About seventy concerned community members filed into the cavernous Community Center last evening (8/27/12)? for the public meeting organized by Sen Roz Baker, to hear the State’s plan for development all over the land serving as the gateway to South Maui, but the consensus from many in attendance was the  presentation  was too vague.  From the meeting overview by Director Jesse Souki of the Office of Planning, to Munekiyo & Hiraga’s power point for all the the Departments represented, Hawaiian Home Lands, Land & Natural Resources,and  Public Safety, as well as the County Planning,  it was too short of specifics.

The KCA was well represented with four board members, and numerous committe and community members, but so much offered to us was unsure, as we saw the DHHL portions, but were advised it all may change. The plan was to develop over the next twenty years, but no start date was indicated. Expect we will need to wait for another public meeting to get some concrete plans.