The Kailapa Community Association was one (1) of only two (2) communities in the State chosen to receive assistance in creating a Resilient Hawaiian Community (RHC). This IS the FIRST and possibly the ONLY opportunity we will have to utilize the experts (Legal team, Climate Scientists, land planners, etc) available to assist in completing a comprehensive plan for the Ahupua’a of Kawaihae I, without costing the community anything but your IKE. These are lands held in trust for the beneficiaries by DHHL (YOUR lands) located above the Honokoa community, across Honokoa gulch to include the lands above the industrial area. There are about 10,000 acres in this Ahupua’a.
This resiliency plan is designed to create a roadmap for future land use; to determine what the best use of the land could be, what a healthy land base could look like, and what it would take to get there.
Here is a sample of the foundational work being written for the plan so far.
We need YOUR participation to look at this land-based plan and to provide your ideas, knowledge, and dreams for your future and the future of your keiki and mo’opuna. This will be a long range plan created with the vision of ‘Ehuehu i ka pono (Thrive in balance) in mind at all times.
We have to balance the health of the land which will support healthy people. The idea is to create a self-sustainable community plan so that utilizes business ideas and plans, the type of ag/commercial use would benefit us the greatest, housing ideas and how to provide materials, roads and placement, anything you think may benefit the community as well as your own Ohana.
We also what to determine what assets we have living in the community that can be utilized. If the Community Association can hire our own residents, or companies they work for, that would be preferred. A simple list of ideas (no such thing as a bad one) and occupations would help greatly.
Please join us for the first planning meeting on April 14, 2018 at the Kailapa Pavilion from 9 am to 12 noon, it is a kid friendly environment and we welcome everyone, to participate for YOUR future. Lunch will provided at the conclusion of the meeting.
Please contact Diane at 808-640-3195 if you have any questions.
Hope to see you all there,
Jordan Hollister, RHC Program Lead
Diane Kanealii, RHC Co-lead