The Hawaii Office of Planning is holding a series of meetings to gather public input on the state’s land use regulations.

“Meetings will include an overview of the State’s land use system and participants will be asked to share their land use system experiences and offer ideas for improving the State’s land use system,” the Office of Planning said in a press release.

The public meetings are part of the agency’s comprehensive analysis on how to make Hawaii’s land use process more effective and efficient.

The first and only meeting on Honolulu is next week, Nov. 20 at Washington Middle School.

Hoopili Agriculture Farmland Land West Oahu Rail

Rail columns tower over farmland in West Oahu that will eventually become a 11,750-home community known as Hoopili. The fight over whether or not to preserve the agricultural land is one of many land-use issues being debated.

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Here’s the full schedule of meetings:

November 20, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Washington Middle School, Honolulu

November 25, 6 – 8 pm
Maui Planning Commission Conference Room, Wailuku

December 2, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Aupuni Center Conference Room, Hilo

December 3, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Natural Energy Lab Hawaii Conference Room, Kona

December 10, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Kauai Planning Commission Conference Room, Lihue

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