The Honolulu City Council Zoning & Planning Committee will hold a special hearing at 5 p.m. on March 2 in Kapolei to hear from the public on Bill 3, which would rezone certain West Oahu farmlands at the site of the proposed Hoʻopili housing development.
The development will not proceed if the city maintains the current zoning of Restricted Agricultural.
The meeting will be held at:
Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St, Kapolei, HI 96707. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. On-site registration for speaking is from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. See the complete meeting agenda.
You can submit testimony online by March 1 at http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html. On the same form, you can sign up to speak at the hearing as an alternative to on-site registration.
THE AGENDA SPECIFIES THAT ORAL TESTIMONY WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE MINUTE PER SPEAKER.
Committee Chair Ikaika Anderson has said that the meeting will continue on March 5, 9 a.m. at Honolulu Hale, with more testimony allowed followed by a vote on whether to advance the bill. (See the image of the Star-Advertiser news item below.) Anderson has said one may testify at either the Kapolei meeting or the Honolulu meeting, but not both.
Please note: As of 2/28, this meeting continuation does not appear on the City Council calendar and Bill 3 does not appear on the regular March 5, 10 a.m. Zoning & Planning Committee agenda. To be sure your voice is heard, please submit your testimony by March 1 especially if you will not be attending a hearing to testify.
- Civil Beat article, Disappearing Farmland: Hoopili Continues the Trend
- More information about Hoopili and video of past testimony before the state Land Use Commission is available at http://www.stophoopili.com/