General Plans need to be updated periodically to reflect current community values, update technical information, and address locally relevant issues.
This process also provides a chance for the community to evaluate the existing plan and update policies where necessary in order to adequately meet the future needs of the community.
Maui County's existing General Plan was last updated in 1990. Ordinance 3166, commonly referred to as "Bill 84", was adopted in 2002 and established an improved process for the update of the General Plan and Community Plans.
- Provides more public participation in the planning process
- Places an emphasis on the analysis of island-wide, inter-regional issues
- Mandates the development of a directed growth strategy with urban and rural growth boundaries
- Links the planning process to the budgeting process