Phase I: Research
Learn more about the County’s General Plan and process for updating community plans.
Technical Resource Papers
These background resource papers provide a snapshot of West Maui’s existing conditions.
Browse through a collection of resource information related to the West Maui Community Plan.
Phase II: Public Engagement
View results of community engagement activities, meetings, workshops, open houses, focused group meetings, and interviews from 2016 through the early part of 2018.
Phase III: Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) Review
About the CPAC
The West Maui CPAC was a 13-member committee made up of West Maui residents appointed by the Maui County Council and Mayor to provide community input on the updated Draft West Maui Community Plan. Members were tasked with reviewing and recommending revisions to the updated Draft Plan, and provided guidance on local issues that influence the physical, social, and economic development of their community.
CPAC Members appointed by Maui County Council
- Joseph Aquino (No longer with CPAC as of 10/8/19)
- Ravi Bugga
- Yvette Celiz
- Karen Comcowich
- Donald Gerbig
- Angela Lucero (confirmed 12/6/19)
- Dawn Hegger-Nordblom
- Kai Nishiki
- Joseph Pluta
- Leilani Pulmano
CPAC Members appointed by Mayor Arakawa and confirmed by Mayor Victorino
- Jeri Dean
- Hans Michel
- Dylan Payne
- Aina Kohler
What are the roles and responsibilities of a CPAC member?
The following list gives you an idea of the roles and responsibilities of a CPAC member. This list should not be considered all inclusive.
- Review the Draft Plan and supporting documents and data.
- Develop recommendations for the Draft Plan.
- Elect a chair and vice chair.
- Attend meetings and workshops, prepared to participate (read materials prior to meetings).
- Comply with Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Sunshine Law.
- Coordinate with Planning Department staff.
- Listen to public testimony and serve the voice of the local community.
- Come with an open mind prepared to listen to all points of view.
- Be willing to compromise and address West Maui’s diverse community as equitably as possible.
What are the qualifications for being a CPAC member?
To be considered for appointment to the West Maui CPAC you must be a resident of the West Maui community plan area.
The County Council and the Mayor shall strive for diversity and balance of age, gender, background, profession, heritage, experience, and ideology in selection of a CPAC member. The County Council and the Mayor shall give priority to people who have strong connection to all parts of the corresponding community plan area and have expressed a strong commitment to participate in and attend all committee meetings (Maui County Code Chapter 2.80B.080, as amended).
Past CPAC Meetings
The CPAC process began on July 25, 2019 and concluded on May 19, 2020, with a total of 35 in-person meetings and 2 videoconference meetings (via the BlueJeans app). All meetings were open to the public. Videos of past meetings, along with agendas, meeting minutes, meeting materials and public testimony, can be found below.
Phase IV: Maui Planning Commission (MPC) Review
About the MPC
The Maui Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
- Focuses on the area encompassing the island of Maui and the adjacent waters.
- Advises the Mayor, County Council, and Planning Director in matters concerning planning programs.
- Reviews the general plan and revisions thereof prepared by the Planning Director or at the request of the County Council, and after public hearings, transmits findings and recommendations to the County Council for consideration and action.
- Reviews other proposed land use ordinances and amendments prepared by the Planning Director or by the County Council, and after public hearings, transmits findings and recommendations to the County Council for consideration and action.
- Acts as the authority in all matters relating to the Coastal Zone Management Law.
- Adopts rules pursuant to land use ordinances or law.
- Lawrence Carnicelli – Chairperson (Kihei) 3/31/2021
- Christian Tackett – Vice Chairperson (Wailuku) 3/31/2022
- Stephen Castro, Sr. (Kahului) 3/31/2021
- Jerry Edlao – (Wailuku) 3/31/2022
- Kawika Freitas (Makawao) 3/31/2023
- Melvin Hipolito – (Makawao) 3/31/2025
- P. Denise La Costa (Lahaina) 3/31/2023
- Kellie Pali (Kihei) 3/31/2024
- Dale Thompson (Lahaina) 3/31/2025
Past MPC Meetings
The CPAC process began on July 28, 2020 and concluded on December 8, 2020, with a total of 10 videoconference meetings (via the BlueJeans app). All meetings were open to the public. Videos of past meetings, along with agendas, meeting minutes, meeting materials and public testimony, can be found below.