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Ala Moana/Kakaako Neighborhood Board Meeting September 2018 Minutes
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CALL TO ORDER - Chair Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Quorum was established with seven (7) 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 September 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, Lynn Mariano, Michael Zehner, Ryan Tam, K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Assistant), Jayne Cloutier, Susan Oppie, and Chris Chung.
Board Members Absent - Rodney Chang and Ron Komine, Jr.
Vacancies - There were no vacancies.
Guests - Raytan Vares (Senator Brickwood Galuteria's Office), Senator Josh Green, M.D. and Dr. Scott Miscovich, (Hawai i Homeless Healthcare Hui), James Stone (House Speaker Scott Saiki's Office), Representative Tom Brower and staff member (Representative Tom Bower's Office), Deputy Director Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Emergency Services Department); Jaren McCartney (Councilmember Ann Kobayashi's Office), Councilmember Carol Fukunaga, Captain Randall Gibo (Honolulu Fire Department), Lieutenant J. Ferrell and Sergeant W. Lum (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), Francine Murray (Hawaii Community Development Authority), Siena Schaar and Sarah Hauler (University of Hawaii at M noa NRFM Department), Jeff Carbaugh (Hawai i Convention Center), Matthew Alicosiba, Brian Bagnall, Dexter Okada (KBLA), Foxie Kamoshida, Ronald Higa (Liliha/Pu unui/ lewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board No. 14 resident), Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation), Jess Treat (Keauhou Lane), Jose R. Dominguez (AOAO Keahou Place), Charles Martin, Inga Park Olana, Shannon Garan, Sharon Moriwaki (Kaka ako United), David Jones and another videographer (Integrated Multimedia Consultants), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) P wa a Station - Captain Randall Gibo reported the following:
• September 2018 Fire Statistics - HFD responded to 24 fire calls, 204 medical calls, including 3 accidents, involving pedestrians, and 2 hazardous materials incidents.
• Safety Tips - The Honolulu Fire Department often responds to hikers who are lost or injured. Use the acronym H.I.K.E. S.A.F.E. to recall hiking safety tips:
??? Hike with a partner or a group and have a plan. Each member of the group should carry a cell phone, water, and a flashlight. The group should establish where to meet if members become separated.
• Inform someone of where you are going and when you plan to return.
• Keep a cell phone, flashlight, and a whistle with you on every hike, even short day hikes.
• Eat well, stay hydrated, and carry plenty of water. Two (2) liters of water per person, per day is recommended.
• Stay on the trail. Abide by all posted signs, and do not hike in closed or dangerous areas.
• Ask for help early; do not delay. A minor/moderate health or medical issue can be easily exacerbated by hiking up steep trails. Know your limits and pay attention to how you are feeling.
• Familiarize yourself with the area, use a map, and consult government-sponsored websites.
• Expect changes in the weather and terrain; bring appropriate footwear and clothing.
1. Statistics - Oppie asked about the statistics. Captain Gibo noted that in the urban areas there are less wildland/brush fires and more rubbish/trash fires. There was a two (2)-alarm fire about two (2) weeks ago.
2. Evacuation Plans for Condos - Mariano asked and Captain Gibo responded that HFD will help resident managers with evacuation plans that will get people out quickly and safely. The resident manager usually has a list of people with special needs in an evacuation.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD) District 1 - Lieutenant J. Ferrell introduced Sergeant W. Lum and reported the following:
• August 2018/July 2018 Statistics - There were 11/16 motor vehicle thefts, 12/13 burglaries, 127/143 thefts, 24/32 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV) or break-ins, 23/24 assaults, 2/1 sex assaults, 2/2 graffiti incidents, and 13/22 drug offenses. There were 6,605/6,513 calls for service. More statistics can be found on the HPD website at - www.honolulupd.org.
• Safety Tips - PEDESTRIAN TIPS: Recently, in the news there were more accidents.
o Be safe and be seen: Make yourself visible all drivers
Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
Cross the street in a well-lit area at night.
Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars, or other obstacles before crossing, so drivers can see you.
o Be smart and alert: Avoid dangerous behaviors
Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
Do not assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers and do not just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention.
Do not rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look both ways before you cross the road.
Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.
o Be Careful at Crossings: Look before you step
Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections.
Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON'T WALK signs.
Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Even if one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
Do not wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.
• Community Policing Team - For interested people in the Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW), call 529-3691.
1. Spike in Pedestrian Accidents - Dr. Josh Green asked why there was a spike in the number of accidents. Lieutenant Ferrell mentioned that due to population density in the area, there are more drivers and pedestrians and they may not be paying attention.
2. Enforcement of Pedestrians Wearing Headphones or Using Electronic Devices - Mariano asked about the newly-passed law. Lieutenant Ferrell mentioned that education comes first and ticketing comes later. It is too soon to tell trends. Chung mentioned that a resident received a $300 fine for touching his phone, while driving. Lieutenant Ferrell responded that he has to use a "hands free" device to minimize distractions.
Iwilei Hygiene Center: - Senator Josh Green, M.D. presented a PowerPoint presentation. As an Emergency Room doctor and the Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, Dr. Green sees first-hand the conditions of the homeless population. About three (3) percent of the people or 13,000 people use 51% of the resources or $82,000 per person, per year, up to $1.2 billion (Medicaid budget) per year. Homeless people with drug addiction or mental health problems do not get any better and are creating an economic crisis. So, Dr. Green and Dr. Scott Miscovich, created Hawai i Homeless Healthcare Hui, "H4," a "healthcare for the homeless" organization, established in late 2017, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The H4 Vision - A Private/Public partnership, supported by all healthcare and social services professionals, regional health systems and philanthropists to create a new model to address chronic homelessness.
H4 Mission - To care for the people of Hawai i, who are struggling the most among us.
An example, a homeless person with mental illness may use $4,000 in services per incident for police, ambulance, emergency personnel, medical services, and overnight room.
The Tipping Point - Homelessness and Poverty, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health
Proposal "H4" on Kuwili Street - A four-(4) story building with the following services: Humanitarian (4th floor), Housing (3rd floor), Healthcare (2nd floor), Hygiene (1st floor)
Floor Plans - There were drawings.
Current State - There is a partnership of the Institute for Human Services (IHS) Men's Shelter ??? Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the Chinatown Joint Outreach Center - Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Submitted Request for Proposals (RFP) to City for Kuwili Street
The Chinatown Joint Outreach Center provides services, which saves hundreds of thousands of dollars. H4 welcomes all volunteers - MA, RN, NP/PA, MD and non-clinical volunteers. The community is invited to participate.
They are willing to return with periodic updates. The website is at: www.h4hawaii.org. (PowerPoint presentation included at the end of the minutes.)
1. Funding - Sharon Moriwaki asked about funding. Dr. Green responded that they have been fully-funded for three (1) years in Chinatown and are ready to go. Dr. Green said the average life span for a homeless person is 51 years old. This H4 is the best proposal to implement right away.
2. Success and the Hawai i State Hospital (HSH) - Mariano asked how they measure "success" and how does this proposal fit with the HSH expansion. Success financially, means seeing two (2) people a day. 30% of Straub's Emergency Room is used by the homeless with 10% having emergency cases. As the HSH is for serious or criminal cases, H4 can treat less serious mental health cases.
3. Students - Mariano asked about outreach efforts with the various colleges. Dr. Green mentioned reaching out to the University of Hawaii (UH) medical/nursing programs about urban medicine.
4. Partnerships - Chung asked about Straub's Psychiatric Department. Dr. Green has been in talks with Straub and Queen's and both are interested in partnering. Chung was concerned about the ambulances and the transportation piece. Dr. Green mentioned alternate transportation methods, like Uber and Lyft.
5. Mainland Imports - A resident was concerned about people coming in from the mainland. Dr. Green is aware that 11% to 12% of the homeless are transplants, but the focus of the program will be on the children, the Native Hawaiians, and those with mental illness and drug addiction. Dr. Green is teaching the H4 model to other mainland cities and internationally.
6. Advice - Dr, Green advised a resident not to give money to the homeless, as it may be used for drugs. Give food and tell them about the H4 Chinatown location for medical treatment. H4 will give slippers and a bento to a drunk, which is 200 times cheaper than going to a hospital and much faster.
Constitutional Amendment for Property Tax Surcharge (Senate Bill 2922, SD1 HD1) - Chair Tam noted that the Affordable Hawaii Coalition Political Action Committee e-mailed today that they will present in October 2018.
Rocktober Fest - Chair Tam mentioned that the community block party along Coral Street from Pohukaina Street to Auahi Street will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Questions may be forwarded to him to pass along to the organizers.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Ian Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD) reported the following:
• 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. Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) has been in discussion with Department of Transportation Services (DTS), regarding the construction of the requested pedestrian island and has suggested modifications to the initial plans to incorporate newer curb and delineator systems that have been more resilient to vehicle damage versus the asphalt berms that were requested. The pedestrian island is scheduled to be completed by the end of the calendar year 2018.
• Kewalo Property - Chung had a question in regards to the parcel of land next to the Kewalo "Like-the-Look" lab or the old proposed President Barack Obama Library site. Deputy Director Santee will follow up.
Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga distributed her Neighbor to Neighbor newsletter and highlighted the following:
• Bill 51 and Bill 52, Relating to Obstructing Sidewalks - The City Council is poised to pass Bill 51 and 52 at next week's City Council meeting. The bills will be for island-wide enforcement and requires that the City Administration provide an update to the Homeless Action Plan and a list of alternative sites. This week, the Department of Community Services had solicited feedback from councilmembers on our "top three (3) preferred sites and corresponding uses within our own City Council district to include potential locations of a homeless shelter, navigation center, Housing First units or other solutions." Councilmember Fukunaga supports the Iwilei Hygiene Center and H4 urgent care facilities at Kuwili Street, a City-owned property and the former Montgomery Motors site, behind the Hygiene Center on Iwilei Road, another City-owned property) to provide a community dining/social hall for relocation of the River of Life Mission's feeding operations (Maunakea Street), and relocation of Mental Health Kokua's Safe Haven program (Pauahi Street) for chronic homeless with substance abuse/mental health challenges. The Institute for Human Services (IHS) and the Salvation Army are nearby. This site may also be suitable for relocation of a methadone clinic regulated by State Department of Public Safety that is now located next to Central Middle School and St. Andrews Priory. The deadline for our responses to Department of Community Services (DCS) is Sunday, September 30, 2018. It is hoped that these measures will help to resolve public health and safety issues related to homeless encampments. The Seattle model may work here.
Comments followed: More Talk - In the interest of time Mariano will take the conversation off-line. Councilmember Fukunaga stressed island-wide enforcement with social services and alternate sites. Councilmember Fukunaga's Office gets complaints daily. Oppie asked about the fines. Councilmember Fukunaga said it will be a misdemeanor or about a $100 fine. The H4 model combines all the needed medical services, mental health providers, temporary housing, and help to move the homeless into a more stable situation.
Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - Jaren McCartney distributed Councilmember Kobayashi's District V newsletter and was available to hear concerns.
Councilmember Trevor Ozawa - Councilmember Ozawa's Community Report was available.
State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Tom Brower made his Neighborhood Board Report available and highlighted the following:
• November Ballot Issue: Funding for Public Schools (ConAm) - This article gave the background. Voters will get to decide if there should be a surcharge on investment real property to support public education. If a majority of voters approves this ballot measure, next session the Legislature will work out how the surcharge will be implemented.
• Noise Concerns - Three (3) weeks ago, a resident reported to HPD noise at Ala Moana Beach Park. Representative Brower suggested that this Board request that HPD provide statistics on muffler citations as part of their monthly crime statistics report. This will help HPD understand what the priorities are.
• Ala Wai Crossing - Representative Brower attended the City's community meeting on Ala Pono, the pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the Ala Wai Canal, which is part of the Complete Streets program. For more information, visit - https://www.honolulu.gov/completestreets/alapono.
• Tips - There were tips, when you return to your car and it is being towed away.
• Homeless Encampments - If there are any concerns about the homeless, call Representative Brower's Office and he will call the Mayor's Office or Governor's Office.
1. Ballot Question - Ammons asked and Representative Brower responded there were two (2) ways to place an item on the ballot to change the State Constitution. First, the public can lobby the Legislature to put it on the ballot. Secondly, every 10 years the public has the opportunity to place items on the ballot. If the Board has proposals, Representative Brower will help get them through the Legislature.
2. Developing Public Schools on Private Property - Chung asked about developing schools. Representative Brower talked about "vertical schools."
House Speaker Scott Saiki - James Stone distributed a Neighborhood Report and was available to hear concerns.
State Senator Brickwood Galuteria - Raytan Vares was no longer present.
Governor David Ige's Representative - Chair Tam reported that Cindy McMillian, Director of Communications, could not be here tonight. The Capitol Connection for September 2018 was distributed and Chair Tam read McMillian's report as follows:
• Affordable Housing - The Governor Ige's Questions and Answers (page 1) and feature stories (pages 2 and 3) demonstrate the Governor's commitment to building more affordable housing.
• Hawai i State Hospital - Construction began on a new 144-bed psychiatric facility at the Hawai i State Hospital that will incorporate clinical best practices within a secured area (p. 4).
• New Wi-Fi Hotspots - New Wi-Fi hotspots are helping residents across the state stay connected (p. 4); The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has announced the first wave of free public Wi-Fi hotspots will offer one (1) hour of free service per device per day. The project is part of a DCCA requirement of Spectrum/Oceanic Time Warner Cable to provide 100 new public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the state in parks, community centers and other public open areas. For the hotspot locations, go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/broadband/dcca-designated-wifi-hotspots.
• Capitol Connection - People are encouraged to sign up for electronic delivery of the Capitol Connection newsletter, if they have not already at - http://governor.hawaii.gov/subscribe.
Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Francine Murray reported the following:
• Enforcement of the Private Streets in Kaka ako - The HCDA Board sent a Tuesday, July 10, 2018 letter to owners of private roads in Kaka ako. After 30 days, attorneys will decide the next step.
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee reported the following:
• Passenger Safety and Security - The safety and security of the passengers using the rail system is the number one (1) priority at HART. All passenger trains and station boarding platforms will be equipped with emergency call and push to talk buttons as well as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessibility designed into all elements of the project in full compliance with the ADA. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices will be located in each of the 21 rail stations. There will be roving attendants, security patrols, and about 1,500 Closed Circuit TV cameras (CCTV) throughout the system. The cameras will be used to monitor stations, trains, and all park-and-ride facilities. Emergency protocol for handling on-board incidents will depend on the situation. Generally, if a person is involved in an incident, he or she will be offloaded from the train at the station and will remain there until for further assistance arrives. The appropriate assistance will be coordinated through HART's Operations Control Center (OCC). If a train is held on location or at a station, there will be emergency operation plans and strategies implemented to ensure that service continues. Only in extreme cases will a safety problem involving a train result in that train being taken out of service and returned back to the Rail Operations Center (MSF). If that event occurs, passengers will be taken off the out-of-service train and boarded on the next scheduled in-service train. In addition, camera footage may be downloaded and stored for future use as part of an investigation to determine the root cause of the problem. The train control system is a closed-loop system with no outside connection to the internet, so hacking the system is much more unlikely. Transit operations personnel will have both audio and visual communication with passengers. Each station boarding area will contain platform screen gates to prevent falls from the platform onto the track area. At-grade operating hazards between trains, vehicles and pedestrians will be eliminated by the elevated guideway design. HART receives safety oversight from the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to ensure all state and federal safety and security requirements for revenue service operations are being implemented.
??? City Charter Amendment, Relating to the HART Board of Directors ??? There will be a Charter Amendment question on this year's General Election relating to the HART Board. Like the Mayor, the Council, and all City departments, HART's authority is governed by the City Charter. Last year (2017), the State Legislature passed Act 01 during a Special Session, signed into law by the Governor, which granted additional funding for the rail project. It also added state oversight to the management of HART by adding four (4) state- appointed members to the HART Board, increasing its membership. These new Board members are appointed by the Senate President and House Speaker. The amendment is basically a "house-keeping??? measure to bring the Charter in compliance with state law.
The Ballot question reads: Shall the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu 1973 (2017 Edition), relating to the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (the "Board") be amended:
1. To increase the number of Board members from ten to a maximum of fifteen;
2. To provide that the President of the Hawaii State Senate and the Speaker of the Hawaii State House of Representatives may each appoint up to two (2) non-voting members each, for terms to be determined by the appointing authority;
3. To provide that the City Council may appoint one (1) additional voting member;
4. To specify that six (6) members shall constitute a quorum; and
5. To specify that the affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members of the Board shall be necessary to take any action, and such action shall be made at a meeting open to the public?
The amendment, if passed, would make the charter language consistent with the changes to the HART board brought on by state law, Act 01 (2017) which increases state oversight of HART by adding state appointed board members, with adjustments made to quorum and voting requirements. The charter amendment question will appear on this year's General Election ballot.
• 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.
1. Added Members to HART Board - Ammons asked and Lee responded that as the state Legislature added addition funding for HART, it wanted additional oversight, increasing the number of members from 10 to 14 (two (2) each) for the Senate President and the House Speaker.
2. Extra Pay - Zehner asked and Lee responded that the extra positions are volunteer, costing no extra funding. There will be minimal additional costs for printing.
3. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Oppie asked about permanent staff at the stations to help with the AEDs. Lee responded that as the rail system is fully automated, there will be roving security and staffers to watch. There will be no full-time staff at the stations. Also, there will be closed-circuit monitors and call centers. There is an operational/security plan. Lee clarified that HART is building the system and afterwards, the Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will operate and maintain the system and it will be responsible for security. A resident noted at an Ala Moana/Kaka ako area meeting, there was a more detailed presentation. Lee mentioned that more information is on the website.
Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Chair Tam read the following report:
• Water Main Breaks - There were no breaks in August 2018.
??? New Rate Schedule Approved - At the most recent meeting the Board of Water Supply's (BWS) Board of Directors approved water rate increases for the next five (5) years, as well as several changes to the rate structure. The gradual rate increases will start July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023. Several public presentations were held across the island, and information was shared with all customers and neighborhood boards. The overall across-the-board increases were from five (5) percent to six (6) percent. For more information, visit - www.boardofwatersupply.com or call 748-5041.
• Water Emergency Preparedness - Natural disasters, power outages, or other unexpected events can affect the Board of Water Supply's (BWS) ability to provide water service to the community. With recent storm activity in the Pacific, as well as September, being National Preparedness Month, this serves as an important reminder to have an emergency preparedness kit for your household. A crucial component of your kit is a safe drinking water supply. Residents should store at least one (1) gallon of water per person per day for at least fourteen days. Also, in the event of an emergency, it is very important to stay tuned to media reports to receive information and take any appropriate actions announced by the BWS or other emergency response agencies. More information about water emergency preparedness, including how best to store drinking water in your home, is available online at - www.boardofwatersupply.com. To receive emergency alerts via email or text message, consider subscribing to the BWS at ??? hnl.info.
• Imagine A Day Without Water - Look for banners and events on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Details are at - www.boardofwatersupply.com/valuewateroahu.
Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) - As there were no objections, Chair Tam announced that the HDOT would be next on the agenda. It will be updating quarterly. A representative mentioned that HDOT would be paving the Ala Moana/Kaka ako district in March/April 2019. Secondly, the Pi ikoi Street on ramp to the H-1 East will be closed from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The pilot program will run from July 2018 to December 2018. It saves six (6) minutes travel time. A resident pointed out that it may save six (6) for drivers going to Hawaii Kai or Punahou Street, but it is an inconvenience to Makiki/Ala Moana residents. The representative welcomed feedback. The trial period will run to December 2018. The final decision may come by summer 2019. Chair Tam asked about surveying the surrounding surface streets and other on-ramps/off-ramps. A resident relayed the time delay in trying to visit his parents in Palolo.
1. Pedestrian Safety - Chung added the use of a traffic-calming device, called a speed cushion in New York City. The HDOT was not aware of this device, but was aware of other traffic-calming devices. Chung said find out about the cushions on "Google." The representative will return at the January 20, 2019 meeting.
2. Crossing Guards - Chung suggested coming back with suggestions for crossing guards at hotspots on Ala Moana Boulevard. He has community groups ready to volunteer with the training by HPD. Chair Tam invited the HDOT representative to return with the Pi ikoi Street on-ramp study report.
RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS
Unpainted Crosswalk - Cloutier mentioned that after repairing the road, a crosswalk was not repainted at Kaheka Street and Kona Street near the roundabout. Chair Tam thought that Kona Street was a private street and will forward the item to Department of Transportation Services (DTS).
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Attendance at Other Meetings
Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) CAC (Citizen Advisory Committee) - Ammons attended the OahuMPO CAC meeting. He re-started representing the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 and the focus was on Complete Streets. The details are online.
Community Association Institution - Cloutier attended a meeting and the topic was Alzheimer's, dementia, and hoarders. There are different organizations, who help hoarders to cope with the disease.
Citizen Initiative Review - Oppie was invited to participate on a panel to discuss the Con Am.
Kaka ako Improvement Association - Mariano attended a meeting where several law-enforcement organizations, H4, and others help each other on the homeless issue.
Conference of Chairs - Chair Tam attending the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) Conference of Chairs on Saturday, September 8, 2018, where it provided the corporate memory of the Neighborhood Board system. Other Board Chairs mentioned recognizing students at their Neighborhood Board meetings and other community recognition programs, which the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 had several months ago and can re-start again.
Community Action Committee Report - A resident congratulated the Board for its work on the Ala Wai Promenade and for Chair Tam for his report on the KHON2 news. The reporter did not know that the Ala Wai Promenade even existed. The homeless were cleared out and the irrigation system was fixed. The grass has grown back. More walkers are welcomed. $100,000 has been put into the City budget and the resident suggested putting in 20 to 30 more benches, but not for sleepers. More attention should be paid to Kapi olani Boulevard and the beauty of the monkeypod trees. Chair Tam acknowledged the Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9 and the McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 for their support.
Chair's Report - Chair Tam wanted to open the discussion to Board members. Chung brought up the idea of a Candidates Forum. McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 canceled, Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9 had their forum, and Makiki will have an abbreviated format. Mariano recused himself, as he is a candidate. Ammons thought that Neighborhood Board time should be devoted the community issues and that the public has other avenues for deciding who to vote for or they can call the politician directly. Other comments were made. Chair Tam asked for a two-thirds vote of six (6) to add this item to the agenda. However, it was pointed out that this issue would affect a large number of people and could not be added tonight. Chair Tam may put this issue on the Tuesday, October 23, 2018 agenda for a vote, but it may be too late.
Board of Water Supply (BWS) - The resident reported a major water main break that shut down Kapi olani Boulevard for several hours, because a contractor was working on a tower. Cloutier added that the BWS replaced all of the meters about six (6) weeks ago. Both wanted a report next month.
Approval of the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 and Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes - As there were no amendments and no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 7-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Cloutier, Chung, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
As there were no amendments and no objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the Tuesday, August 28, 2018 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 7-0-0 (AYE: Ammons, Cloutier, Chung, Mariano, Oppie, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Treasurer's Report - Treasurer Susan Oppie reported that $45.92 was spent for printing and postage, leaving a balance of $450.36.
PERMITS, HEARINGS, AND APPLICATIONS
• Liquor Commission Hearing: (711 Kapiolani Boulevard, 6th Floor) on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., regarding Shabuya (1450 Ala Moana Boulevard) - Restaurant Category 1 (Standard Bar).
• Special Liquor License: Impact HUB's Bollywood Dance Party (1050 Queen Street) on Saturday, October 20, 2018
• Climate Action Plan ??? OÔahu's first climate action plan public meeting will on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aliamanu Middle School Cafeteria. Sponsored by the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency.
COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES
• Mother Waldron Park (525 Cooke Street) - Mondays, 5:15 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.
??? King's College London Survey - A PhD student at King's College London in the United Kingdom has a link to an online survey on nuclear disaster preparedness communications, regarding the false missile attack alert on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next meeting for the Community Action Committee will be held on Thursday, October 11, 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 8:47 p.m.
Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant
Reviewed by: Harry Cho, Neighborhood Assistant
Reviewed by: Lynn Marino, Secretary
Reviewed by: Ryan Tam, Chair
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