Friday, September 10, 2010
Koolaupoko Sustainable Community Plan
RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT OF HAWAIIAN MEMORIAL PARK
WHEREAS, the property known as Tax Map Key 4-5-33 portion 001, currently owned by Hawaiian Memorial Park, SCI, zoned in Conservation; and
WHEREAS, Hawaiian Memorial Park, SCI is seeking to change the zoning to Urban and expand their operation; and
WHEREAS, our constituents and Legislators Senator Jill Tokuda and Representative Ken Ito, overwhelmingly desire to keep the land zoned in Conservation District; and
WHEREAS, the Ko`olaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan (KSCP) currently does not permit development of the conservation-zoned property; and
WHEREAS, the Ko`olaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan (KSCP) states that “The Ko1olaupoko sustainable Communities Plan…is one of eight community-oriented plans intended to help guide public policy, investment, and decision-making through the 2020 planning horizon.”; and
WHEREAS, the KSCP states that the Ko`olaupoko region is “envisioned to remain relatively stable. The plans for those regions have been titled “Sustainable Communities Plans’ and are focused on serving as policy guides for public actions in support of that goal. The vision statement and supporting provisions of the Ko`olaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan are oriented toward maintaining and enhancing the region’s ability to sustain its unique character and lifestyle.”; and
WHEREAS, the adjacent neighborhood currently suffers from flooding during heavy rains; and
WHEREAS, Hawaiian Memorial Park (HMP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement 9DEIS), plans to retain only “additional” runoff per City and County drainage standard of a 10 year, 1-hour storm level, more water would exit the HMP property than under the current undeveloped state; and
WHEREAS, on July 23, 2007, more than 200 people attended a Kaneohe Neighborhood Board sponsored community meeting to voice their opposition against the development plans; and
WHEREAS, the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement received over 100 written comments in opposition to the development; there
BE IT RESOLVED, that the majority of the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board No. 30, the constituents represented, and Legislators Senator Jill Tokuda and Representative Ken Ito, are opposed to the petition for changing the zoning designation from Conservation to Urban and for the planned expansion/development of Tax Map Key 4-5-33 portion 001; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that is resolution be forwarded to the State Land Use Commission and any other agency where the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board No. 30 position will be considered.
ADOPTED by Kaneohe Neighborhood Board No. 30 at its regular meeting of February 19, 200, by a vote of 9-3-1.