The objective of Host Community Benefits (HCB) is to balance the need for
safe disposal of solid waste with the sacrifices borne by the host community.
The cornerstones of Host Community Benefits are mitigation (alleviation of
landfill impacts such as landscaping and revegetation to alleviate visual
impacts), and compensation (just payment to offset living near the
In June 2008, the County Council established the Kekaha Host Community Benefits (HCB) Fund with an initial allocation of $650,000 for the purpose of compensating the Kekaha Community for hosting Kaua'i's landfill. The Kekaha Host Community Benefits Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC0 was appointed by Mayor Bernard Carvalho in March of 2009. The charge of the CAC is to provide the County with recommendations of projects to benefit the community and to be funded through the HCB Fund.
The mission of the CAC, as developed by its members at their first meeting on
April 13, 2009 is "to serve as a community advisory committee to recommend
projects and their administrative process for the disbursement of the HCB
fund(s) allocated to, and in accordance with, the general consensus of the
More information on the CAC and its activities can be found at: www.kekahahcb.net.
CAC meetings are open to the public.