The Planning Committee is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Historic County Building, followed by a meeting of the Committee of the Whole.
The Planning Committee will consider a bill for an ordinance amending the county code related to enforcement, legal procedures and penalties.
The purpose of this bill is to “strengthen existing mechanisms to assist the Planning Department with its enforcement of the codes, statutes, and regulations that it has the authority to enforce. The proposed revisions and additions will better enable the Department to, among other things, “Place a lien on property where the owner has refused to rectify the violation or pay their civil fine within 30 days of the County’s notice of violation and order.”
The Planning Committee will also consider an amendment that would expand the permissible uses of the Public Access, Open Space, Natural Resources Preservation Fund to include paying for improvements to lands or entitlements acquired by the fund, and to improving existing public beach accesses.
In the Nov. 6 general election, Kauai voters passed a proposal to amend the county charter to permit the fund to include improvements.