What is the Hāmākua Community Development Plan?
A Community Development Plan (CDP) is an official plan authorized by the County of Hawaiʻi General Plan that translates the broad goals and objectives of the General Plan to the unique needs and conditions of a region. The Hāmākua CDP is adopted by County ordinance and is a long-range plan with a 20-year time horizon. The Hāmākua CDP addresses each element of the County General Plan as it applies to the District of Hāmākua. This includes a combination of land-use amendments, policies, budgetary items, public-private partnership building, and community-based implementation activities that are needed to accomplish many kinds of goals.
August 2018...adopted at last! The Hāmākua Community Development Plan was been adopted following nine years of hard work and dedication by the community!
August 2019 marked the confirmation of the inaugural Hāmākua Community Development Plan Action Committee members by Hawaiʻi County Council. Now it's time to implement this plan.
The role of the Action Committee is to:
- Guide and advocate implementation of the Community Development Plan
- Support & encourage partners to accomplish actions established in the plan
- Identify and encourage new potential partners for implementation
- Broaden community awareness and build partnerships
- Consider long-term and sustainable plans for local and island-wide application
- Provide timely recommendations to the Planning Department relating to the budget
- Receive briefings from the Planning Department on issues related to the CDP
- Receive briefings from County agencies on priority actions identified in the CDP
- Monitor progress and effectiveness, including the need for plan amendments
- Review and make recommendations on plan amendments
- Provide recommendations to the General Plan