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Community engagement protocol

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The community engagement process can be viewed as a series of building blocks of subjects that appear at most, if not all, meetings to different degrees at different stages of the conversation. The five‐part engagement protocol follows:

  1. Tell the community before anyone else.
  2. Ask the community’s permission.
  3. Understand that the community may oppose the proposal and/or sponsor.
  4. Let the community know that it is entitled to givebacks based on the intrusion into their area—whether it approves, opposes, or is silent about the proposed project.
  5. Ask the community for its views on those givebacks.

For example, see: Hawaii Energy Forum Report

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