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With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - INITIAL CONVENING MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH

CALL TO ORDER ??? Chair pro tem Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Quorum was established with nine (9) 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 July 2018 regular monthly meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 and explained that the Neighborhood Board system was established to promote citizen participation in the government's decision-making process.

ROLL CALL - William Ammons, Rodney Chang, Lynn Mariano, Michael Zehner, Ryan Tam, K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Assistant), Jayne Cloutier, Susan Oppie, Chris Chung, and Ron Komine, Jr.

Board Members Absent - None.

Vacancies - There were no vacancies.

Guests - Cindy McMillan (Governor David Ige's Representative, Office of the Governor); Raytan Vares (Senator Brickwood Galuteria's Office), Representative Tom Brower, Deputy Director Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Emergency Services Department); Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and Jaren McCartney (Councilmember Ann Kobayashi's Office), Roelle Torres (Councilmember Carol Fukunaga's Office), Kenny Amazaki (Councilmember Trevor Ozawa's Office), Acting Captain Travis Ching (Honolulu Fire Department), Lieutenant Baron Lee and Sergeant Clinton Corpuz (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation [HART]), Francine Kanani Murray (Hawaii Community Development Authority [HCDA]), Allison Gammel and Suzy Tam (Hawaiian Humane Society), Rick Prahler (Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation [HHFDC]), Zack Stoddard (Department of Planning and Permitting [DPP]), Kathryn Henski (Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9), Jeff Carbaugh (Hawai i Convention Center); Natalie Iwasa (Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1), Kathy Westlake, Keith Kurahashi (R.M. Towill Corporation), Daniel Simonich, Videographer (Integrated Multimedia Consultants), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Election of Officers to Serve from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 - The officers to be elected are the Chair, one or more Vice Chairs, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and any other officer(s) determined to be needed to conduct the Board's business [NP 2-14-120(b)].

Chair - Lynn nominated Ryan Tam for Chair. No second is required. As there were no other nominations or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 voted Ryan Tam to be the Chair by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Vice Chair - Rodney Chang nominated Michael Zehner to be the Vice Chair. As there were no other nominations or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 voted Michael Zehner to be the Vice Chair by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Secretary - Chang nominated Lynn Mariano to be the Secretary. As there were no other nominations or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 voted Lynn Mariano to be the Secretary by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Treasurer - Komine nominated Susan Oppie to be the Treasurer. As there were no other nominations or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 voted Susan Oppie to be the Treasurer by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

The officers are - Ryan Tam, Chair; Michael Zehner, Vice Chair; Lynn Mariano, Secretary; and Susan Oppie, Treasurer.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - Acting Captain Travis Ching reported the following:
• July 2018 Fire Statistics - There were 3 structure, 1 wildland/brush, 4 nuisance (include rubbish fires outside a structure or vehicle), and 2 cooking fires; 11 activated alarms (no fire), 225 medical emergencies, 5 motor vehicle collisions with a pedestrian, 8 motor vehicle crash/collisions, 0 mountain rescues, 5 ocean rescues, and 2 hazardous materials incidents.
• Fire Safety Tip - The Honolulu Fire Department encourages every family to take the necessary steps to prepare for the hurricane season that runs from June through November. Everyone should have a plan in place, a survival kit, and a way of staying informed on impending disasters. Additional information can be found on the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management's website at - www.honolulu.gov/dem.

Comments followed: Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents - Chung asked and Acting Captain Ching responded that the Department of Transportation Services (DTS) keeps statistics.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) - Lieutenant Baron Lee introduced Sergeant Clinton Corpuz and reported the following:
• June 2018/May 2018 Statistics - There were 18/16 motor vehicle thefts, 13/9 burglaries, 169/149 thefts, 33/33 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), 2/16 assaults, 3/3 sexual assault, 0/2 graffiti incidents, and 12/16 drug offenses. There were 8,165/6,955 calls for service. More statistics can be found on the HPD website at - www.honolulupd.org.
• Safety Tips - Public Transportation Safety: When using busses, residents are encouraged to use busy and well-lit routes. Residents are discouraged from leaving personal items unattended or falling asleep on buses.
??? Community Policing Team - For interested people in the Neighborhood Security Watches (NSW), call 529-3691.

Comments followed:
1. Drugs - Board members Oppie and Cloutier were concerned about reporting drugs and smelling marijuana. Lieutenant Lee said that Methamphetamine is the biggest problem and to call 911. HPD can investigate, but needs permission to enter the private property.
2. Security Alarms - Chair Tam asked and Lieutenant Lee responded that there was an increase in business alarms due to the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) repair work.
3. Concealed/Carry Law - When Ammons asked, Lieutenant Lee had no comment, until the HPD position is announced.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Ian Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD), reported the following:
• Skate Park in Kaka ako - Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR): Thank you for your resolution for follow-up. We appreciate your interest and your proposal, but it is a well-known fact the Waterfront Park is built on a former landfill, and there are restrictions on digging within the park. These restrictions prevents the department from doing any major construction in the park.
• Adding Two Floors to Low-rise Apartment Buildings - Last month, Board member Chung asked about the rules related to low-rise walk ups and the waiver for not having elevators. Chris Chung wanted to know the status of the proposal and wants to testify in favor of the proposal. There are no updates at this time.
• Kapi olani Boulevard Contraflow - Changes to the contraflow will allow left turns at McCully Street and Atkinson Drive. Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will evaluate and make recommendations. There will be no changes to the morning contraflow.

Comments followed: Skate Park - Mariano requested that DPR revisits this issue, as he strongly believes in providing young people an outlet for their energy and interest. Please work with the Hawai i Skatepark Association to explore every option. They will raise the funds and do the maintenance, like in Kapolei. Deputy Director Santee will follow up.

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Roelle Torres distributed Councilmember Fukunaga's report/newsletter, which mentioned Fire Safety Evaluation Criteria, Mid-block Crosswalk Removal, and Commercial Vehicle Legislation and was available to hear concerns. Chung asked if the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) 11-acre property, across the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC) on Ward Avenue was in her district. Torres will follow up.

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - Jaren McCartney distributed Councilmember Kobayashi's newsletter and Councilmember Kobayashi reported the following:
• HECO Property - The HECO property is in Councilmember Fukunaga's district and she has the NBC/Thomas Square side of Ward Avenue. As to the proposal of selling the property to make the property into a park, there is no money in the budget. Councilmember Kobayashi favors taking care of existing parks before spending on new parks.
• Parks Committee - Committee Chair Kymberly Marcos Pine wanted to add money for the Ala Wai Promenade.
• Political Campaigns - Councilmember Kobayashi was saddened by the negative campaigning and hopes that candidates return to a more cordial climate.
• Bridge Over the Ala Wai - Cloutier asked about the proposal for a pedestrian bridge. Councilmember Kobayashi mentioned that others prefer a full-scale bridge to connect McCully with Waik k . The Council is still discussing this proposal and budget.

Comments followed:
1. Homeless - Komine noted a report mentioned that 41% of the homeless went to shelters and he recognized Councilmember Kobayashi's work in this area. Councilmember Kobayashi noted that statistics are often misleading and should be scrutinized.
2. Bike Lanes - A resident was concerned about enforcement of bicycles on sidewalks and in bike lanes and more Issues. Councilmember Kobayashi mentioned the storage of personal property at Crane Park, the need to clean up the Korean Park, better enforcement of Bike lanes and bicycling on the sidewalks, using cell phones in the crosswalks, and that there was less parking in apartment zones. The Council will have hearings before final decisions are made.

Councilmember Trevor Ozawa - Kenny Amazaki distributed his newsletter and reported that Councilmember Ozawa was working on the Kapi olani Boulevard contraflow, the Ala Moana Master Plan's public comment deadline will be on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, and the budget for bus stop signs. As to cellphones in crosswalks, pedestrians can talk, but not look at them.

State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Tom Brower made his newsletter available and reported the following:
• Vetoed Bills - The Governor vetoed eight (8) of the 11 intended bills.
• Affordable Housing for Seniors - The newsletter listed resources for seniors.
• Homeless at Ala Moana Beach Park - Representative Brower gave clarification of the reported numbers. Only 40% of the 10% of the homeless went to shelters.
• Bicycles - Representative Brower has a bill on Bicycles.
• Campaigning - Representative Brower added his comments. Homeless was the #3 issue for both candidates for Governor.

Comments followed: Welfare Fraud - A resident was concerned about people from the mainland taking advantage of local taxpayers. It was alleged that the homeless were given a one-way ticket to Hawai i for welfare benefits in the 1980s. Representative Brower would have to ask the State agencies.

House Speaker Scott Saiki - A Neighborhood Report was available.

State Senator Brickwood Galuteria - Raytan Vares was no longer present and a newsletter was available.

Governor David Ige's Representative - The Capitol Connection for July 2018 was distributed and Cindy McMillian, Director of Communications, reported the following:
• Governor's Vetoes - Governor Ige's veto deadline was on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, so the early part of the month was devoted to bill signing.
• The Capitol Connection - The Capitol Connection highlighted summaries of bills, including housing, the environment, and education.
• Groundbreaking of the Entrepreneur's Sandbox in Kaka ako - An April 2018 groundbreaking ceremony for the $7.3 million project marked the start of the Kaka ako Innovation Block and tech park.

Comments followed: Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Chung asked about a HCDA property. Francine Murray clarified the situation.

AGENCY REPORTS

Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Board members had concerns about the 180-Day Rule, which changes the mix of older residents with newer transient residents. Murray reported the following:
• 180-Day Rule - Notice of Violations have been issued and the HCDA policy is still in effect. Cloutier noted that condominiums have to abide by the HCDA policy.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) - No report was available.

PRESENTATIONS

Hawaii Humane Society Pet Walk - Allison Gammel and Suzy Tam reported that the Pet Walk paina Step Out for Animals will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Kolowalu Park, registration is at 4:00 p.m. and the Walk starts at 5:00 p.m. There will be traffic closures ending at 6:30 p.m. with a block party with vendors. Previously, there were 2,500 people attending and they expect the same.

902 Alder Street Affordable Rental and Juvenile Services Center/Shelter - Keith Kurahashi, R.M. Towill Corporation and Elton Wong, the Kobayashi Group LLC, distributed a handout and reported the following:
The applicant, Kobayashi Group LLC, is proposing to work with the Judiciary of the State of Hawai`i in developing the 902 Alder Street 201H Affordable Housing Development and Juvenile Services Center/Shelter under the Hawai`i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC) on a 1.45-acre parcel located at 902 Alder Street in Honolulu, Hawai i.
There are currently two (2) buildings on the site that will be demolished. The smaller building is currently occupied by the Home Maluhia shelter facility for youth. While the larger building consists of a main structure and three (3) wings that previously housed juvenile detention facilities, which were relocated to Kapolei in 2010.
The proposed project involves demolishing the existing buildings and replacing them with one new structure, a juvenile shelter/services center and affordable rental housing complex with 200 rental units and a manager's unit and parking garage with 262 parking stalls (212 for the residential 201 units). The proposed mixed-use project entails a combination of affordable rental housing; therapeutic counseling and rehabilitative services for juveniles; short-term shelter services; judiciary offices; and parking. The new building will be approximately 180 feet tall. The project will be close to bus stops and a protected bike lane. The Judiciary staff will occupy the first two (2) floors and will have 50 parking stalls. The residential tower will have 11 units per floor - six (6) two (2) bedroom; four (4) one (1) bedroom, and two (2) studios. This project will be processed under Chapter 201H HRS, which offers flexibility in design and permitting requirements to projects created for lower and moderate income households. The affordable rental units will be affordable for households earning 60% and below of the Area Median Income (AMI) for a period of about 72 years, with 5% of the units at 30% AMI. About twelve youth may use the services daily. Hazardous material abatement is scheduled for September 2019 and construction to start by January 2020.

Comments followed:
1. Juvenile Services Center - Most of the concerns were for the Juvenile Services Center. Dee Dee Letts (Judiciary, Office of Project Management) explained that the Detention Center was in Kapolei; that the shelter kids do not commit adult crimes; and that a shelter with 12 beds already was in service, the board members were concerned. Board Member Rodney Chang, who worked in an emergency room and Lynn Mariano, who lives in Kalihi between Mayor Wright Housing and Kuhio Park Terrace, expressed their past experiences with troubled youth. Mariano spoke to us outside the meeting recommending firewalls between the affordable rental and Juvenile Service Center and providing necessary security. Wong addressed Mariano's concerns by explaining the design.
2. Deed Restriction - The other issue raised was a "deed restriction" that the property serve youth. However, Letts said this was not so. The two (2) people who expressed this concern were not objecting to the proposed mixed-use of the property.
3. Parking - A Board member was concerned about lack for parking. Wong explained that one (1) parking stall per unit was provided and that the bus and rail were in close proximity. Additionally, there are cheaper alternatives to owning a car with Uber, Biki bikes, and car sharing.
4. Pets - A Board member asked if pets would be allowed. Wong said that has not been determined at this time.
5. Commendation - Board members were pleased to see this project go forward, particularly with the 72-year term of affordability and the level of affordability, 30% and 60% area median income (AMI) and commended the Kobayashi Group.

Sustainable Coastlines of Hawai i - There was no representative present and no report was available.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee summarized a written report as follows:
The Honolulu rail project continues to make progress. Crews are presently completing the nine (9) rail stations on the west end of the project, from Aloha Stadium (Halawa Station) to East Kapolei (Kualaka i Station). These nine (9) stations now have Hawaiian names. Much of that work is expected to be finished by the middle of next year.
HART is testing trains on an energized portion of the track. Testing will continue over the next two (2) years in anticipation of starting a limited passenger service between the Halawa and Kualaka i stations by the December 2020. More trains are scheduled to be delivered to Honolulu in the coming months.
Construction work also continues beyond Aloha Stadium, where crews are building the columns near Pearl Harbor and the airport. STG, the contractor building the 5.2-mile Airport Guideway and stations, will be installing the guideway segments in that section later this year. This segment contains four (4) stations, including one (1) at Middle Street in Kalihi and one (1) serving the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
The Airport Guideway and Stations contract is estimated to be completed by middle of 2021.
The final City Center Guideway and Stations contract will be out for bid at a later time. An advance City Center utility relocation contract has been awarded to NAN Inc. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 and plans are in place to start work soon.
HART plans to hold informational meetings in the community to share details and answer questions from residents and businesses in the near future.
With construction activities occurring throughout the 20-mile rail route, HART reminds drivers to proceed with caution through work zones, and observe signs and posted speed limits for your safety and the safety of others. Pedestrians are asked to obey all safety signage and heed all warnings.
For more information on the rail project, please visit our website at - www.honolulutransit.org, you can call the project hotline at 566-2299 or email a question to info@honolulutransit.org.

RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Elections - Natalie Iwasa announced her candidacy for the City Council District 4 and gave her contact information.

In the News - A resident commented on the news. Chair Tam mentioned the Community Action Committee can deal with multi-Board issues. Ammon noticed helicopters over the district.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Attendance at Other Meetings - Cloutier attend the hearing on the fire-sprinkler bill. There is still an on-going discussion of the evaluations and the need for apartments to comply.

Community Action Committee Report and Chair's Report - Chair Tam mentioned that the Committee did not meet, so there was no report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Chair Tam relinquished the gavel to Vice Chair Zehner.

Consider Resolution Regarding Removal of Crosswalks - Chair Tam proposed a draft resolution. Chung mentioned the crosswalk on King Street by the Japanese restaurant. Discussion followed. Cloutier proposed an amendment. Komine moved and Chang seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 requests that Department of Transportation Services (DTS), regarding the crosswalk at King Street and Sheridan Street, be exempted from removal and that DTS restores the crosswalk at King Street and Cooke Street. There was further discussion. Vice Chair Zehner returned the gavel to Chair Tam. Chair Tam proposed to table the motion to the next meeting to rewrite the resolution.

BOARD BUSINESS

Meeting Determination Date/Time/Location (August 2018 to June 2019) - Chair Tam mentioned that the Board meets on 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street.

As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED to keep the same location, day, and time by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Determination of Board Recess Schedule (August 2018 to June 2019) - As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED to keep the recess in December 2018, by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Request to Participate in the lelo Broadcast Program or to Request Funds for an Annual Newsletter - As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED to renew the lelo contract by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Adoption of Oral Testimony Rules - As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED to adopt the Rules for Oral Testimony and the three (3) minute time limit, by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Board Representative for the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) - Chair Tam asked for a volunteer to represent the Neighborhood Board on federal T. There was no volunteer.

Approval of the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - Chang moved and Cloutier seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 approve the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 regular meeting minutes. As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Approval of the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - As the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 regular meeting minutes missed the July 2018 mailout, they were e-mailed to Board members and guests, who signed up for the e-mail distribution list. They will be mailed out and voted on next month.

Treasurer's Report - Treasurer Susan Oppie reported that the total expenditures were $44.22 in June 2018, leaving a balance of $85.19. The Treasurer's report was filed.

PERMIT REVIEWS, HEARINGS, AND APPLICATIONS

• Liquor Commission Hearing (711 Kapi olani Boulevard, 6th Floor) on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. regarding Uosan (1221 Kapi olani Boulevard) - Restaurant Category 1 (Standard Bar)
• Liquor Commission Hearing (711 Kapi olani Boulevard, 6th Floor) on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. regarding 1938 Inodchine/Qing Mu (602 Ala Moana Boulevard) - Restaurant Category 2 (Live Entertainment)

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES

• Mother Waldron Park (525 Cooke Street) - Mondays, 5:30 p.m.;
• Sheridan Park (833 Pi ikoi Street) - Monday/Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.;
• Keola La i Condominium (600 Queen Street) - Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m.;
• Kolowalu Park (1177 Queen Street) - 1st and 2nd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

??? Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next meeting for Community Action Committee will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park.
??? lelo Broadcasts - Broadcasts of the Ala Moana-Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 meetings are on lelo 49 on the first and third Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. and every second Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
• No Loitering - Please do not loiter on Makiki Christian Church grounds after 9:00 p.m. Mahalo.

Resolution Regarding Removal of Crosswalks - Komine moved and Cloutier seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 requests that Department of Transportation Services (DTS), maintain the existing crosswalks (South King Street at Palm Drive; South King Street at Akoko Street; 6 other crosswalks on South King Street; and Queen Street at Waimanu Street) and restores the crosswalk at King Street and Cooke Street. As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED to adopt the amendment to the Resolution Regarding Removal of Crosswalks, by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None). (See the amended resolution at the end of these minutes.)

ADJOURNMENT - As there was no further business before the Board, Chair Tam adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

RESOLUTION CONCERNING CROSSWALK REMOVALS

WHEREAS, the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) intends to remove existing crosswalks across South King Street at Sheridan Street, Palm Drive, and Akoko Street; and
WHEREAS, DTS also intends to remove six (6) other existing crosswalks across South King Street in the McCully-Mo ili ili area; and
WHEREAS, DTS also intends to remove the existing crosswalk across Queen Street at Waimanu Street; and
WHEREAS, DTS has already removed an existing crosswalk across South King Street at Cooke Street;
WHEREAS, pedestrians will still be entitled to legally cross these streets, even after removal of the crosswalks; and
WHEREAS, the removal of these crosswalk will reduce overall neighborhood accessibility and safety; and
BE IT RESOLVED, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 ("the Board") requests that DTS maintain these existing marked crosswalks, with the exception of Sheridan Street; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board requests that DTS consider adding a crosswalk across South King Street at Cooke Street; and
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board suggests that the Complete Streets standards be revised to consider neighborhood pedestrian accessibility as well as safety when evaluating crosswalk locations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution are provided to DTS and the Honolulu City Council.

ADOPTED by the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, by a unanimous vote of 9-0-0. Submitted by: Ryan Tam, Chair

Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Harry Cho, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Lynn Mariano, Secretary

Final Review by: Ryan Tam, Chair

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