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7/1/21 - Email Template to the County Planning Commission expressing your support for Bill 2822.
In support of Bill 2822, you can either write your own email or use this email template and send it to the Kauai County Planning Commission before 7/12/21 in preparation for their scheduled 7/13/21 open hearing on Bill 2822. The following is the email that was sent to members of the SOS Hui mailing list.
Aloha, Kaua‘i -

There’s an important Planning Commission Public Hearing on Draft Bill 2822 on July 13, 2021. See the agenda (PDF). There's information below on how you can participate. The hearing will start around 9am.

When passed, Bill 2822 would prevent commercial Developed Campgrounds on Open and Residential-zoned space. This will help protect open space across the island. Development on Agricultural zoned land may need to be treated differently from development on what was clearly intended to be permanently OPEN space. More detailed information on this important Bill is just below.

Learn more about Bill 2822 OR read the Bill itself (PDF).

Please support this Bill by sending the Planning Commission your reasons for keeping Kaua‘i's open space OPEN. We have created a template that you can use when sending your comments to the Commission.

Mahalo for your continuing support of Open Spaces!
SOSHui.org.

Bill 2822 Protects Kaua‘i Open Space!

Open Space is vitally important to every resident of Kaua‘i.We must protect Open Space for the quality of life on our island, both now and for generations to come. Voice your support of Bill 2822 to the Planning Commission to preserve our environment, the beauty of the island, and to reduce the negative impacts of unrestricted tourism.

WHAT IT DOES: Bill 2822 prohibits “commercial Developed Campgrounds” on Open, Agriculture, and/or Residential zoned property; it allows commercial Developed Campgrounds on Resort or Commercial-zoned properties. Non-commercial camping would not be affected, and perhaps Agricultural zoned development should be evaluated separately.

HOW IT WORKS: The bill clearly defines the terms “developed campgrounds” and “undeveloped campgrounds” in Chapter 8, Section 8-1.5, Kaua‘i County Code 1987, and clarifies where these campgrounds are permitted.It basically closes a loophole in commercial transient accommodation uses in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (“CZO”).

HOW IT HAPPENED: Bill 2822, introduced by Council members Mason Chock and Luke Evslin, was unanimously passed by the Kaua‘i County Council on first reading at its April 8, 2021 regular meeting and referred to the Planning Commission for review.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
Email or write your comments & testimony to the Planning Commission outlining why you feel it's so important for Kauai to keep its existing zoned Open & Agricultural space, open. We have created an email template you can use.

Because Bill 2822 is written to encompass all of Kaua‘i, we recommend positioning your open space arguments with that in mind rather than just talking about open space within Princeville.

Email: planningdepartment@kauai.gov.
Write:Planning Commission c/o County Kaua‘i Planning Department,
4444 Rice Street, Suite A473 Līhu‘e, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-4050;Fax: (808) 241-6699

Attendthe Planning Commission’s online meeting on July 13, 2021, at 9 a.m. and give oral testimony or simply listen in.

Dial into: Microsoft Teams Audio: +1-469-848-0234, Conference ID: 889 153 263# to hear testimony and comments from all interested persons regarding Bill 2822.

THIS BILL PROTECTS OPEN SPACE ACROSS THE ISLAND OF KAUA‘I


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