From the Farmers Union:
I would like to invite you all to attend the Mauna Kahalawai Chapter, Maui Farmers Union Meeting (At the Maui Tropical Plantation) onAugust 20th from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.– where we have put together a Community Educational Seminar on: PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN PERPETUITY.
This type of information in invaluable to all of us in Maui County that care about protecting the land and preserving it for our future generations.
It is all about community participation and knowing how to make your voice count within the planning process.
All it takes from you, is knowing your power and applying proper use of the tools that are at your disposal.
The presentation is just over an hour long and will cover:
PLANNING TOOLS CITIZENS CAN USE AND HOW THEY WORK:
• Special Management Areas (SMA)/Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
• Maui Island Plan/Community Plans
• County Zoning
• State Land Use Designations
TAKING ACTION: MAKING YOUR COMMUNITY’S VOICE COUNT!
• The power/importance of Community Plans & Community Plan Updates-community participation
• SMA intervention/Environmental Assessments (EA) & Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) -Citizen Involvement
The goal is to have each and everyone of you walk away with a basic understanding of the framework of land use zoning and uses, as well as, an understanding of what you can do to preserve agricultural land.
Bring a pad of paper and pen. There will be a lot of information covered in a very short span of time.
If it is a good turnout and everyone is interested in getting a bit more in-depth; we will explore putting together another follow up presentation.