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With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 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 eight (8) 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 August 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 (arrived at 7:05 p.m.), 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), James Stone (House Speaker Scott Saiki'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), Councilmember Carol Fukunaga, Kenny Amazaki (Councilmember Trevor Ozawa's Office), Captain Victor Sherman (Honolulu Fire Department), Lieutenant Baron Lee and Sergeant Wyllie Lum (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), Francine Murray (Hawaii Community Development Authority), Larry Hurst (former Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 Chair), William Max Baker, Toby Tamaye (Rice Fest), Jeff Carbaugh (Hawai i Convention Center), Kathryn Henski (Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9), Alakai Kaiwi (Hawaii Pacific University), Ronald Higa (Liliha/Pu unui/ lewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board No. 14 resident), Nicola Szibbo (Department of Transportation Services), Sharon Moriwaki (Kaka ako United), Colby Takeda (Blue Zones Project), Lea Hong (The Trust for Public Lands), Daniel Simonich, Two (2) Videographers (Integrated Multimedia Consultants), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).

Acknowledgement - Chair Tam recognized and thanked all of the first responders and emergency personnel, who helped with the recent hurricanes and natural disasters.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) P wa a Station - Captain Victor Sherman reported the following:
• August 2018 Fire Statistics - There was 1 structure, 1 wildland/brush, 1 nuisance (include rubbish fires outside a structure or vehicle), and 3 cooking fires; 15 activated alarms (no fire), 182 medical emergencies,1 motor vehicle collisions with a pedestrian, 3 motor vehicle crash/collisions, 0 mountain rescues, 0 ocean rescues, and 2 hazardous materials incidents.
• Fire Safety Tip - Grilling Safety: Each year, an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling. Almost half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. Follow these simple tips for safe grilling:
o Propane and charcoal barbeque grills should only be used outdoors.
o Grills should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
o Keep children and pets at least three (3) feet away from the grill area.
o Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup.
o Never leave your grill (or cooking) unattended.
o Ensure that the gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
• Charcoal Grills
o Charcoal chimney starters allow you to light the charcoal using newspaper as fuel.
o If using a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
o Keep charcoal fluid out of children's reach and away from heat sources.
o When you are done, let the coals cool completely before disposing it in a metal container or at the cement pit at the parks.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) District 1 - Lieutenant Baron Lee introduced Sergeant Wyllie Lum and reported the following:
• July 2018/June 2018 Statistics - There were 16/18 motor vehicle thefts, 13/13 burglaries, 143/169 thefts, 32/33 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), 24/2 assaults, 1/3 sex assaults, 2/0 graffiti incidents, and 22/12 drug offenses. There were 6,513/8,165 calls for service. More statistics can be found on the HPD website at - www.honolulupd.org.
• Safety Tips - Hurricane Preparedness: Hurricane season runs from June to November each year. Prepare an emergency kit with a 14-day supply of water, food, and supplies for each person and pets. Water - One (1) gallon per day, per person. Non-perishable food, utensils, radio, flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, whistle, mask, trash bags, simple tools, local maps, and prescription medications. Larry Hurst suggested a tool he uses.
• Community Policing Team - For interested people in the Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW), call 529-3691.

Comments followed: Parking Enforcement - Hurst pointed out parking violations in Subdistrict 2. He showed two (2) certificates from the Citizens Police Academy. Lieutenant Lee will follow up and suggested calling 911 and asking for a supervisor.

At 7:05 p.m. Rodney Chang arrived at the meeting; Nine (9) members present.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Ian Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD), thanked Chair Tam for recognizing the first responders and reported the following:
• Skate Park in Kaka ako - Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) responded: Thank you for your 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.
• Removing Crosswalks - The Board passed a resolution to exempt the removal of the crosswalk at South King Street and Sheridan Street and to restore the crosswalk at South King Street and Cooke Street. Department of Transportation Services (DTS) responded: In accordance with the City & County of Honolulu's Complete Streets Design Manual, which is based on the Federal Highway Administration studies and guidelines, crosswalks across certain multiple lanes and high-volume roads such as South King Street should not be marked unless substantial improvements such as traffic signals are installed. As part of DTS' initial assessment on any new or existing marked crosswalk at an uncontrolled location, a warrant check will determine if the location justifies the installation of a traffic signal.
Unfortunately, at these locations, warrants for traffic signals would not be met. DTS' traffic signal evaluation follows the guidelines set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which is approved by the Federal Highway Administrator as the national standard. The MUTCD provides a number of warrants with specific requirements that must be met to justify the installation of traffic signals. As such, the existing marked crosswalks were removed.
Pedestrians may choose and are still able to legally cross at South King/Alapai Streets even in the absence of the markings. Pursuant to the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 291C-1, a crosswalk is defined as "that part of the roadway at an intersection included within the connection of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; or any portion of a roadway at an intersection." Section 291C-73 of the HRS, "Crossing at other than crosswalks", also states, "Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway."
Additionally, a signalized crosswalk is scheduled to be installed by the end of this year on South King Street at Kealamakai Street near Cooke Street.
While DTS recognizes that it may inconvenience the community, they recommend that the public use the signalized marked crosswalks at South King/Alapai Streets until traffic signals are installed at South King Street and Kealamakai Street.

The City is re-evaluating all crosswalks in accordance with the new guidelines during the course of scheduled resurfacing work. In addition, re-evaluation of crosswalks occurs on a case-by-case basis in response to public complaints or concerns.
• Land Use Ordinance Project Status - The City's zoning code, or Land Use Ordinance (LUO), has not been updated in a comprehensive manner since 1986. While it has been incrementally amended over the years, some would suggest that this fragmented approach has created a document that has become difficult to understand and use.
Last year, the Council agreed that the LUO should be updated. The Council allocated some funds to begin the outreach effort. The City hired a consultant to begin collecting recommendations for the code's improvement. The consultants have already begun speaking with property owners and land use organizations (comprised of architects, planners, builders, environmental advocates, affordable housing advocates, and the like). We should have an initial list of recommendations by the end of this year.
Outreach will continue throughout this project and plans are underway to get input from the Neighborhood Boards.
In June of 2018, the Council approved a budget that included funds to begin drafting code amendments. We plan on beginning by updating the definitions in Article 10. Once the revisions are ready, they will need to be first reviewed by the Planning Commission during a public hearing. The Planning Commission will forward their recommendations to the City Council, where there will be numerous additional opportunities to provide input.
Ultimately, our goal is to have an updated and improved zoning code that:
o Conforms with City, State, and Federal laws;
o Implements the policies of the City's General Plan, Development Plans, and Sustainable Community Plans, as well as adopted neighborhood and community development and revitalization plans;
o Anticipates changes associated with climate change and sea level rise and technological advances in the multi-modal transportation and building sectors;
o Reaffirms the City's commitment to an age-friendly and socially just city;
o Preserves and protects important environmental, cultural, and historic resources, including agricultural lands;
o Should be easy to read and understand; and
o Provides predictability for property owners, but is also sufficiently flexible in responding to unique or atypical situations.

Comments followed:
1. Land Use Ordinances (LUO) - Ammons suggested a public review of each of the 10 articles and have several workshops to explain the LUO. Deputy Director Santee will follow up.
2. Pedestrian Island - Former Board Chair for 10 years, Larry Hurst visited the Board after several months absence and inquired about the pedestrian island at Sheridan Street and Kapi olani Boulevard, which was authorized several months ago. Deputy Director Santee will follow up.

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga distributed her Neighbor to Neighbor newsletter and highlighted the following:
• Crosswalks - Councilmember Fukunaga's Office has been receiving complaints about the removal of crosswalks. A City Council Committee is working with Department of Transportation Services (DTS) and Department of the Corporation Counsel (COR) on alternatives to removal and other sources of funding, including State and federal funding.
• Dog Parks in Urban Honolulu - Councilmember Fukunaga thanked Chair Tam for his resolution in support of Dog Parks in Ala Moana.

Comments followed: Crossing Guards - Chung was concerned about pedestrian safety and asked about crossing guards. Councilmember Fukunaga responded that crossing guards are trained by the HPD and must be coordinated with mostly the elementary schools. They are at McKinley High School, across from Long's on King Street. Since 2012 to 2014, the City has been removing mid-block crosswalks, especially between Pensacola and Pi ikoi Streets and Ke eaumoku Street. Councilmember Fukunaga suggested overhead pedestrian-activated crossing lights, which may have substantial costs. Chair Tam added that this issue could be raised at the Community Action Committee.

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - Jaren McCartney distributed Councilmember Kobayashi's District V newsletter and Councilmember Kobayashi highlighted the following:
• Thank you - Councilmember Kobayashi thanked Councilmember Fukunaga for doing a great job.
• Crosswalks Removal - Councilmember Kobayashi mentioned that pedestrians may still cross at major intersections and questioned how removing the lines on King Street made it safer. Councilmember Kobayashi hoped that DTS would reconsider its position.
• Old Stadium Park - Councilmember Kobayashi wants to restore the grass and reclaim the parks, including Old Stadium Park, Crane Park, Sheridan Park, and the Ala Wai Promenade for public use by kids, seniors, and little league ballplayers.

Comments followed: Bill 69, Relating to Fire Sprinklers - Komine thanked Councilmember Kobayashi's and Councilmember Fukunaga's efforts making sure that there are alternate ways to ensure fire safety, besides costly fire sprinklers. At a meeting at a fire station, Komine learned about a matrix that many building satisfied. Cloutier went to the same meeting and thought the requirement to hire an engineer to inspect the property was just an added unnecessary expense. Councilmember Fukunaga added that insurance companies and property management companies will organize a workshop on Friday, September 7, 2018 during the day, with the location to be announced. Chair Tam thanked Councilmember Kobayashi for working on these issues.

Councilmember Trevor Ozawa - Councilmember Ozawa's Community Report was available.

State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Tom Brower made his Neighborhood Board Report available and reported the following:
• Reclaiming the Parks - Representative Brower thought that more law enforcement at nights and putting up the orange fencing would help to close the parks.
• Vacation Rentals - Representative Brower has information on this issue.
• Parking Violations - Representative Brower is working with HPD on removing cars from Waik k . Call him for assistance.

House Speaker Scott Saiki - James Stone distributed a Neighborhood Report and was available to hear concerns.

State Senator Brickwood Galuteria - Raytan Vares reported the following:
• The Universal Building Project - The HCDA Board will be having a public hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 on the Development Permit for the Universal Building Project, which is next to the Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue. The application is online at - http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda/universal-building-project.
Vares was available to hear concerns.

Governor David Ige's Representative - The Capitol Connection for August 2018 was distributed and Cindy McMillian, Director of Communications, reported the following:
• The Capitol Connection - Page 3 of The Capitol Connection highlighted "Finding the Game-Changers for Local Food Production" on how technology and innovation can spur local agriculture.
• Affordable Housing - Page 4 noted the Ige's Administration efforts on Maui and Oahu.
• Electronic Copy of the Capitol Connection - McMillian encouraged Board members and the audience to sign up for the electronic copy of the Capitol Connection to save on printing costs.

AGENCY REPORTS

Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Francine Murray reported the following:
• August Events - The Board will be looking at the project next to the Ward Entertainment Center.
Comments followed: Enforcement on Transient Accommodations - Chair Tam asked about any enforcement actions by HCDA. Murray will follow up. Komine reported that the Howard Hughes Corporation will modify their documents to comply with the HCDA's rules. He was waiting to see them.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee was not able to attend the meeting tonight and sent the following report:
• August 2018 Rail Report - The Honolulu Rail Project is making steady progress.
o All nine (9) stations on the west side are proceeding and should be completed in time for an interim opening by December 2020.
o The Airport Guideway and its four (4) stations are underway.
o The final 4.2 miles of the alignment, the City Center segment, will include eight (8) rail stations.
• Rail stations have a variety of features including elevators, stairs, bicycle racks, close-circuit security cameras, and interior and exterior safety lighting. Each station includes a toilet facility.
• Entrances to all rail stations will be through an entrance structure with features similar in appearance and include a fare gate module and HOLO card vending machines.
• Passengers will enter through fare gates that accept the HOLO cards, which are "tapped" at the card reader each time you enter.
• All stations have been designed to facilitate the movement of passengers in a safe, secure, and efficient manner and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passengers will access the trains from boarding platforms, with platforms and train floors at the same level which allows easy access for wheel chairs and strollers.
• Passenger screen gates will separate waiting passengers from arriving and departing trains, and open and close when the trains arrive or leave as an added safety feature for passengers.
• The stations have canopy roofs that protect passengers from the sun and rain. Artwork and design features will be incorporated into the stations.
• Four (4) park-and-ride facilities are planned at several stations; at the Kualaka'i (East Kapolei), Keone ae (University of Hawaii - West Oahu), Waiawa (Pearl Highlands) and Halawa (Aloha Stadium) stations, for a total of 4,100 spaces combined.
• City bus routes will be reconfigured to provide shuttle-like services to the rail stations from nearby communities and high-use facilities, like hospitals and shopping centers. In addition, each station will have drop-off areas, including areas for the Handi-Van that comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• 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 - infohonolulutransit.org.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Chair Tam read the following report:
• General Water Announcement - Lookout for wildfires! We are in the heat of summer, a time when water consumption typically rises. But summer is also brushfire and wildfire season, needing water to fight those fires. Blazes, especially in open land, can sometimes endanger our precious watersheds. BWS encourages everyone to be prepared for any effects of wildfires - even if you do not live directly near dry brush. We must do all we can to protect our precious water resources.

PRESENTATIONS

Rice Fest: Toby Tamaye announced a block party on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and there will be road closure on Auahi Street from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tamaye estimate that 5,000 people will attend the event, featuring rice, restaurant and food vendors, and entertainment.

Rocktober Fest: Stevie Koehn was not present, but he had submitted information that the event will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018. There will be road closure on Coral Street from Pohukaina Street to Auahi Street from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Chair Tam mentioned that questions can be forwarded to the organizers.

Lei of Parks Family Day: Lea Hong announced that the Lei of Parks Family Day will be on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Ala Moana Regional Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Lei of Parks event will temporarily connect Ala Moana Regional Park, Kewalo Basin Park, and Kaka ako Waterfront Park through ground chalk stencils, signs, and traffic controls. Non-profit community organizations and landowners are part of the coalition, which includes: The Trust for Public Land, Blue Planet Foundation, BIKI/Bikeshare HI, the Hawai i Bicycling League, the State Department of Health, and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. There will be free, fun, family and age-friendly activities to be held throughout the three (3) parks, which were listed on the handout, including a free beach volleyball clinic, a keiki-friendly bike ride, and an Outdoor Circle Exceptional Trees Walking Tour. The Lei of Parks is a decades-long community vision of interconnected walking and biking paths along Oahu's south shore, ultimately connecting Diamond Head to West Oahu. There will be nine (9) "passport stations," located throughout the three (3) parks. Park users will be given a "passport" to the Lei of Parks. By visiting at least three (3) passport stations, getting three (3) "passport stamps," and filling out a brief survey about the Lei of Parks, people can enter to win free prizes, including the grand prize of two (2) roundtrip airfares donated by Alaska Airlines.

Comments followed:
1. Parking - Cloutier asked about parking. Hong noted that there will be no road closures and the people can roam the area and visit any of the nine (9) stations, get at least three (3), and fill out the survey.
2. Survey - Chair Tam asked about the survey. Hong responded that the concept of enhancing public access to shorelines and parks, creating non-carbon emitting transportation alternatives, and providing opportunities for people to recreate, exercise, and reconnect with land/water and each other has been around for a long time. The survey will help determine what residents want in their community.
3. Pet Friendly - Hong did not get a permit for pet dogs or cats.
4. Funding - Finally, Lei of Parks Family Day was made possible by AARP Hawai i.

Ala Wai Bridge Alternatives Analysis - Nicola Szibbo, Transportation Planner, Department of Transportation Services (DTS), announced that part of the Complete Streets Program, the City and County of Honolulu invites everyone to consider an Alternates Analysis for a new crossing for the Ala Wai Canal. There will be two (2) Community Kick-Off Meetings on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both meetings will present the same information and will be held at the Ala Wai Elementary School cafeteria, located at 503 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96826.
The purpose of the meetings is to inform the community of the study and to seek initial feedback on the alternatives. The meetings will include a presentation followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their initial thoughts on the alternatives, including a no-build scenario, improvements to existing structures, and a new bridge alignment.

Comments followed: Funding - Ammons asked if this was a Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) project. Szibbo responded that the initial Alternates Analysis was under Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) and the construction part would be under DTS. 80% of the project will be federal funded. Construction would start in 2022, but as a planner, Szibbo did not know the construction timeline. Szibbo has visited the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 and will visit the Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9.

Hui Car Share - Peter Fukunaga mentioned that with 75 cars in the initial rollout of the program, two (2) leading companies (Toyota and Servco) are creating a local platform with the resources and commitment to Hawaii to make this a great success. This is a proven business model with strong examples of success globally. In Sydney, Australia, where 48% of members commute to work via public transport, there was a 38% reduction in fuel consumption, 34 miles of parking spaces freed, and $5,400 saved annually by car share members. This program is a round trip, stationed-based car share program in Hawai i with all the benefits of driving a car, without the cost or burden of owning one. It is available 24/7, locally-owned, and insurance, gas, 24-hour Call Center and Roadside, registration, cleaning, maintenance, service, and parking are included.

Comments followed: Business Model - Ammons asked why a previous Neighborhood Board Chair's company was not successful. P. Fukunaga noted that there are many factors to making a successful business. They have 24-hour access to vehicles, through the use of digital keys, and upgraded cars. Members are screened by the Department of Motor Vehicle information. There are stations at Ala Moana Center and in Waik k . DITRIC is the secondary insurer. One (1) car can remove nine (9) to 12 cars off the road. One (1) car share stall can serve 20 members.

Sustainable Coastlines of Hawai i - Oppie invited the group, as the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 offered a resolution on the Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan and they can offer knowledge about Coastal Management. The representative reported their resources available. Trash is a huge global issue, like the large floating plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean between Hawai i and California, which affects the Windward side. In the Asian countries they do not have the waste disposal infrastructure. They work with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the City and County (C&C) of Honolulu, but not much with Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). They are educators, not enforcers. They have beach clean ups. Their website is at - https://sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.

RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Chair Tam reported that he received an e-mail from Natalie Iwasa, announcing her candidacy for City Council.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Chair's Report - Chair Tam attended the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 to get support for the Community Action Committee's Ala Wai Promenade Project. Also, the Blue Zones Park Survey is at: http://tiny.cc/oldstadiumpark. Blue Zones is a group to promote wellness in the four (4) M (M noa, McCully, Mo ili ili, and Makiki neighborhoods and want to restore the Old Stadium Park. Chair Tam added that there was a meeting on the Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan last Thursday, August 23, 2018. The public input period ended on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Attendance at Other Meetings - Mariano attended the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 meeting and the Makiki Neighborhood Board No. 10 meeting, which will have a Candidates Forum before the General Election in November. More details to come.

Community Action Committee Report - Chair Tam reported that there was discussion about lighting the trees for Christmas.

NEW BUSINESS

McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 Candidates Forum - Chair Tam mentioned that the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 formed a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) to plan and organize a Candidates Forum, as the Neighborhood Boards have over-lapping districts. Mariano was a candidate and recused himself from any discussion and vote. Chair Tam asked if the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 would like to support the Candidates Forum. There were questions about the details of support. Chung wanted to revisit the idea of a Candidates Forum at the next meeting.

Chung moved and Cloutier seconded to defer the vote until the next meeting. The motion failed by a show- of-hands vote, 4-4-1.

Chung moved and Zehner seconded to amend the motion that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 supports the concept of the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 Candidates Forum. The motion was ADOPTED by a roll call vote, 6-2-1 (AYE: Chang, Chung, Komine, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: Ammons and Cloutier; RECUSED: Mariano).

Chung moved and Zehner seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 supports the concept of a Candidates Forum with further discussion with the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8. The motion was ADOPTED by a roll call vote, 8-0-1 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; RECUSED: Mariano).

Discussion about University of Hawaii Citizen Initiative Review Panel for the Constitutional Amendment - The University of Hawaii (UH) had sent an e-mail about selecting 20 members from the community to discuss the Constitutional Amendment on the November ballot. There will be night meetings and interested Board members may apply.

BOARD BUSINESS

Board Representative for the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) - Ammons had taken former Neighborhood Board Chair Aaron Landry's place when he left the Board and volunteered to be the Board representative again.

Approval of the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - Chair Tam wanted to amend the motion to read " that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 supports the concept of a public/private partnership to start to raise funds to develop a state-of-the-art Skate Park at the Kaka ako Waterfront Park."
As there were no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 ADOPTED the amended June 26, 2018 regular meeting minutes, 9-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Chang, Chung, Cloutier, Komine, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None). The amendment is as follows:
??? Page 4, it should read, " that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 supports the concept of a public/private partnership to start to raise funds to develop a state-of-the-art Skate Park at the Kaka ako Waterfront Park."

Approval of the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - As the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 regular meeting minutes missed the August 2018 mailout, they will be mailed out and voted on next month.

Treasurer's Report - Treasurer Susan Oppie reported that as this was a new Fiscal Year (FY), the Initial Allocation for the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 was $2,983. The Annual Facility Contract was budgeted at $0.00. The Annual Video Contract was $2,400.00, leaving a balance of $583.00. The total expenditures for July 2018 was $43.36, leaving a balance of $539.64. The Treasurer's report was filed.

PERMIT REVIEWS, HEARINGS, AND APPLICATIONS - There were none listed.

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

• Downtown Complete Streets Update: Draft concept designs for bikeways along portions of South King Street, Punchbowl Street, and Bishop Street will be presented on Wednesday, August 29 at the YWCA Laniakea (1040 Richards Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit: www.honolulu.gov/completestreets/urbancore.
• Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next meeting for Community Action Committee will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ala Moana Regional Park, 1201 Ala Moana Boulevard, McCoy Pavilion Dining Room.
• 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.

ADJOURNMENT - As there was no further business before the Board, Chair Tam adjourned the meeting at 8:51 p.m.

Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Harry Cho, Neighborhood Assistant

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