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GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
HOUSE RULES
Give everyone a chance to talk
once before you talk twice
Keep it short and ...
IDENTIFY HIGH-QUALITY FARMLAND
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
A step to better land management
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘...
STUDY AREA SCREENING CONDITIONS (HRS, 205-47a)
EXCLUDED FROM THE STUDY AREA
• Federally-owned
• State-owned (DOA & DLNR to...
MEETING AGENDA
Welcome
Remarks from DPP
Introductions
Briefing
Small group discussions
Summary/next steps
Sticky dot ranki...
PROJECT TEAM
MAYOR’S
AGRICULTURAL
LIAISON
Dr. Po Yung Lai
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING
George Atta, Director
Art ...
GOAL IS TO MAKE
SURE EVERYONE
HAS A BASIC
UNDERSTANDING
OF THE IAL
DESIGNATION
What is 
IAL?  
How do 
lands get 
designat...
PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED
• Purpose
• To comply with State law for counties to map
IAL
• Do better land planning
• Need/Obj...
STATE LAND USE SYSTEM (CHAPTER 205, HRS)
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
URBAN
•City-like uses
•Regulated by counties' z...
ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII
“The State shall conserve and protect agricultural lands,
promot...
HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, CHAPTER 205
Provides a formal definition of IAL
Establishes policy guidance to assure the long te...
STATE IAL INCENTIVES (HRS, 205-46)
Grant assistance
Tax incentives to offset operational costs, promote agricultural busin...
STATE IAL QUALIFIED AG COST TAX CREDIT
Provides tax credits for:
• Roads or utilities serving IAL
• Agricultural processin...
DEFINITION OF IAL (HRS, 205-42)
“IAL means those lands…that:
Are capable of producing
sustained high agricultural yields
w...
PROCESSES TO DESIGNATE LANDS AS IAL
Land Use Commission is the approving
authority for all three processes
County
Initiate...
IAL APPROVED BY THE LUC• 10,271 acres on O‘ahu
designated as IAL
• 111,139 acres statewide
designated as IAL (about 6% of
...
APPROVED LANDOWNER PETITIONS, MARCH 2015
Island, Region Landowner Acreage  LUC Approval
Kauai, Koloa Alexander & Baldwin/K...
COUNTY IAL MAPPING PROCESS
DPP
prepares
resource
maps
Community
engagement
DPP prepares
draft IAL maps
and
accompanying
re...
MAP OF STUDY AREA
(LANDS ELIGIBLE FOR COUNTY-INITIATED IAL)
Includes 66,965 acres
Excludes 316,321 acres
GREAT LANDS FOR G...
IAL STANDARDS AND CRITERIA (HRS, CHAPTER 205-44)
•Land currently used for
agricultural production
Current AG
Production
•L...
HRS, CHAPTER 205-44
“Lands identified as IAL need not meet
every standard and criteria…. Rather,
lands meeting any of the ...
2012-2013
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)
11
farmers
2
AG industry
organizations
2 City
(ex-officio)
2 AG tech.
personn...
COMPARISON OF CRITERIA SCORING
18.8
14.2 14.2
10.5
9.4
8.9
8.8
8.7
6.5
15 15 15
10
5
10
9
8
5
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
...
66,965
TAC CRITERIA MAPPING
ACRESCRITERIA
9
1 Current agricultural
production
2 Soil qualities and
growing conditions
3 Pr...
Highest Ranked Criteria
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
#1
Sufficient
water
#2
Current
agricultural
production
#5
Soil q...
ON-LINE CRITERIA MAP VIEWER
MapOahuAgLand.com
PROJECT SCHEDULE AND NEXT STEPS
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
What are your highest hopes once IALs have been
designated?
Looking ahead 3 generations (75 years)...
Great Land For Great O‘ahu Farms | PAGE 31
GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘ahu FARMS
MAHALO
O‘ahu Important Agricultural Lands Mapping Project Meeting Slides - April 2015
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Slides presented at a series of April 2015 community meetings for the City & County of Honolulu, Department of Planning and Permitting's O‘ahu Important Agricultural Lands Mapping Project.

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O‘ahu Important Agricultural Lands Mapping Project Meeting Slides - April 2015

  1. 1. GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS HOUSE RULES Give everyone a chance to talk once before you talk twice Keep it short and stay on topic One person talks at a time Respect differing opinions Always be courteous
  2. 2. IDENTIFY HIGH-QUALITY FARMLAND GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS A step to better land management GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  3. 3. STUDY AREA SCREENING CONDITIONS (HRS, 205-47a) EXCLUDED FROM THE STUDY AREA • Federally-owned • State-owned (DOA & DLNR to identify public lands for IAL, HRS, 205-44.5) • Within the State Urban or Conservation Land Use Districts • County designated for urban use in existing land use plans and zoning • All lands of an individual landowner, if more than 50% is already designated IAL “Each county shall identify and map potential IAL within its jurisdiction based on the standards and criteria in section 205-44 and the intent of this part, except lands that have been designated, through the state land use, zoning, or county planning process, for urban use by the State or county.” GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  4. 4. MEETING AGENDA Welcome Remarks from DPP Introductions Briefing Small group discussions Summary/next steps Sticky dot ranking (Adjourn by 8:30) MEETING OBJECTIVES Introduce the City’s IAL process Discuss land characteristics needed for future agricultural activities Identify additional data or information needed to identify IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  5. 5. PROJECT TEAM MAYOR’S AGRICULTURAL LIAISON Dr. Po Yung Lai DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING George Atta, Director Art Challacombe, Deputy Director Kathy Sokugawa, Randy Hara, Tim Hata HHF Planners Scott Ezer, Rob James, Corlyn Orr Peter Adler Kem Lowry Bruce Plasch GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  6. 6. GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE IAL DESIGNATION What is  IAL?   How do  lands get  designated  IAL?  Which lands  are eligible  for IAL  designation?   What are the  criteria for  determining  IAL?   How will IAL  affect  landowners  and farmers?   PRESENTATION OVERVIEW • Why are we doing this project? • What lands are affected? • What does being designated IAL mean? • What is the process? GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  7. 7. PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED • Purpose • To comply with State law for counties to map IAL • Do better land planning • Need/Objectives • Frame the long-term vision of high-quality farm lands that will be protected from future development and used for productive agriculture • Guide decision-making in the State Agricultural District and support the agricultural sector GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  8. 8. STATE LAND USE SYSTEM (CHAPTER 205, HRS) GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS URBAN •City-like uses •Regulated by counties' zoning ordinances AGRICULTURAL •Farm lands for crops, pasture or forestry •Federally-owned land •Lands suitable for recreational uses (parks, golf courses) and open space that lack the qualities to be classified as one of the other land use districts RURAL (O‘AHU HAS NONE) •Small farms, low-density residential •Uses prescribed in HRS, Chapter 205 CONSERVATION •Forest reserves, watersheds, other nature resources
  9. 9. ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII “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. Lands identified by the State as important agricultural lands needed to fulfill the purposes above shall not be reclassified by the State or rezoned by its political subdivisions without meeting the standards and criteria established by the legislature and approved by a two- thirds vote of the body responsible for the reclassification or rezoning action.” 1978 State Constitutional Convention GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  10. 10. HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, CHAPTER 205 Provides a formal definition of IAL Establishes policy guidance to assure the long term agricultural use of IAL Specifies eight standards and criteria to be used in mapping IAL Outlines processes for landowners, counties and the State to follow when identifying lands with potential for IAL Identifies the roles and responsibilities of various state and county agencies Requires the State and counties to provide incentives for agricultural operations on IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  11. 11. STATE IAL INCENTIVES (HRS, 205-46) Grant assistance Tax incentives to offset operational costs, promote agricultural business viability, and promote the long-term protection of important agricultural lands Agricultural business planning, marketing, and implementation grants Tax incentives and programs for equity investments and financing for agricultural operations, including agricultural irrigation systems State funding mechanisms to fund business viability and land protection programs Water regulations and policies that provide farmers of important agricultural lands access to adequate and cost-effective sources of water Agricultural education and training for new farmers; upgrading the skills of existing farmers and other agriculture-related employees through the use of mentoring, business incubators, and public or private scholarships; and increasing the returns of farming by adding value to food processing and other tools and methods GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  12. 12. STATE IAL QUALIFIED AG COST TAX CREDIT Provides tax credits for: • Roads or utilities serving IAL • Agricultural 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 agricultural products • Regulatory processing, studies, and legal and other consultant services related to obtaining/retaining sufficient water for agricultural activities and retaining the right to farm on IAL
  13. 13. 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.” “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
  14. 14. PROCESSES TO DESIGNATE LANDS AS IAL Land Use Commission is the approving authority for all three 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
  15. 15. IAL APPROVED BY THE LUC• 10,271 acres on O‘ahu designated as IAL • 111,139 acres statewide designated as IAL (about 6% of the 1,928,034 acres in the State Agricultural District) SOURCE: http://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/maps/ial_map.pdf DR14-52 9,592 acres GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  16. 16. APPROVED LANDOWNER PETITIONS, MARCH 2015 Island, Region Landowner Acreage  LUC Approval Kauai, Koloa Alexander & Baldwin/Kauai  Coffee    3,869 MAR‐2009 Kauai, Koloa Mahaulepu Farm (Grove Farm) 1,533 MAY‐2011 Kauai, Haupu/Lihue  Grove Farm 11,206 FEB‐2013 Kauai, Lumahai/Waipa Kamehameha Schools 190  FEB‐2014 Oahu, Waialua, Mililani and  Whitmore Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii  679 MAR‐2011 Oahu, Punaluu and North  Shore  Kamehameha Schools 9,592 FEB‐2015 Maui, Central Alexander & Baldwin    27,294 JUN‐2009 Big Island, South Kohala Parker Ranch, Inc. 56,777 SEPT‐2011 Total acreage designated by the LUC as IAL     111,139 GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  17. 17. COUNTY IAL MAPPING PROCESS DPP prepares resource maps Community engagement DPP prepares draft IAL maps and accompanying report City Council resolution LUC issues written decision to designate IAL Project purpose • Comply with State law for counties to identify IAL GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  18. 18. MAP OF STUDY AREA (LANDS ELIGIBLE FOR COUNTY-INITIATED IAL) Includes 66,965 acres Excludes 316,321 acres GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  19. 19. IAL STANDARDS AND CRITERIA (HRS, CHAPTER 205-44) •Land currently used for agricultural production Current AG Production •Land with soil qualities and growing conditions that support agricultural production of food, fiber, or fuel- and energy- producing crops Soil Qualities and Growing Conditions •Land identified under agricultural productivity rating systems, such as the agricultural lands of importance to the State of Hawai‘i (ALISH) Productivity Rating Systems •Land types associated with traditional native Hawaiian agricultural uses, such as taro cultivation, or unique agricultural crops and uses, such as coffee, vineyards, aquaculture, and energy production Traditional or Unique Crops •Land with sufficient quantities of water to support viable agricultural production Sufficient Water •Land whose designation as IAL is consistent with general, development, and community plans of the county Consistency with County Policies •Land that contributes to maintaining a critical land mass important to agricultural operating productivity Critical Land Mass •Land with or near support infrastructure conducive to agricultural productivity, such as transportation to markets, water, or power Proximity to Infrastructure GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  20. 20. HRS, CHAPTER 205-44 “Lands identified as IAL need not meet every standard and criteria…. Rather, lands meeting any of the criteria below shall be given initial consideration; provided that the designation of IAL shall be made by weighing the standards and criteria with each other…” GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  21. 21. 2012-2013 TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) 11 farmers 2 AG industry organizations 2 City (ex-officio) 2 AG tech. personnel 1 landowner 6 Govt. agencies GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  22. 22. COMPARISON OF CRITERIA SCORING 18.8 14.2 14.2 10.5 9.4 8.9 8.8 8.7 6.5 15 15 15 10 5 10 9 8 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 CriteriaScore Criteria AVERAGE SCORE MEDIAN SCORE 5 6 41 2 8 3 7 9 When the median score is used, Criteria # 5, 1, 2, receive the highest ranking Sufficient water Current AG production Soil qualities & growing conditions Proximity to infrastructure Consistency with county policies Productivity rating systems Critical land mass Traditional or unique crops/uses AG easements GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  23. 23. 66,965 TAC CRITERIA MAPPING ACRESCRITERIA 9 1 Current agricultural production 2 Soil qualities and growing conditions 3 Productivity rating systems 4 Traditional or unique crops 5 Sufficient water 6 Consistency with county policies Agricultural Easements 40,016 34,894 39,795 4,736 31,459 48,002 1,280 Qualified Lands Excludes maps for Criteria 7 and 8 GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  24. 24. Highest Ranked Criteria GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS #1 Sufficient water #2 Current agricultural production #5 Soil qualities and growing conditions
  25. 25. ON-LINE CRITERIA MAP VIEWER MapOahuAgLand.com
  26. 26. PROJECT SCHEDULE AND NEXT STEPS GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
  27. 27. SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS What are your highest hopes once IALs have been designated? Looking ahead 3 generations (75 years), what lands will be needed for different kinds of agriculture? What additional data or information needs to come forward before the C&C finalizes its plan? Do the 3 highest-ranked criteria represent the qualities that are most important for future agricultural activities? In what combination should they be administered? GREAT LANDS FOR GREAT O‘AHU FARMS
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