West Maui meeting set to discuss community plan

The Maui News

A community meeting on the West Maui Community Plan, focusing on cultural and historic resources, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the West Maui Senior Center.

“Preservation is our collective responsibility and involves efforts of both the community and government,” said Planning Director Will Spence.

The meeting will allow the public to hear presentations from a panel with a focus on community-based preservation and stewardship efforts, he said. The public will be able to ask questions of the panel.

Panelist presentations will run from 5 to 6:15 p.m.; a question-and-answer session will follow from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; and an open house will be held from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The West Maui Community Plan guides future growth in West Maui and is the first of Maui island’s six community-specific plans to be updated since the County Council adopted the Maui Island Plan in 2012. The existing West Maui Community Plan was adopted in 1996.

The community meetings and workshops will be followed by the formation of a Community Plan Advisory Committee. It will review a draft updated plan and provide recommendations. The Maui Planning Commission then will review the draft plan and provide recommendations to the County Council, which ultimately adopts the plan.

For more information on the West Maui Community Plan update, go to www.wearemaui.org or @wearemaui on Facebook and Instagram.