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To some people, the General Plan update is a simple advisory document, of use
but not essential for future life on Kaua`i.
To others, the plan is a
strictly followed blueprint of how Kaua`i grows or doesn’t, and as such, is a
very important piece of public policy for the next 20 years.
three years of community involvement, the Kaua`i County Council approved by a 6
to 1 vote (Gary Hooser opposing) a revision of Chapter 7 of the
Chapter 7, last revised between 1984 and 1987, deals with the
island’s future until 2020, and critics expressed concern that developers
gained too much at the expense of agriculture.
At the very end of the
process, there was some council support to designate 40 agricultural acres
northwest of Kilauea’s residential community.
The three-year process ended
Nov. 29 when the council passed the nearly 200-page document that involved both
a Citizen’s Advisory Group and the county Planning Commission.
In 2001, the
council is expected to take on a rewrite of the county’s zoning ordinances,
which hasn’t been undertaken in two decades.
— Staff writer Dennis
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