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Honolulu City Council seeks public input for the Oʻahu General Plan

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The Honolulu City Council is encouraging residents to provide input for what the city should focus on in the coming years.

Resolution 21-23 outlines the Oʻahu General Plan, a document providing an updated focus on the quality of life of residents and supporting strong communities.

Zoning and Planning Committee Chair Brandon Elefante said the last time the city’s general plan was updated was in 2002. He said the document will help guide future decisions.

"This is a guiding broad-based policy that will guide future developments, sustainability efforts, things like climate change – as it relates to all that – and how we want to see our city and county, or the island of Oʻahu. Sustainable plans, transit-oriented development plans all come under the general plan. So they have to follow the broad-based guidelines for that. So public input is very crucial and important," Elefante said.

The council’s zoning and planning committee will be discussing the measure Thursday.

Elefante says residents have four more opportunities to provide their thoughts on the general plan.

More information can be found on the Honolulu City Council website.

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