Community invited to virtual town hall on the West Maui Community Plan update
LAHAINA — Maui County Councilwoman Tamara Paltin will host a virtual town hall on the long-awaited final phase of the West Maui Community Plan update on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m.
The plan has been reviewed by the West Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee and Maui Planning Commission, and the update process culminates with discussion and adoption of the final plan by the council.
Intended to provide a long-range guide for values and goals in West Maui, the plan was last updated in 1996.
“As chair of the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee for the last two years, my staff and I have closely followed the update process,” said Paltin, who holds the council seat for the West Maui area.
“I have tremendous respect for the commitment and dedication our community volunteers have shown in advancing the plan to this point.
“I hope to be able to expedite the review of the plan by taking it up as soon as our committee begins its work this term.”
Paltin said the town hall is an early opportunity for the public to learn more and give input on the draft plan.
Representatives of the Planning Department and other officials will also participate in the event, which will include presentations on the community plan update process and purpose; tips for navigating the wearemaui.org website; how to review the draft plan and provide feedback; and the benefits of adopting the plan before the budget session.
Following the presentations, there will be time for Q&A and discussion, Paltin said.
“The West Maui Community Plan will guide what future growth should look like over the next 20 years, including development, transportation systems, parks and infrastructure,” said Paltin.
“All members of the community are invited to attend, and I especially encourage West Maui residents to take part.”
Members of the public may participate in the virtual town hall at https://zoom.us/j/89393039355 or watch it on the County Council’s Facebook page.