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Ala Moana-Kakaako Neighborhood Board Meeting February 2018 Minutes
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CALL TO ORDER - Chair Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Quorum was established with five (5) members present. Note - This nine (9)-member Board requires five (5) members to establish quorum and to take official Board action. Chair Tam welcomed attendees to the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 and thanked them for their citizen participation into the government decision-making process.
ROLL CALL - William Ammons, Michelle Foyt, Chair Ryan Tam, K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Assistant), Susan Oppie, and Ron Komine Jr.
Board Members Absent - Rodney Chang, Chris Chung, Jayne Cloutier, and Michael Zehner.
Vacancies - There were none.
Guests - Raytan Vares (Senator Brickwood Galuteria's Office), James Stone (House Speaker Scott Saiki's Office), State Representative Tom Brower; Deputy Director Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Emergency Services Department); Councilmember Carol Fukunaga; Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and James Larson (Councilmember Kobayashi's Office); Kurt Tsuneyoshi (Councilmember Trevor Ozawa's Office); Acting Captain Casey Ferreira (Honolulu Fire Department); Lieutenant James Ferrell, Sergeant Ross Keliikipi, and Sergeant Vincent Gonzales (Honolulu Police Department, District 1); Garett Kamemoto and Francine Murray (Hawaii Community Development Authority); Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation); Anna Manuel, Joshua Stanbro, and Uyen Vong, (Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency); Jim Danner (Democratic Party of Hawai i), Megan Omura (Honolulu Beerworks) Michael Montana, M. Siddiqui, Jenny Chen, and Richard A. "Andy" Riley (Waiea Condominium), Brian Bagnall (Outdoor Circle), Franklin Chung, Carlyne Hamhey (Locations, LLC), Melissa White (SSFM), Ronald Higa (Liliha/Puunui/Alewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board No.14), Chris Sayers (Department of Transportation Services), Jeff Carbaugh (Hawai i Convention Center), Melissa Reyes, Sharon Moriwaki (Kaka ako United), Todd Apo (Howard Hughes Corporation), Makani Maeva (Ahe Group), Paul Marx (AHED); James Hauge (Integrated Multimedia Consultants, Videographer), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).
ANNOUNCEMENT - Chair Tam announced that this will be Michelle Foyt's last meeting, as she will be retiring to a retirement community in California. Chair Tam thanked her for her service since November 2016.
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - Acting Captain Casey Ferreira reported the following:
• February 2018 Fire Statistics - There was 1 structure fire, 21 activated alarms (no fire), 205 medical emergencies, 5 motor vehicle collisions with pedestrian, 6 motor vehicle crash/collision, and 1 hazardous materials incident.
• Fire Safety Tip - Senior Citizens: The following tips will enable the Honolulu Fire Department to more efficiently assist senior citizens during a medical emergency:
o Be prepared to provide personal information. The emergency responder will need your name, address, date of birth, and telephone number.
o Obtain and wear a medical identification bracelet.
o Have medical history and a list of current medications ready.
o Provide your advanced directives, such as a Comfort Care Only-Do Not Resuscitate or Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.
o Ensure home address is visible from the street and that there is adequate access to your location.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD) - Sergeant Vincent Gonzales announced the 2018 Police Week Memorial March on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and Lieutenant James Ferrell reported the following:
• February 2018/January 2018 Statistics - There were 19/21 motor vehicle thefts, 13/13 burglaries, 161/86 thefts, 38/25 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), 12/16 assaults, 2/1 sexual assault, 1/2 graffiti incidents, and 20/22 drug offenses. There were 8,025/7,341 calls for service.
• Safety Tips - Preventing Unauthorized Entries into a Motor Vehicle (UEMV). These following safety tips will greatly reduce the risk of having your vehicle broken into, and becoming the victim of an Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle:
o Lock and secure all doors, including trunks, of your vehicles.
o Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle unattended and/or visible.
o Do not keep purchases visible in your vehicle, including traveling between home and shopping.
o Do not make multiple trips to your vehicle to store purchases, as thieves may be monitoring this activity.
o Park in well-lit, well-traveled areas.
o Audible vehicle alarms should be set if present; noise from these alarms may deter crime.
o Keep vehicle free of clutter; studies show that thieves tend to ignore vehicles that have very little in them, and do not appear to contain items worth taking.
o Secure vehicle paperwork, which may contain personal information, including resident addresses. This includes garage door openers and parking structure access cards.
1. Bikes - Ammons asked about bicycles on sidewalks. Lieutenant Ferrell suggested that bike riders use the cycle tracks and follow the painted lines.
2. Spike in Thefts - Oppie asked about the number of thefts doubling. Lieutenant Ferrell saw no particular reason for the spike.
3. Why Keep Statistics - A resident asked why the statistics were kept. Lieutenant Ferrell mentioned that the statistics go to the Neighborhood Boards and are federally and State-tracked, for funding. More statistics are at - honolulupd.org.
Super Friends Food Drive Festival - Megan Omura, Honolulu Beerworks, mentioned that Honolulu Beerworks and the Hawaii Food Bank are hosting a canned food drive and street festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There will be street closures along Cooke Street (Ala Moana Boulevard to Auahi Street) begin at 9:00 a.m. A map was distributed and there will be two (2) HPD officers. Also, there will be extra security personnel at the Beer Garden.
Biki Outreach and Summer Expansion - Justine Espiritu, Bikeshare Hawai i, was not in attendance and will present at the Tuesday, March 27, 2018 meeting.
Noodle Fest - Toby Tamaye from AT Marketing was not present, but information on the March 24 street festival is included under announcements.
Ward Village Update - Todd Apo, from the Howard Hughes Corporation, presented the development projects in the Ward Village. They plan for open spaces, a recreation room, a fitness center on the second floor, a sunset lounge, commercial projects, affordable housing, and a pedestrian-friendly environment. Construction for Phase 1 should be done by the end of 2018. Buyers have varied options to purchasing the space needed. Block I will between the Entertainment Center and the Central Plaza. There will be a four (4)-acre open space from the end of the rail station to the middle of the Ward Villages. The area next to the Central Plaza will house the commercial retail and restaurants. The Kewalo Harbor project would cost $20 million and take two and one-half (2 1/2) years. Lastly, Apo talked about the Whole Foods Parking Structure, which will have 300 parking spaces with counters with lights that mark open spaces.
1. Occupancy - Foyt asked about occupancy and retail and international sales. Apo responded that sales were very good and above projections, with local buyers and 90% sold.
2. Model Units - Ammons asked about seeing model units. Apo noted that the model units already sold, but others units for viewing are at the Sales Center, along with the Master Plan.
3. Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) Moving to Kapolei - Resident Riley heard that HCDA was moving to Kapolei, so the City can take over the infrastructure maintenance in Kaka ako. Riley was concerned that Kaka ako would become Waik k , Phase II. A bill in the Legislature proposes the move and more public input is needed for the transition. There was some discussion on why this move was proposed. In a 2015 letter, the 180-day leases are a HCDA ruling, but it is under review. At the Wards Villages some owners are renting for only 30-days (Transient Vacation Rentals) and they will change to the 180-days, if ordered.
4. Affordable Housing - The Ward Center has credits from previous projects to raise the 30% affordable housing (120% of Average Median Income [AMI], instead of 140%) to 150 units.
The Central Ala Moana 201H Affordable Housing Tower (1391 Kapiolani Boulevard) - Lowell Chun was not present and no report was available.
OÔahu's Resilience Strategy by the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency - Joshua Stanbro, Uyen Vong, and Anna Manuel reported the following:
• Introduction - The voters of the City and County of Honolulu (C&C) voted by an over-whelming vote in November 2016 for a City Charter amendment to create the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (OCCSR). The focus of the office is to build partnerships between City departments, the State, and private entities to increase sustainability and address climate change on OÔahu. A Climate Change Commission was created. The Rockefeller Foundation chose Honolulu as one (1) of 100 Resilient Cities from nearly, 1,200 applicant cities around the globe, to help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
• Weird Weather - There was discussion on "Shocks" and "Stresses." In Hawai i we notice the temperature rising, more fires, the sea level rising with the King tides and an estimated three (3) feet rise, less trade wind days, and less overall rain (drought). In 2015 Hawai i "dodged 15 bullets (hurricanes)." Now, a Category 6 Hurricane has winds in excess of 200 miles per hour (mph).
• Other Goals - The first job for the Chief Resilience Officer is to develop a "Resilience Strategy" for OÔahu. We will review current efforts to increase resilience such as the City's eight (8) Sustainable Communities/Development Plans (currently being updated) and the City's All-Hazard Disaster Mitigation Plan. Building on the Resilient OÔahu Workshop held in June 2018, we will continue to engage the community and stakeholders over the next eight (8)-12 months before publishing a final Resilience Strategy to guide our work. The OCCSR also is charged with implementing the Paris Climate Agreement for the State.
??? Background - There was a $248,000 start-up fund.
• Survey - Attendees participated in a survey via smart phone, which was located at -
www.bitly.com/oahuresiliencesurvey. Participants could list "shocks" and "stresses" and offer input and solutions. Results were shown on the front screen and discussed.
Pensacola Street and Ward Avenue Complete Streets Concept Designs - Chris Sayers, Department of Transportation Services announced the Honolulu Complete Street Urban Core: Ward Avenue and Pensacola Street Community Meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC), Pikake Room, at 777 Ward Avenue. For more information, e-mail Chris Sayers at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS
Move the Homeless - Michael Montana was concerned about bulky items, roads, and the homeless. He wanted the politicians to act on these issues. Chair Tam noted the Community Action Committee was looking at these.
Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) - Sharon Miyashiro introduced Jim Danner from the District 26 of the Democratic Party of Hawai i, who wanted to join the Community Action Committee and meet with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) about the sale of a 12-acre parcel between Cooke Street and Ward Avenue in the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) and Neighborhood Board district. She was concerned about open space. Danner was concerned about infrastructure, traffic, quality of life, and open space. HECO was open to customer/public input.
Land Use - Foyt was concerned about the use of the land, food growing, parks, and green spaces and urged churches and other community groups to get involved.
Litter - Oppie was concerned about litter and proposed a reduction plan to the Ala Moana Beach Park (AMBP) Master Plan to be put on next month's agenda. Chair Tam will list it on the next agenda.
Bill 61-2015 - Andy Riley asked why a bill in the Legislature would transfer the HCDA to the City and asked for clarification. Riley did not want the State to move HCDA. Chair Tam could list it on a future agenda.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND ATTENDANCE AT OTHER MEETINGS
Chair Tam attended the Monday, January 29, 2018 meeting on the Ala Moana Beach Park (AMBP) Master Plan.
Oppie attended the February 7, 2018 Climate Change Commission meeting and submitted a written report. which The new Commissioners were introduced and several concerns were brought up by the Commission, the Mayor's Office and the public, as possible focus issues for the new Commission, including sea level rise, coastal erosion, direct hit hurricanes, coastal zoning plans, litter in streets, parks, and beaches that ends up in ocean, decrease Hawai i's carbon footprint, heat waves, low carbon transportation, and alternative ways to produce electricity. At the next meeting, the Commission will begin to prioritize. The Commission will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at Honolulu Hale until April 2018, at which time it will be decided how often the Commission will meet elsewhere in order to reach more communities.
Foyt attended the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) representative was against reducing the federally-mandated land for schools, including vertical schools. Foyt also attended the Hawai i Council of Condominium Associations (HCCA), which is against mandatory fire sprinklers, because of the cost. Foyt and Ammons also attended the Monday, January 29, 2018 meeting on the Ala Moana Beach Park (AMBP) Master Plan. Foyt thought the Master Plan was done well.
Community Action Committee Report - Update on Ala Wai Promenade ideas - The Community Action Committee had recommendations on the Ala Wai Promenade to present to the full Board and would do so at the March 27, 2018 meeting.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Ian Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD), reported the following:
• Left Turn Prohibition From Ward Avenue to Hotel Street and Creating a Loading Zone at Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC) - The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will be conducting investigations to evaluate a Left Turn Prohibition from Ward Avenue to Hotel Street, which may require research, site observations, and an analysis of the traffic history. DTS will apprise the board of the status of their investigation by June 2018.
• Increase in Illegal Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR) in the Ala Moana/Kaka ako (Hawaii Community Development Authority) Areas - Zoning in the Kaka ako area is under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). It is within the HCDA's authority to determine if illegal transient vacation renting is occurring on the property and the appropriate measures to be taken. Please contact the HCDA at 594-0300.
• Homelessness - The Mayor's Office on Housing (HOU) responded that the results of the Point-in-Time (PIT) count on January 22, 2018 report will be available in April or May 2018. Partners in Care, Oahu's Continuum of Care for homeless services providers, is facilitating the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-mandated survey and will be entering the data. To find information on the 2017 PIT Count please visit http://partnersincareoahu.org/point-time-count-oahu. 2018 data will be posted on their website and HOU website, when it is available.
• Grass Cutting - Board member Komine reported that the grass on the median for Ala Moana Boulevard needs cutting. Maintenance of Ala Moana Boulevard and Piikoi Street medians will be performed as resources are available.
??? Pedestrian Island at Sheridan and Kapi olani Boulevard - Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) was unable to obtain the necessary delineators in order develop a raised pedestrian island and prevent left turns from Kapi olani Boulevard onto Sheridan Street.
• Complete Streets and Road Diets - Department of Transportation Services (DTS) responded: Design guidelines for narrowing and/or removal of motor vehicle lanes from the travel way cross-section are included in the Honolulu Complete Streets Design Manual section 3.10.1. Street contexts, including average daily traffic, peak volume, crash history, and field observations should be considered when evaluating the feasibility of street design.
Community input is critical to the process of identifying solutions that balance the needs of the neighborhood's diverse users and match community character. Stakeholders are encouraged to learn more and get involved with complete streets at: http://www.honolulu.gov/completestreets.
??? Shelters - Department of Emergency Management (DEM) responded - At this time there are no plans nor funding available to construct nuclear fallout shelters. Given the short (20-minute estimated time of arrival) flight time from launch to impact of a ballistic missile from North Korea, our Hawaii residents and visitors would have roughly 12 minutes to seek protective shelter. Should there be a verified missile launch threatening the State of Hawaii, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advises all residents to immediately: Get Inside (the nearest secure structure), Stay Inside (shelter-in-place), and Stay Tuned to radio for more information.
• Other Handouts - The other handouts included the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) Quarterly Newsletter, the Mayor's OÔahu News February 2018, the Mayor's Memorial Day Poster Contest, and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) recruiting for Summer Fun hires.
1. Left Turn Prohibition From Ward Avenue to Hotel Street - Chair Tam noted that the extension would be for only one (1) hour more in the afternoon.
2. Private Streets in Kaka ako - Moriwaki asked who is following up on the 17 private streets in Kaka ako, so the City can get ownership to maintain the roads? Deputy Director Santee will follow up.
3. Illegal Transient Vacation Rentals - A resident asked for clarification on this issue. Chair Tam said it was a HCDA issue.
Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga's newsletter was available.
Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - James Larson distributed a newsletter and Councilmember Kobayashi reported the following:
• Monster Homes - Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the City Council will have the final vote on the Monster Apartments Moratorium in residential areas. Short-term rentals are allowed for permit-holders issued before 1989.
• Ala Moana Beach Park (AMBP) Master Plan - There will be a hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The public is complaining about losing parking.
• Thomas Square - The City is putting in sidewalks around a statue. The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is not taking care of existing parks, cutting the grass on ball fields, and fixing the restrooms. The number of abandoned vehicles is growing on the Leeward and Windward sides. Councilmember Kobayashi wanted the City to maintain the parks we have, before building new projects.
Comments followed: Parks Committee - The Parks Committee will be on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on the second floor of Honolulu Hale.
Councilmember Trevor Ozawa - A newsletter was available.
State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Brower distributed a newsletter and reported the following:
• Death With Dignity - There was a five (5)-hour hearing today.
• Homelessness - Representative Brower will answer any questions.
1. Private Roads in Kaka ako - Chair Tam asked Representative Brower if there was any update.
2. HCDA - Representative Brower responded that as traffic is a concern, the State wants to hand over HCDA Kaka ako streets to the City. Riley asked about Bill 61-2015. Representative Brower noted that the HCDA was set up to develop areas, but not maintain or manage the properties. The City has Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), public hearings, and City Council reviews. If HCDA leaves, then the Kaka ako area will be like other City communities.
3. Bill 99, Relating to Bus Stops - Ronald Higa mentioned that homeless are not allowed to sleep at the bus stops from 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the next morning, but the Bus Route #2 is 24 hours. Representative Brower noted Bill 99 was a City and County of Honolulu (C&C) bill.
House Speaker Scott Saiki - James Stone distributed a neighborhood report and was available to hear concerns. He will follow up on House Bill (HB) 2275, House Draft (HD) 2, concerning bringing "private roads" up to county standards.
State Senator Brickwood Galuteria - Raytan Vares distributed a newsletter and reported the following:
• Dredging the Ala Wai Canal - Governor David Ige released $19 million to dredge the Ala Wai Canal. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will have details at the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
• 2018 Legislative Priorities - Other bills include - Income Tax Credit for Disabled Persons (SB2713), which provides an income tax credit to a taxpayer who purchases or modifies a personal vehicle for use by a person with a disability. Motor Vehicle Weight Tax Exemption (SB2714), which excludes the weight of lifts and ramps, motors to operate them, and vehicle chassis reinforcements, from the determination of net weight for non-commercial vehicles for purposes of levying the state and county motor vehicle weight tax, and other laws that affect condominiums.
• House Bill (HB) 2525 - Senator Galuteria will follow House Speaker Saiki's bill.
Governor David Ige's Representative - Cindy McMillian, Director of Communications, was not present. However the Capitol Connection for February 2018 and March 2018 were distributed.
U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa - No representative was present and no report was available.
Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Francine Murray reported that she will have a full update of the legal review of the HCDA rules next month and distributed a Storm Water Pollution Prevention handout from Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT).
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee reported the following:
• Rail is not only about transportation, but also about land use planning. When rail is completed, about 70 percent of the island's population and more than 80 percent of the jobs on Oahu will be located along the 20-mile rail corridor, with stations at key commuter and visitor destinations, such as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, and downtown Honolulu.
• There is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) potential to generate 47,000 dwelling units around the rail system's 21 stations. In addition, there is a potential to add about 9 million square feet of commercial and industrial space in TOD areas along the rail line.
• Because the bulk of the island's residential and commercial growth will be concentrated in Honolulu and the Ewa region, reducing future traffic congestion and providing transportation options for these areas through improved public transportation is a key public policy initiative towards our island's sustainability.
• The final segment of the project is the City Center Guideway, which is 4.1 miles and includes 8 stations between Middle Street and Ala Moana Center. Advanced utility work is starting, which relocates utilities to make room for vertical construction, the rail columns and the stations. Doing so also reduces the risk and cost to construction. Advanced utility work will take place in Kalihi along Dillingham Boulevard first.
• HART concluded a successful two (2) day conference on P3, public-private partnerships, which is a possible contract method for the City Center segment utilizing private sector participation. A decision on P3 will be made next month with construction estimated to start in the fall of 2019 and full revenue service for the 20-mile system in December 2025.
• Just a reminder about the HART Poster Contest. The contest is open to all OÔahu High School students, grades 9 through 12; entries are due by the end of the month, Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Entries can be submitted to HART's office, or students can drop off posters at any Public Library branch on OÔahu between Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Details on the contest, as well as general project information, can be found on our website www.honolulutransit.org, you can call the project hotline at 566-2299 or email a question to email@example.com.
Comments followed: Affordable Housing at Waimalu and Kona Streets - Foyt asked about an old affordable housing project and construction in the area. Lee noted the construction is beginning to clear the area.
Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Foyt reported the following:
• Water Main Breaks - There was one (1) water main break in the Ala Moana/Kaka ako neighborhood in January 2018: On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, there was a 12-inch cast iron main break at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard.
• Affordability and Customer Assistance - Chair Tam submitted a written report about affordability and customer assistance with adjustable water rates. For more information, go to -boardofwatersupply.com.
Discussion about Vacation or Transient Rentals for Periods of Between 30 and 180 Days in Kaka ako - Chair Tam deferred this item to next month, after the HCDA report. Foyt noted that a condominium Board can give tickets/fines for 180-day violations of the HCDA rules. Komine stated that the Howard Hughes rentals allow for 30-day rentals and advised everyone to attend next month's meeting.
Approval of the November 28, 2017 and January 23, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - Oppie moved and Foyt seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 approve the November 28, 2017 regular meeting minutes. As there were no corrections or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the November 28, 2017 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 5-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Foyt, Komine, Oppie, and Tam; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Oppie moved and Foyt seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 approve the January 23, 2018 regular meeting minutes. As there were no corrections or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the January 23, 2018 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 5-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Foyt, Komine, Oppie, and Tam; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Addition of Members to the Community Action Committee - Chair Tam wanted to add Jim Danner to the Community Action Committee.
Oppie moved and Foyt seconded to add Jim Danner to the Community Action Committee. As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 added Jim Danner to the Community Action Committee by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 5-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Foyt, Komine, Oppie, and Tam; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Treasurer's Report - Treasurer Susan Oppie reported that there was a January 2018 balance of $317.13 and that $61.07 was spent for printing and postage costs for February 2018, leaving a balance of $256.06. The Treasurer's report was filed.
PERMIT REVIEWS, HEARINGS, AND APPLICATIONS
• Liquor Commission Hearing: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (711 Kapiolani Blvd., 6th Floor)
o Agave and Vine, 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard (Category No. 3 - Live entertainment)
o Yum Cha Hawaii, 1341 Kapiolani Boulevard (Category No. 1 - Restaurant General)
o King 7 Market, 1407 South King Street (Category No. 1 - Standard Bar)
• Liquor Commission Hearing: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (711 Kapiolani Blvd., 6th Floor) for Real A Gastropub, 506 Keawe Street (Category No. 2 - Live entertainment)
??? Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next meeting for Community Action Committee are scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ala Moana Regional Park, McCoy Pavilion Dining Room.
• King's 10K Run - The Honolulu Marathon is holding a 10K run at Thomas Square on Saturday, March 4, 2018. The race begins at 6:30 a.m., and affects Beretania, Punchbowl, Pohukaina, Keawe, Ilalo, Ward, Ala Moana Boulevard, Ahui, Olomehani, and Ohe Streets. Road closures will begin at approximately 5:30 a.m. and continue until about 8:30 a.m.
• Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan Community Meeting #2 ??? Meeting to discuss current water use and planning for the future is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Ala Wai Elementary School (503 Kamoku Street) at 7:00 p.m. http://www.boardofwatersupply.com/water-resources/watershed-management-plan.
• Inaugural Noodle Fest - A street festival dedicated to noodles will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Auahi Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Ward Center and Nordstrom Rack.
• Community Neighborhood Watches:
o Mother Waldron Park (525 Cooke Street) - Mondays, 5:15 p.m.;
o Sheridan Park (833 Pi ikoi Street) - Monday/Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.;
o Keola La i Condominium (600 Queen Street) Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m.;
o Kolowalu Park (1177 Queen Street) - 1st and 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
• No Loitering - Please do not loiter on Makiki Christian Church grounds after 9:00 p.m. Mahalo.
Best Wishes to Michelle Foyt - Again, Chair Tam wished Foyt best wishes on her retirement from the Board.
ADJOURNMENT - As there was no further business before the Board, Chair Tam adjourned the meeting at 9:18 p.m.
Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant
Reviewed by: James Skizewski, Public Relations Specialist
Final Review by: Ryan Tam, Chair
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