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Planning Committee to hold meetings to receive input on Home Business Bill

By Staff | Oct 24, 2013


WAILUKU – The County Council’s Planning Committee will hold six public meetings from Oct. 28 to Dec. 3 to receive input on the pending Home Business Bill, Councilman Don Couch announced.

Couch, who chairs the committee, said the council is considering legislation to permit and regulate home-based businesses in certain zoning districts.

He said the committee will review and discuss allowable types of home businesses and develop appropriate regulations for particular operations.

“I want to encourage entrepreneurship and support residents who want to earn a living from home,” Councilman Couch said.

“However, we need to address what constitutes a ‘nuisance’ or other inappropriate commercial activities that potentially impact community character and quality of life for neighbors.”

The Maui meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at Kihei Community Center; Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani; Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Helene Hall in Hana; Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Council Chamber in the County Building; and Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Lahaina Civic Center.

The public is encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas and the bill are available on the Planning Committee website at www.mauicounty.gov/committees.pc.

For more information, contact Couch’s office at 270-7108 or pc.committee@mauicounty.us.