Meetings set for Community Indicators Project

Kaua‘i Planning and Action Alliance will be conducting three community meetings around the island to feature a presentation and discussion of the proposed community indicators being established for Kaua‘i.

The project was initiated at the request of KPAA’s membership to establish and provide benchmarks on priority issues for the island. Members want to encourage action in areas not in line with the community vision as outlined in the Kaua‘i General Plan 2000. In October 2005, KPAA formed a broad-based Advisory Committee of members with diverse expertise to draft a set of about 50 indicators that will be tracked over time to reflect trends in the island’s quality of life, sustainability and resiliency.

The Measuring What Matters for Kaua‘i project will provide a snapshot of how the community is doing in five inter-related areas: natural environment; land use and the preservation of Kaua‘i’s rural character; community and neighborhood well-being; the economy; and cultures and the arts.

The objective of the project is to provide information to government, businesses and nonprofit organizations to assist in planning, policy-setting and budget decisions. The report is scheduled to be published in Fall 2006.

KPAA is a nonprofit organization that serves as a neutral convener, providing a forum for the community to develop and implement effective solutions to issues that matter to Kaua‘i.

The scheduled meetings are:

• Wednesday at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihu‘e from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Thursday at Hale Halawai ‘Ohana ‘O Hanalei, Hanalei from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• May 22, at West Kaua‘i Technology Center in Waimea from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Diane Zachary at 632-2005 or go to Web site:


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