KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Apparent mix-ups like the one concerning the Ala Loa trail and the Kohala Kai subdivision might be prevented if Bill 182 is given an OK by the County Council’s Planning Committee.
The law would mandate that the planning director conduct a site visit of the designated property to verify that the information within the preliminary plat is complete and accurate prior to approval. Revisions would be made by the subdivider, after consulting with the Planning Director.
The planning commission already has the authority to hold site visits, and it sometimes it does. Especially if the issue is contentious, like in 2010 when the Leeward Planning Commission conducted a site visit on a property within the Kamoa Point Complex on Holualoa Bay, which was slated to become a multi-story condo.
The bill will be discussed at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center.