SP21-413 Connections New Century Public Charter School/CBESS

Docket No. SP21-413 Connections New Century Public Charter School/Community Based Education Support Services (CBESS) (SPP 12-000138)

The Hawaii County Windward Planning Commission (“WPC”) submitted this Special Permit recommendation for approval late in 2021 after having completed its processing of the Special Permit Application.   The applicants for this Special Permit are Connections New Century Public Charter School and Community Based Education Support Services (CBESS); each with their own respective attorneys representing them.

Due to the complicated and lengthy history of this application which includes appeals to the 3rd Circuit Court and the Intermediate Court of Appeals, the LUC has agreed to post historical data to allow the public to familiarize itself with all the information that has accumulated over the years.

The Petitioner in this matter are the applicants – Connections New Century Public Charter School and CBESS.

The majority of the filings to date reflect the record developed during the Hawaii County WPC Special Permit process and can be found under that tab below.

The County filings reflect documents filed by the Hawaii County Planning Department with respect to the LUC hearing on this matter.

SPP No. 12-000138 was remanded back to the Windward Planning Commission by Intermediate Court of Appeals for further proceedings consistent with its January 31, 2020 Memorandum Opinion vacating the County of Hawai’i Windward Planning Commission’s May 12, 2014 Decision and Order, which denied Special Permit SPP No. 12-000138.

The LUC has scheduled a hearing on the matter for Wednesday January 19, 2022, where the Commission voted to deny the Special Permit. The Adoption of Order was scheduled for February 17, 2022.

COUNTY OF HAWAII WPC FILINGSPetitioner FilingState Office of Planning & Sustainable Development (OPSD) FilingsCounty of Hawai`i FilingsIntervenor FilingsPublic TestimonyCorrespondenceLUC Notices and Orders

County of Hawai`i Planning Dept.

County of Hawai`i Planning Commission

01/11/2022: Linda Pexa

01/14/2022: Ivan Mochida, Carolyn Kaichi, Lester Sakamoto

01/16/2022: June Sakamoto

01/17/2022: Wayne Kanemoto, Iwasaki Farms, Loretta and Ronald Crivello, Fay Sakata, Yolanda Keehne, Steven Sakata, Bertram Carvalho, Anna Kennedy

01/18/2022: Ke’ala Lee Loy, Henry Lee Loy, Wanda Quiocho, Nadezna Lyn Ang

01/20/2022: Larry Kimura, Randy Kurohara & Ka’iu Kimura

02/01/2022 :Kalima Kinney- The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, PCS

02/15/2022: Gene Zarro- CEO of South Maui Learning Ohana, Inc. and Vice-Chair of Kihei Charter; Taffi Wise- Executive Director of KALO

02/17/2022: Steve Hirakami, Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science