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IAL Community Meeting 3 Presentation


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PowerPoint presentation for the Community Meeting at Aiea Intermediate School, November 20, 2017

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IAL Community Meeting 3 Presentation

  1. 1. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 1 WHAT ARE THE CITY’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS? Community Meeting 3 November 20, 2017 O‘ahu IAL Mapping Project
  2. 2. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 GOAL IS TO FACILITATE PUBLIC INPUT IN PREPARING THE COUNTY’S IAL MAP What is  IAL?   Why is  DPP  doing  this? How did DPP  select the land  recommended  for IAL?   What  happens  next?   MEETING AGENDA AND PURPOSE • Recap community outreach efforts and process for LUC adoption • Review the criteria used to select IAL • Present the City’s recommendations for county-designated IAL • Respond to your questions GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 2
  3. 3. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 PROJECT TEAM MAYOR’S AGRICULTURAL LIAISON Dr. Po Yung Lai DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING Kathy Sokugawa, Acting Director Eugene Takahashi, Ray Young, Franz Kraintz HHF Planners Scott Ezer, Principal Planner Rob James, Corlyn Orr, Erin Higa, Alex Felix Kem Lowry Bruce Plasch GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 3
  4. 4. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 WHY IS DPP DOING THIS? • Purpose To comply with State law for counties to map IAL • Need/Objectives Hawai‘i Revised Statues 205-42. “The objective for the identification of IAL is to identify and plan for the maintenance of a strategic agricultural land resource base that can support a diversity of agricultural activities and opportunities that expand agricultural income and job opportunities and increase agricultural self-sufficiency for current and future generations.” GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 4
  5. 5. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 HISTORY OF IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 5 1978 State Constitutional Convention •ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3, STATE CONSTITUTION “The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands, promote diversified agriculture, increase agricultural self- sufficiency and assure the availability of agriculturally suitable lands. The legislature shall provide standards and criteria to accomplish the foregoing….” 2005 2008 State Legislation •CHAPTER 205, PART III, HAWAI‘I REVISED STATUTES •Definition of IAL •Policies for the long term agricultural use of IAL •8 standards and criteria to be used in mapping •Landowners, counties and State processes for identifying lands with potential for IAL •Roles/duties of select state-county agencies •Incentives for agricultural operations on IAL 2009 •Kaua‘i County begins mapping 2011 •City and County of Honolulu begins mapping
  6. 6. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 STATE LAND USE SYSTEM: CHAPTER 205, HRS URBAN •City-like uses, regulated by counties' zoning ordinances RURAL (Not on O‘ahu) •Small farms, low-density residential, uses defined in HRS, Chapter 205 AGRICULTURAL •AG, Federal owned; recreation/open space uses w/out land qualities of other districts CONSERVATION •Forest reserves, watersheds, other nature resources GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 6
  7. 7. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 DEFINITION OF IAL (HRS, 205-42) “IAL means those lands…that: •Are capable of producing sustained high agricultural yields when treated and managed according to accepted farming methods and technology; •Contribute to the State's economic base and produce agricultural commodities for export or local consumption; or •Are needed to promote the expansion of agricultural activities and income for the future, even if currently not in production.” GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 7 IAL is a special land use designation overlaying the State AG District IAL is a special land use designation overlaying the State AG District IAL does not change allowable uses or affect zoning IAL does not change allowable uses or affect zoning It’s main regulatory effect is a more stringent approval process to URBANIZE land It’s main regulatory effect is a more stringent approval process to URBANIZE land
  8. 8. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 LONG-TERM GOALS OF IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 8 Help farming be an economically viable activity Ensure that the best of O‘ahu’s high-quality farm land is protected and preserved for long-term agricultural use Guide decision-making in the State Agricultural District
  9. 9. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 3 PROCESSES TO DESIGNATE LANDS AS IAL State Land Use Commission is the approving authority  for all 3 processes County Initiated County Planning Departments identify candidate IAL on specific lands Landowner Initiated Voluntary process for landowners to petition the LUC State Initiated State DOA and DLNR identify candidate IAL on State-owned, public lands GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 9
  10. 10. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 COUNTY-INITIATED PROCESS DPP prepares resource maps (Phase I) Community engagement •Focus groups •3 rounds of  public meetings •Landowner  notification •Written  comments DPP finalizes IAL Map and accompanying report; transmits to City Council City Council reviews and adopts via resolution; transmits to LUC LUC issues written decision to designate IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 10 2011-2014 2014-2017 Jan-Feb 2018
  11. 11. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 11 Nov 2014 to Feb 2015 •PROJECT REFINEMENT •TAC Meeting 1, Dec-8-2014 •3 small group meetings, Jan-Feb 2015 March to May 2015 •INFORMATION GATHERING •Community Meeting 1, Apr 2015 (Mililani, Kaneohe, Kapolei) •60-day public comment period Dec 2015 to Apr 2017 •MAP FORMATION •TAC Meeting 2, Dec-8-2015 •Community Meeting 2, Jan-2017 (Haleiwa, Kapolei) •Landowner notifications and 60-day comment period Nov 2017 to Feb 2018 •MAP COMPLETION & PROJECT DOCUMENTATION •TAC Meeting 3, Nov-14-2017 •Community Meeting 3, Nov-20-2017 (Aiea) TBD •CITY COUNCIL ADOPTION BY RESOLUTION •Council hearings TBD •LUC REVIEW AND ADOPTION •LUC hearings
  12. 12. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 12 MAP OF STUDY AREA (LAND ELIGIBLE FOR COUNTY-INITIATED IAL)
  13. 13. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 3 PRIORITY CRITERIA 1. Currently used for agricultural productionPRIORITY 2. Soil qualities and growing conditionsPRIORITY 3. Agricultural productivity rating systems such as ALISH 4. Traditional native Hawaiian agricultural uses or unique crops and uses 5. Sufficient quantities of waterPRIORITY 6. Consistent with county general, development, and community plans 7. Contributes to a critical land mass 8. With or near support infrastructure conducive to AG productivity 9. Agricultural easements (added by the TAC) Land must have at least 1 of the 3 priority criteria to be screened for IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 13
  14. 14. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 DRAFT DEC-2016 IAL MAP (52,575 acres) GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 14 Website map viewer to be updated with the Final IAL Map and comments
  15. 15. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 PRIORITY CONCERNS FROM COMMUNITY MEETING 2 • Defend Ho‘opili and Koa Ridge lands (no more development on O‘ahu) • Increase food self-sufficiency; use AG land to grow food • IAL designation makes it easier for developers to rezone unimportant AG land • How will IAL affect my land value and future development potential? • Fear of adding another layer of regulation; unsure about future use restrictions on IAL • Mistrust/objections to government initiatives; feeling that the public is not being heard • Consideration of small farmers and family farms vs. corporate farming interests • Want to ensure consistency with General Plan and Development Plans/Sustainable Communities Plans • Balanced representation on the TAC GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 15
  16. 16. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 LAND PROPOSED FOR IAL DESIGNATION
  17. 17. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 STATE IAL QUALIFIED AG COST TAX CREDIT PROVIDES TAX CREDITS FOR: • Roads and utilities serving IAL • AG processing facilities • Water wells, reservoirs, dams, storage facilities, pipelines or irrigation systems • Agricultural housing • Feasibility studies, regulatory processing, legal and accounting services related to items above • Equipment used to cultivate, harvest or process AG products • Regulatory processing, studies, legal and other consultant services related to obtaining/retaining sufficient water for AG activities and retaining the right to farm on IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 17 This year’s Legislature failed to re-authorize the IAL tax credit Tax credit expires at end of tax year 2017
  18. 18. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 COMMENTS RECEIVED ON DRAFT MAP 93 letters from: •4 State agencies •7 County agencies •7 individuals •1 community organization •74 landowners (both individuals + corporations) Of the 93 letters: •67 landowners requested exclusion from IAL (38 granted) •6 landowners requested to be included as IAL (5 granted) •20 were comments from other interested parties GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 18
  19. 19. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 SUMMARY OF PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED ON DRAFT MAP • Majority of landowners requested removal from IAL because property: • Is not in AG use • Is not desired for future AG use • Does not have qualities to support productive AG use • Was incorrectly included (Kamehameha Schools, Castle & Cooke) • Comments from non-landowners focused on: • Including Hoʽopili and Koa Ridge as IAL • Preserving all AG lands, regardless of IAL designation • More community outreach and opportunities for public discourse • Greater transparency in the planning process • Comments from government agencies were generalized, not specific to the draft map • State: DAGS, DHHL, LUC, OP • County: BWS, DDC, DES, HFD, DPR, HPD, DTS GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 19
  20. 20. TAC Meeting 3 | November 14, 2017 DPP MAP REVISIONS GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS  NOVEMBER 2017 | Page 20 DPP considered additional criteria in refining the draft map Most parcels added were due to • context and critical mass (i.e., surrounded by IAL parcels of same owner; Criteria 7) • corrections for mapping errors FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT: Raymond Young, Staff Planner Department of Planning and Permitting 650 S. King Street, 7th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Ph: (808) 768-8049 Email: Most parcels removed were due to • urban designated use (i.e., Country zoning which allows residential use, those proposed for future urbanization) • corrections for mapping errors (i.e., zoned for urban use and already built with dwellings) Some added or removed parcels had a combination of the above
  21. 21. MAHALO NUI