June 13th, 2011
Hawaiian Acres Community Association
PO Box 368
Kurtistown, HI 96760
Hawaii Sustainable Community Alliance
13 June 2011
Re: Hawaii County Sustainable Rural Habitat Ordinance
On behalf of the Hawaiian Acres Community Association (HACA)board, I am writing
this letter to voice our support for the concept of an ordinance to address limiteddensity
owner-built rural dwelling and associated structures.
We’ve had some discussions at our meetings on the topic of the Universal Building
Code and believe that there are many provisions in it that are not compatible with
the rural life style so many of us enjoy here in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision.
One of your board members, James Weatherford, in his letter dated31 May 2011, to
the Puna Community Development Action Committee requesting their support for
the Hawaii County Sustainable Rural Habitat Ordinance stated, ”The proposed
change in policy is first and foremost about sustainable quality of life, permitting
rural habitat with a lower ecological footprint, through use of local, recycled, and
unconventional materials and building methods.” These are ideas that the HACA
board can endorse because they are consistent with how many of our residents are
Thank you for taking the initiative to draft the Rural Habitat Ordinance.