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Petitioning Councilman Tom Berg and 8 others

NORTH SHORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN CORRUPTED BY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING -

NORTH SHORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN CORRUPTED BY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING

 

1) The North Shore Sustainable Communities Plan (NSSCP) Draft Document has

been altered by David Tanoue, Acting Director of Planning and Permitting

Department (DPP) and is inconsistent with the comments and work

contributions submitted by the majority of the NSSCP Planning Advisory

Committee (PAC) members and the North Shore Community at large.

 

2) The changes put in the final NSSCP draft would allow for multiple hotels

to be built on the North Shore without the necessity of Resort Zoning.

 

3). We object to the paradoxical use of the faulty reasoning which is used

to support the  "conditional use permit alternative" (giving authority for

hotel authorization to one Department head).  The blanket statement "resort

zoning is not appropriate for the North Shore" is meaningless if it is used

as rationale to open all of Haleiwa to unlimited resorts through the

issuance of permits.

 

4) We object to the term Country-Inn being replaced with the term "Visitor

Accommodations".

 

5) We object to removing the room cap of 40 rooms for "Country-Inn, Hotel or

Visitor Accommodations".

 

6) We object to the allowance for hotel developers to obtain a Conditional

Use Permit instead of seeking re-zoning to Resort Zoning for a "Country-Inn,

Hotel or Visitor Accommodations."

 

7) We dispute the revision by the Acting Director of DPP which states: "As

an alternative, community members support a Land Use Ordinance (LUO)

amendment to allow for a discretionary permit - such as a Conditional Use

Permit (Major) with criteria specific to the North Shore country inn to

regulate development".

 

8) We are asking the City & County of Honolulu to set aside this document

and it's current deadline for comments and send it back to NSSCP PAC

meetings for additional revision before it proceeds to the Planning

Commission and/or the City Council for final consideration.

Letter to
Councilman Tom Berg
Councilman Breene Harimoto
Councilman Romy M. Cachola
and 6 others
Councilman Nestor R. Garcia
Councilman Ernest Y. Martin
Councilman Ikaika Anderson
Councilman Stanley Chang
Councilman Ann Kobayashi
Representative Tulsi Gabbard
CITY COUNCIL
C&C of Honolulu
650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI96813
Fax Number:(808) 768-5011

Dear Sirs and Madams, 


This testimony shall be sent to: 
HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL

IMPORTANT: Do Not Delete; Print this testimony and Deliver to CITY COUNCIL. 



It has come to my attention that the NSSCP (NORTH SHORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN) was significantly changed after it left the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Process by the Acting Director of Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting.

The changes allow inappropriate development to occur on the North Shore of Oahu inconsistent with the beliefs of the vast majority of the residents on the North Shore of Oahu. 

Please allow my testimony to be posted as follows: 



1) The North Shore Sustainable Communities Plan (NSSCP) Draft Document has been altered by David Tanoue, Acting Director of Planning and Permitting Department (DPP) and is inconsistent with the comments and work
contributions submitted by the majority of the NSSCP Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) members and the North Shore Community at large.

2) The changes put in the final NSSCP draft would allow for multiple hotels to be built on the North Shore without the necessity of Resort Zoning.

3). We object to the paradoxical use of the faulty reasoning which is used to support the "conditional use permit alternative" (giving authority for hotel authorization to one Department head). The blanket statement "resort zoning is not appropriate for the North Shore" is meaningless if it is used as rationale to open all of Haleiwa to unlimited resorts through the issuance of permits.

4) We object to the term Country-Inn being replaced with the term "Visitor Accommodations".

5) We object to removing the room cap of 40 rooms for "Country-Inn, Hotel or Visitor Accommodations".

6) We object to the allowance for hotel developers to obtain a Conditional Use Permit instead of seeking re-zoning to Resort Zoning for a "Country-Inn, Hotel or Visitor Accommodations."

7) We dispute the revision by the Acting Director of DPP which states: "As an alternative, community members support a Land Use Ordinance (LUO) amendment to allow for a discretionary permit - such as a Conditional Use Permit (Major) with criteria specific to the North Shore country inn to regulate development".

8) We are asking the City & County of Honolulu to set aside this document and it's current deadline for comments and send it back to NSSCP PAC meetings for additional revision before it proceeds to the Planning Commission and/or the City Council for final consideration.