Hamakua CDP Steering Committee vice chairwoman Farrah-Marie Gomes speaks about Bill 161 on Wednesday during a County Council meeting at the Hawaii County Building.
Hawaii County Planning Department Director Michael Yee speaks about Bill 161 on Wednesday during a County Council meeting at the Hawaii County Building.
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Hamakua CDP Steering Committee chairman Brad Kurokawa and other supporters of Bill 161 give each other hugs and shake hands at the Hawaii County Building after the measure was supported unanimously by the County Council on Wednesday.
The Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted the Hamakua Community Development Plan on Wednesday, despite some misgivings over a land use designation for Hakalau Point.