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Maui Planning Commission to review updated West Maui Community Plan

By Staff | Jul 9, 2020

KAANAPALI – A public hearing has been set for July 28, 2020, for the Maui Planning Commission to review the updated draft West Maui Community Plan.

The public hearing will be held in the K?anapali Beach Hotel’s ‘Ohana Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or via the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform.

The West Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) completed its review of the draft plan on May 19, 2020, and unanimously voted to forward its recommendations to the commission. The draft plan with the CPAC’s recommendations is now available on the County of Maui Planning Department’s community plan website at wearemaui.org.

“The CPAC is a diverse group of West Maui residents that dedicated tem months of their time to making West Maui a better place in the future,” said Planning Director Michele McLean.

“We look forward to entering the next phase of the review process with the Maui Planning Commission.”

“They helped to amplify the community’s voice in the draft plan, and the County of Maui is grateful for their service.

The commission anticipates its review of the draft plan to span over six meetings, through October, at which time the commission will vote to forward its recommendations to the Maui County Council.

All commission meetings, including the public hearing, are open to the public. The public will have the opportunity to provide testimony on agenda items. Meeting information, including the schedule and agendas, is posted on wearemaui.org (click on Draft Plan Review, then MPC Meetings tab).

The public can also sign up for e-mail updates on the website or follow on Facebook or Instagram @wearemaui. For more information on the public hearing, e-mail wearewestmaui@mauicounty.gov.

In other county news, Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui will be extending its waiver of credit card convenience fees for online payments of county bills and self-service (kiosks) for motor vehicle registration renewals.

The fees will be waived through Sept. 30, 2020.

This includes payments for water and solid waste residential trash accounts. The waiver excludes Real Property Tax payments.

“We know this is a difficult time for a lot of us, and waiving these fees makes things just a little safer and easier for our residents and county employees,” Victorino said. “We continue to work hard and look for additional ways to support our people, and ask everyone to help one another as we face this pandemic together.”

For more information, call the Department of Finance at (808) 270-7722.