael Yee, Director <br />Planning Department <br />County of Hawaii <br />Dear Mr. Yee: <br />SUBJECT: Allotment of funds for preparation of a Kailua Redevelopment TOD Village Scale <br />Plan; CIP Appropriation no. 2017042 <br />The Kona CDP Action Committee (Action Committee) requests that the Planning Director seek <br />and obtain an allotment of funds in the amount of $150,000 for CIP appropriation item no. <br />2017042 to contract with a consultant to undertake preparation of a Kailua Redevelopment TOD <br />Village Scale Plan, in keeping with the vision, goals and recommended actions for this plan <br />development set forth in the Transportation and Land Use sections of the Kona CDP. <br />The Action Committee understands that additional funding will be necessary for a <br />Redevelopment Plan to be fully developed and completed, yet finds the need to undertake this <br />process as being urgent, given the deteriorating condition of certain Village features such as Hale <br />Halawai and the lack of critical facilities including public restrooms and parking facilities for <br />both residents and visitors to this important, popular and cherished community activity center. <br />After discussions with various Kailua Village stakeholders (property owners and representative <br />groups), the Action Committee believes the best course of action is for the County, with and <br />through its contracted planning consultant, to work with the well-established, well-informed and <br />appropriately representative Kailua Village Business Improvement District leadership in scoping <br />and formulating this important plan. We urge you to seek and obtain an additional appropriation <br />and funding allotment for the additional funds necessary for completion of this requested plan as <br />soon as possible after the basic plan formulation phase suggested here. <br />Sincerely, <br />CHARLES YOUNG, Chair <br />Communication No. 2018-19