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Input sought for DHHL Draft General Plan

The Maui News

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking native Hawaiian beneficiary input on its Draft General Plan.

The plan, updated every 20 years, establishes statewide policies that guide land management and programs over the next two decades. DHHL last updated its General Plan in 2002.

Homesteaders and applicants on the DHHL Waiting List can submit their comments online or in-person at eight open house events across the state.

In Maui County, the first will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lanai Elementary and High School’s cafeteria.

On Molokai from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Kulana ‘Oiwi Kaunakakai and on Maui from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Waiohuli Homestead Community Center.

The deadline for input is Sept. 21.

The Department’s General Plan provides a comprehensive policy that ensures coordinated and integrated orderly social, physical, and economic development of Hawaiian Home Lands, according to a news release. It establishes goals and objectives that guide the implementation of the program. The plan is followed by detailed Island and Regional plans that are updated on a rotating basis and on their respective timetables.

A final General Plan document is anticipated to be presented to the Hawaiian Homes Commission for adoption before the end of the year.

To view a schedule of the upcoming open house events, comment on the Draft General Plan, or learn more about DHHL’s planning system, see dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/general-plan-2022.

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