Community plan technical papers may be reviewed

Photo contest held in conjunction with West Maui process

West Maui Community Plan technical resource papers, focusing on issues such as housing, water and wastewater, are available for public review and input, the county Department of Planning said.

On a lighter note, the Planning Department also is staging the “We Are West Maui Photo Contest” on Facebook in conjunction with the plan process. Top photos will appear in the community plan and on the county website and social media pages.

The technical resource papers are prepared by the county as background documents for the community plan. The papers provide a snapshot of West Maui’s existing conditions and highlight future needs, key challenges and potential strategies and actions that could be pursued, the Planning Department news release said.

The first set of papers available cover housing, water and wastewater; other topics will be made available over the next few months, the Planning Department said. The technical resource papers provide information and offer the public a chance to offer feedback in preparation for upcoming land use workshops.

The papers are accessible through the county’s community planning website at www.wearemaui.org.

For the photo contest, the county is looking for photos that capture the people and lifestyles of West Maui, beloved places and issues of concern to residents. The people photos can include individuals or groups of individuals as they live, work and play in West Maui.

The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or plays in West Maui. Submissions may be made through Facebook, Instagram or email at wearewestmaui@mauicounty.gov.

The deadline for entries is 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

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

The West Maui Community Plan will guide future growth in West Maui and is the first of Maui island’s six regional community plans to be updated since the adoption of the Maui Island Plan in 2012. The existing West Maui Community Plan was adopted in 1996.

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