• Isaac Hale_Tom Callis_Sept 2019
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Phase 2 Planning Process Results

The following are goals and corresponding objectives as currently drafted. 

Goal: Village Town Centers

  • Amenities and Services | Provide access to basic amenities and services within village and town centers, including groceries, child care, parks, and other public facilities, that provide jobs and economic opportunities for local businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs.
  • Housing Options | Increase rural and urban affordable housing choices with a diversity of housing types and locations that address the range of affordability needs of residents so that they have a safe, secure home. 
  • Local Economy | Increase the number and diversity of income sources for residents that pay a living wage, including encouraging jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities that complement the ecology, culture and evolving demographics of the island. 

Goal: Infrastructure

  • Transportation | Establish complete roadway connectivity for local traffic, emergency access, alternative routes and evacuation, and develop a safe, convenient, accessible and affordable transportation system.
  • Utilities | Restore, improve and expand adequate and affordable utilities (water, wastewater, energy, phone and internet services) where needed and infrastructure is lacking.
  • Gathering Spaces | Develop new and improve existing built and natural community gathering spaces that are available for cultural, educational and recreational purposes, and restore and improve educational facilities to serve as multifunctional community hubs. 

Goal: Natural and Cultural Resource Management

  • Historical and Cultural Resources| Protect and preserve historical, cultural and scenic resources, and increase shoreline public access and agricultural land and open space preservation.
  • Native Ecosystems | Protect and provide increased restoration of native ecosystems and habitats, significant natural and cultural features and ecologically sensitive lands mauka to makai.

Goal: Health and Well-being

  • Physical and Mental Health| Increase resident access to quality health services, including creating a wide variety of healthcare facilities, programs and/or community-based care, such as: community health centers, rural clinics and mobile clinic services for the medically underserved population, and expand options and facilities that promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for all ages, keiki to kupuna. 
  • Social Health and Safety | Ensure access to quality social services that address social and economic determinants of health to support a high quality of life, decrease social problems and extend life expectancies, and increase police, fire and emergency personnel to an appropriate ratio between population and geography. 
  • Family Economic Health | Progressively increase the percentage of residents that are economically self-sufficient (measured by the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism’s Self-sufficiency Income Standard, the Aloha United Way’s Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - ALICE, and/or other similar measures).

Background Info

  • The above objectives were developed and then presented to the community through the Impact Status Surveys and July 27, 2019, SpeakOut.
  • The community showed their support for the objectives through over 396 responses to the Community Impact Survey and more than 140 attendees to the SpeakOut.
  • Through this level of engagement, the Action Committee was able unanimously affirm the intent of the objectives, marking the end of phase two of recovery.

Survey data and other forms of public outreach will continue to inform the county as it prepares for the third phase of the planning process: identifying recovery strategies and scenarios.

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