For Immediate Release: June 2, 2022
Councilmember Tamara Paltin, Chair
Councilmember Kelly Takaya King, Vice-Chair
Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee
Accepting applications for South Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee through close of business day June 30
WAILUKU, Hawai‘i—Applications for council-appointed seats on the South Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee (“CPAC”) are now being accepted by the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee (“PSLU”), Committee Chair Tamara Paltin and Vice-Chair Kelly Takaya King announced today.
Nine of the CPAC’s 13 members will be appointed by the council, while four will be appointed by the mayor. Applicants residing in the South Maui community plan area, which includes Ma‘alaea, Pulehunui, Kīhei, Wailea, Makena, and ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u in the South Maui community plan area are encouraged to apply. A copy of the South Maui community plan area map can be found at https://rb.gy/r7fcia.
“To the extent possible, the council will strive to appoint committee members who represent a cross section of their community, one that embodies diversity and balance of age, gender, ethnic and socio-economic background, profession, heritage, experience, and ideology of all CPAC participants and from sub-areas of the South Maui community plan area,” said Paltin, who chairs the committee.
Experience in land use planning is helpful, but not required.
“CPAC meetings will be held in the South Maui community plan area but most likely with hybrid capability to the extent possible for the health and safety of the public and to maximize in-person and virtual participation,” said Paltin. “Your participation is highly encouraged.”
The County Charter authorizes CPAC “to remain in existence until its revisions are adopted, modified, or rejected by the council and until such action is approved, modified, or rejected by the mayor.”
“While this is a volunteer position with an expected commitment of at least six months, the accomplishment of being a part of such an important undertaking will be with you for a lifetime,” said King, who is the PSLU committee vice-chair and holds the South Maui residency seat on the council. “We hope to appoint committed, long-time residents who love our community and will work to assure smart, sustainable development that respects the culture and environment.”
The application form and other South Maui CPAC related information can be found on the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee’s page of the County Council’s website at www.mauicounty.us/pslu.
Applications must be postmarked by 4:30 p.m. on June 30, 2022 or if delivered, timestamped at the South Maui district office at MEDB Building, 1305 North Holopono, Suite 9, Kīhei, Hawai‘i, 96753 or the Office of Council Services, 200 South High Street, Kalana o Maui Building, 7th floor, Wailuku, Hawai‘i, 96793 by the deadline. Applications can also be timely emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact PSLU staff at 808-270-7761 or 808-270-7668 or the offices of Committee Chair Tamara Paltin at 808-270-5503 or Vice-Chair Kelly Takaya King at 808-270-7109.