A partnership with the Hawaiʻi County Office of Planning, HACBED and Islander Institute assisted with the development of region specific Community Development Plans (CDPs) for Kaʻū and Hāmākua. The CDPs were intended to serve as the forum for community input into establishing County policy at the regional level and coordinating the delivery of County services to the community. In other words, the CDPs created a framework for regional planning that provides residents and other stakeholders the opportunity to actively participate in planning for their communities and implementing those plans.
As the Kaʻū and Hāmākua CDPs were being developed, HACBED worked closely with County of Hawai`i planners to design and facilitate a community engagement process that made CDP content accessible to residents and provided opportunities for input and spaces for community review of CDP drafts.
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Video outlining the CDP process for the Kaʻū CDP Community SpeakOuts: