Archive for January, 2012
Aloha, and happy new year!
During the Ka’u CDP Steering Committee meeting in December, Chair Leina`ala Enos recapped where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Aunty Leina’ala covered:
The foundations of the CDP process: balanced perspectives, appropriate roles, and strategic decision points informed by community input
The step-by-step CDP process affirmed by the Steering Committee: identify the community vision, learn about Ka’u, develop the CDP, adopt the CDP, and take action
The building blocks of the CDP, based on community input: values, vision, community objectives, policies, and action steps
The draft CDP table of contents and examples of CDP strategies under development
The process underway to produce the first draft of the CDP
Current and future plans for community outreach.
The presentation slides and the draft meeting minutes are available at www.kaucdp.info in the “Steering Committee” section.
After some discussion, the Steering Committee agreed that changes to the CDP process aren’t necessary at this point and that time is needed to complete the current step in that process — produce an initial draft of the CDP for community and Steering Committee review. Recognizing that the draft CDP will be completed more quickly if the project manager is allowed to focus on the analysis and writing required, the Steering Committee agreed to schedule its next meeting in April. That decision has already borne fruit — since the holidays, I’ve been able to devote most of my time to completing the draft CDP.
The next Steering Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, April 10, at 5:30pm, at the Pahala Community Center.
As always, find more information about the Ka`u CDP at www.kaucdp.info or contact your Steering Committee members, Community Planning Assistance Nalani Parlin, or me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Long Range Planner
Hawai’i County Planning Department
101 Pauahi, Suite 3
Hilo, HI 96720
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