NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING
COUNTY OF HAWAII
LEEWARD AND WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSIONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Leeward and Windward Planning Commissions of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
The Leeward and Windward Planning Commissions will be conducting this meeting via interactive conference technology (ICT) pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes § 92-3.7.
DATE: Friday, June 2, 2023
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Windward Planning Commission Members will be participating via ICT at the Hawaii County Council Chambers in Hilo,
25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Members of the public may also attend from this location. Leeward Planning Commission Members will be participating via ICT remotely.
How to Submit Oral Testimony: The public has two options to submit oral testimony: (1): The public can attend the meeting in person at the Hilo Council Chambers to testify in person; or (2): the public can testify remotely by using Zoom. In order to testify remotely, using Zoom, the testifier must use the link below to register. Please register by 12:00 p.m., the day before the hearing:
How to View the Meeting: The public has two options to view the meeting: (1): The public can attend the meeting, in person, at the Hilo Council Chambers; or (2): the public can view the meeting on YouTube, at the link below:
(Please note, the hearing will be recessed for up to 30 minutes if the Zoom and/or YouTube connections fail and may reconvene when audiovisual communication is restored. If the audiovisual connections are not restored within 30 minutes, the meeting will be deemed cancelled.)
CALL TO ORDER
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS
Pursuant to HRS § 92-3, oral testimony may be provided at the beginning of the meeting, or immediately preceding the agenda item.
1. Proposed Amendments to Planning Commission Rule 8 and 9
Review and action of proposed amendments to County of Hawaii’s Planning Commission (PC) Rule 8 regarding the Shoreline Setback and PC Rule 9 regarding the Special Management Area (SMA) to conform with Act 16, which amended Chapter 205A, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) regarding the Special Management Area and Shoreline Setbacks. The proposed amendments to PC Rule 8 and 9 seek to add sea level rise to the definition of coastal hazards, adds a definition of beach to enhance beach protection, restricts construction of shoreline hardening structures at sites with beaches, increases the minimum shoreline setback from 20 feet to 40 feet, includes the construction of a single-family residence on a shoreline parcel as “development" and changes SMA application requirements related to historical resources.
Board Packet: Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the board packet provided to members of this board for this meeting is available for public inspection forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting date during regular business hours at the Hilo office of the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, or other accommodation due
to a disability, please contact the Planning Department at 961-8288, LPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov or WPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov as soon as possible. If a request is received later than five working days prior to the meeting date, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara DeFranco, Chair
WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
Dennis Lin, Chair