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With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 829 PENSACOLA STREET

CALL TO ORDER - Chair Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 6:32 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 January 2020 regular monthly meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 and explained that the Neighborhood Board system was established to ensure effective citizen participation in the governments' decision-making process. Chair Tam welcomed Board members to another year of productive work.

Roll Call of Board Members Present - Bryan Mick, Rodney Chang, Lynn Mariano, Michael Zehner, Ryan Tam, Kathleen Lee, Jayne Cloutier, Robert Clayton, and Ron Komine. Braunsen Kalaikai and Chris Chung were appointed at this meeting.

Board Members Absent - None.

Guests - Cindy McMillan (Governor David Ige's Representative, Office of the Governor, Communications Director); Senator Sharon Moriwaki (Senator Sharon Moriwaki's Office); James Stone (House Speaker Scott Saiki's Office); Deputy Director Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Emergency Services Department); Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and Jaren McCartney (Councilmember Kobayashi's Office), Councilmember Tommy Waters, Firefighter Raven Kaneshiro (Honolulu Fire Department), Lieutenant Pamela Liu and Sergeant Chad Murphy (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), Francine Murray (Hawaii Community Development Authority), Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation), Christine Morisato (Current Affairs), Hisako Sekiguchi (Ukulele Foundation of Hawai i), Ronald Higa (Liliha/Pu unui/ lewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board No. 14 resident), Mr. Toba, Jeff Carbaugh (Hawai i Convention Center), Shar Chun-Lum (Save Ala Moana Beach Park Hui), Kau‘i N. Burgess and Bob Oda (Kamehameha Schools); Kathrina Erwin, Shyanne Dela Vega, and Kei Asai (Hawaii Pacific University - Nursing); Two (2) videographers (Integrated Multimedia Consultants), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) P wa a Station - Firefighter Raven Kaneshiro reported the following:
• December 2019 Statistics - There was 1 structure, 1 wildland/brush, and 6 nuisance fires; 12 activated alarms (no fires); 236 medical emergencies, 10 motor vehicle crash/collisions, 1 ocean rescue, and 2 hazardous materials incidents.
• Fire Safety Tips - Fall Prevention for Seniors
o Exercising regularly will help build strength and improve balance and coordination.
o Take your time getting out of a chair, and be aware of your surroundings.
o Keep stairs and walking areas clear and well lit.
o Improve the lighting in and outside your home.
o Use nonslip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors to increase safety.
o Be aware of uneven surfaces, such as rugs and other trip hazards.
o Wear sturdy, well-fitting shoes, and replace them as soon as they show signs of excessive wear.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD), District 1 - There were no representative present at this time and no report was available.

Filling of Two (2) New Vacancies - At the November 25, 2019 meeting of the Neighborhood Commission, Commissioners authorized the addition of two (2) Neighborhood Board seats, one (1) in Subdistrict 3 and one (1) in Subdistrict 4. Currently, there are two (2) seats in Subdistrict 3 and one (1) seat in Subdistrict 4. Chair Tam mentioned the boundaries for each Subdistrict as follows:

One (1) seat for Subdistrict 3 - Official boundary description: "Beginning at the junction of King and Pensacola Streets, south along Pensacola Street to Kapiolani Boulevard, thence southeast along Kapiolani Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue, thence southeast along Kalakaua Avenue to the Ala Wai Canal, thence southwest along the Ala Wai Canal and a line extending through the channel of the yacht basin, thence along the coastline in a westerly direction to the western property line of the Ala Moana Regional Park, thence north along the western property line of the Ala Moana Regional Park to Ala Moana Boulevard, thence west along Ala Moana Boulevard to Ward Avenue, thence northeast and north along Ward Avenue to King Street, thence east along King Street to Pensacola Street."

One (1) seat for Subdistrict 4 - Official boundary description: "Beginning at the junction of Beretania Street and Ward Avenue, thence south and southwest along Ward Avenue to Ala Moana Boulevard, thence east along Ala Moana Boulevard to the western property line of the Ala Moana Regional Park, south along this property line to the coastline, thence along the coastline in a westerly direction to a line extension of Keawe Street, thence northeast along Keawe Street to Ala Moana Boulevard, northwest along Ala Moana Boulevard to South Street, thence northeast along South Street to King Street, east along King Street to Alapai Street, thence north along Alapai Street to Beretania Street, thence east along Beretania Street to Ward Avenue."

Chair Tam asked for volunteers to fill the vacancies. Public notice was properly given. Braunsen Kalaikai was a two (2)-term Board member for the Waipahu Neighborhood Board No. 22. Then, he moved to the U.S. mainland for two and one-half (2 1/2) years and recently returned to Kaka ako.

Mariano moved and Komine seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPOINT Braunsen Kalaikai to fill the vacancy in Subdistrict 3. Discussion followed. The Neighborhood Assistant verified Kalaikai's residency with his Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) bill. As there were no further nominations or objections, the motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Clayton, Cloutier, Komine, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Chris Chung was the former representative for Subdistrict 4 for two (2) years and is a member of the Community Action Committee (CAC). He noted that Subdistrict 4 has Kaka ako Park, which is one of the most troublesome area on O‘ahu and he shared the success story of the Family Assessment Center, which has over 80% placement rate for the homeless families. If elected, he would like to invite them to the Neighborhood Board meeting to share their stories. Chung also patrols the Kaka ako Park and there were no homeless people there. The issues revolving around the homeless bothering the Children's Discovery Center are no longer there, due to the efforts of the Neighborhood Board and the community. The Neighborhood Assistant verified Chung's residency.

Mariano moved and Mick seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPOINT Chris Chung to fill the vacancy in Subdistrict 4. As there were no further nominations or objections, the motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 9-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Clayton, Cloutier, Komine, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

At 6:45 p.m. Chair Tam called a short recess.

The Neighborhood Assistant administered the Oath of Office to Braunsen Kalaikai and Chris Chung. Eleven members present.

At 6:50 p.m. Chair Tam called the meeting back to order.

Chair Tam, the Board, and the public acknowledged Braunsen Kalaikai for filling the vacancy in Subdistrict 3 and Chris Chung for filling the vacancy in Subdistrict 4.

Chair Tam expressed the Board's condolences for the recent fatal shootings of two (2) police officers and appreciated the service for the community.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD), District 1 - Lieutenant Pamela Liu reported the following:
• December 2019/ November 2019 Statistics - There were 20/26 motor vehicle thefts, 12/12 burglaries, 171/153 thefts, 77/75 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), 31/37 assaults, 0/1 sex assaults, 2/3 graffiti incidents, and 9/16 drug offenses. Total calls for service were 8,133/8,032.
• Safety Tips - Pedestrians were reminded about safety. No texting in crosswalks and be alert to the surroundings.

Comments followed: 
1. Cameras - Chung asked about body cameras. Lieutenant Liu noted that they were in use for about a year and increase safety for the officers and the public. They also help limit false allegations. The cameras show what really happened.
2. Shortage of Personnel - Mariano noted a shortage of police officers through retirements and asked how the Neighborhood Board can help in recruitment and reduce the shortages. Lieutenant Liu acknowledged that recruits go through a rigorous recruitment process and she welcomed support for funding. Mick offered that Neighborhood Boards could support the Police Chief's budget requests for equipment and personnel. A pay raise would make Honolulu competitive with mainland jurisdictions. Mariano mentioned that the Board could get numbers to discuss in the Community Action Committee (CAC) and noted an increase in crimes, like purse snatching or car crimes at Ala Moana Center. Lieutenant Liu suggested to not give the criminals the opportunity to commit a crime. If one is sleeping in the car, lock the doors. Elderly females should carry belongings in the front, walk in groups, away from the street, and be aware to the surroundings. Body language should show confidence, looking around, and not be distracted.

PRESENTATIONS

12fth Annual Ukulele Picnic - Christina Morisato, Current Affairs, Mrs. Hisako Sekiguchi, and other members of the Ukulele Foundation of Hawai i will be having an event on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Victoria Ward Park from 9:00 a.m. to sunset. They have been around for over 20 years, the last 12 years on O‘ahu, and for the second year at Victoria Ward Park. They want to raise funds to build a Ukulele Museum, which will serve as an international symbol for world peace. There will be two (2) stages with entertainers and even entertainers from Japan. Chang asked if they were looking for volunteers. Mrs. Sekiguchi said they are looking for bi-lingual volunteers. Mariano asked how residents could join to play ukulele on stage. There are workshops for residents, but would-be performers may have to practice the songs as a group before going up on stage. Chair Tam asked if the Ukulele Museum would be in Kaka ako. The site has not been determined yet. More information is at - http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/en/index.html.

Kaka ako Updates - Kau‘i N. Burgess, Kamehameha Schools, wanted to contact the Neighborhood Board before asking the City Council to abandon any implied rights of ownership to 100 feet of a private street at the end of Koula Street, from Auahi Street to Ala Moana Boulevard. Bob Oda expanded on the resolution before the City Council to clarify legal and maintenance issues. Oda continued that this was a courtesy presentation to the Board. Burgess left her contact information. Komine expressed his support for Native Hawaiians to control their land. Mick was assured that there would be no plans to restrict public access to the street.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Ian Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD) reported the following:
• Urban Mobility Working Group - Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will be scheduling the next meeting within the next month to provide a briefing on urban mobility bills introduced at the Legislature and to provide an update on the City's shared micromobility vehicle law and next steps for implementation. 
• Uneven sidewalks - Department of Facility Maintenance was informed by the State that the sidewalk reconstruction to correct the uplifted sidewalk would need to comply with Hawaii Capitol Special District Design Guidelines that requires a specialized sidewalk finish. Due to Department of Road Maintenance's inability to perform such specialized work, the State Library was informed that they need to repair or hire a specialized contractor to reconstruct the uplifted sidewalk. DFM will continue to monitor the temporary sidewalk patch as needed until the permanent repair by the State Library is performed. 
• Old Concern - Bus Stop No. 429, Near Park Lane - DTS: In October 2019, one (1) route was removed from serving Bus Stop No. 429 and effective Sunday, December 1, 2019, another route will be removed. This reduces the number of routes serving Bus Stop No. 429 from five (5) to three (3) routes, and DTS will continue to monitor the situation.
DTS: Based on periodic monitoring, DTS staff observed that bus activity at Bus Stop No. 429 is not the major cause of traffic issues along Pi ikoi Street. The traffic issues impacting the Park Lane driveway are typically attributable to overall traffic congestion along Pi ikoi Street that is exacerbated by the traffic signal at the Ala Moana Center driveway access to Bloomingdale's, Foodland Farms, and Shirokiya Village. When the light is red, traffic may back up to Ala Moana Boulevard. Also adding to the congestion and traffic impacts are the large numbers of trolleys that enter the Ala Moana Center driveway to access the trolley stop located adjacent to the Shirokiya Village.
The bus shelters were removed from Bus Stop No. 429 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
• Ala Wai Canal Flood Mitigation Project - Department of Design and Construction (DDC): Mark Yonamine, P.E., Director Designate, has replaced former Director Robert Kroning at DDC. So, DDC has no other updates to report.
• Off-leash Dog Park in Kaka ako - Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR): We are currently working on a temporary dog park at Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park.
• Ala Wai Promenade and the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020 Event - Concerning the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture June 2020 event, DPR responded that the Department is not at liberty to discuss details of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020 event. Please refer your questions directly to FESTPAC for assistance.
• Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan - DDC: There are no changes for the Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan. DPP is processing the Special Management Area (SMA) Application for the master plan improvements. The public hearing was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the McCoy Pavilion.
• Bike Lane on Pensacola Street - DTS: "Thank you for your letter and resolution dated Tuesday, December 31, 2019, regarding the Pensacola Street Protected Bike Lane project….Planning for this project started approximately two (2) years ago. Early on in the planning process we looked at which side of the roadway the protected bike lane should be located. Both sides have their merits, but it was decided that the left (Diamond Head) side is the better of the two (2) options. The main reason is that there are bus stops on the right side which pose a serious conflict when buses are loading and unloading. Also, if the bike lane were installed on the right side the buses would have to stop in the adjacent lane which would further adversely affect the traffic operations.
The current design is essentially the same as the existing protected bike lanes on King Street and South Street. When the King Street protected bike lane opened in December 2014, there was much concern from the public regarding the potential conflicts at the driveways and intersections. The King Street design, like the Pensacola Street design, have several features to mitigate these potential conflicts, including green paint, signage, and other striping. Ultimately though, it is incumbent upon the driver to yield to bicyclists as that is the law. Drivers have adjusted to the existing protected bike lanes and we believe the Pensacola Street protected bike lane will be no different." 
Comments followed: Mariano again stated that residents preferred that the bike lane should go on the Ewa side. Chair Tam asked when it will be installed. Zehner asked that the bike lane not be installed at all. Chair Tam will follow up with a letter and Deputy Director Santee will follow up with DTS.
• Medical Examiner Dr. Chris Happy's Retirement - The Mayor's Office will have a response next month.
• Certificate of Election/ the City Pin/ the Revised Neighborhood Plan (NP) with the 2018 Amendments - Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO): City pins were not feasible due to budgetary constraints of the office. NCO will evaluate the acquiring of City pins in a future budget. Printing of the revised Neighborhood Plan is pending due to a possible amendment to the Salt Lake Neighborhood Board No. 18 and Airport Area Neighborhood Board No. 19 Board boundaries. NCO is currently working with the City print office to coordinate the printing of the revised Neighborhood Plan. Chair Tam said the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 was appreciative of the Certificates of Election.
• Final Comments - Deputy Director Santee added that the latest NCO quarterly newsletter can be viewed online and that there were eight (8) construction projects at the Ala Moana Regional Park (AMRP). Finally, there was a flyer for the 2020 Mayor's Memorial Day Poster Contest.

Comments followed:
1. Dog Park at Mother Waldron Park - Chang asked how long is "temporary" and asked when the installation will be completed, as a few residents are already "jumping the fence." Deputy Director Santee will follow up. 
2. Remove One (1) Parking Space - Cloutier noted that one (1) parking space on Ke eaumoku Street between Rycroft and Kanunu Streets (near Like Like Drive Inn) is blocking the flow of traffic in the afternoon rush hour. Deputy Director Santee will follow up. Chair Tam said it could be added on the next agenda.
3. Leaking Water - Chang reported that at the Bank of Hawai i on King Street, there is water leaking from private property, flowing unto City property, and creating a slipping hazard. Deputy Director Santee suggested calling the 311 app or 911 and he will also follow up.

City Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga had sent an e-mail that she would not be able to attend tonight.

City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - Councilmember Kobayashi reported the following:
• Congratulations - Councilmember Kobayashi congratulated the new Board members and looked forward to working together with them.
• Full Council Day - Councilmember Kobayashi noted that tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 would be a full-Council day.
• Hawaiian Humane Society - It will be the final reading for registering dogs with a micro-chip instead of metal dog tags around the neck. It will be easier to track lost dogs for the owners. There were concerns about euthanasia. The new administration at the Humane Society is opposed to euthanasia, which should be for diseased or dying animals and not for overcrowding.
• Bike Lane on the Diamond Head Side of Pensacola Street - Councilmember Kobayashi was concerned about the small shop owners on the Ewa side that have no parking for their stores. So, the bike lane could go on the Diamond Head side. This issue has been discussed at length and she liked Zehner's suggestion of having no bike lane.
• HPD Homeless Project - HPD is starting a Homeless project in Waipahu. A second location is proposed for the Old Stadium Park, which would use a portion of the park and provide 24/7 police security for a five (5)-mile radius. They will go to the next McCully-M ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8.

Comments followed:
1. Hawaiian Humane Society - Mick had two (2) questions about the bill, like the minimum amount of time to hold a dog before putting it up for adoption. On the mainland, it is five (5) days. Mick was uncomfortable with the five (5) days without additional safeguards. 
2. Energy Code Bill - Councilmember Kobayashi said the Chairman of the Committee will discuss it next month.
3. Bus Fare Increases - Mariano was concerned about k puna on fixed incomes. Councilmember Kobayashi was also concerned about students and low income workers. She hoped the Rate Commission would consider all sides.

City Councilmember Tommy Waters - Councilmember Waters distributed his Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1 newsletter, as he alternates between the two (2) Neighborhood Boards and reported the following:
• Koula Street - If the issue was important to the Neighborhood Board, he will follow it.
• Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan - The Administration is asking for a Special Management Area (SMA) permit and the playground and Dog Park are still included. It was his understanding that the playground people are willing to move the playground to Kaka ako. He will work with others on the Council to amend the permit.
• Parking Space - Councilmember Waters will follow up.
• Bus Fares - It is still under debate, as it is concern for seven (7) of his Neighborhood Boards. Councilmember Waters wants to take care of keiki and k puna.
• Goals for the New Year - Councilmember Waters wants to focus on crime, homeless, and mental health. He had a Town Hall meeting on Crime in Hawaii Kai and 250 people showed up.
• Support for Law Enforcement - Councilmember Waters had to cancel his hearing, as it was the day of the funeral for the two (2) fallen officers. It will be rescheduled.
• Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) - There are a lot of complaints about Monster Homes getting the permits quickly, while small property owners have to wait a year. Councilmember Waters wants the DPP to be accountable to the people.
• Trees - Councilmember Waters mentioned a pilot project by Councilmember Kobayashi to plant more trees in Kaimuki, but Mayor Kirk Caldwell is not releasing the money. Councilmember Waters urged Board members to ask the Mayor to release the funds. He wants more trees.
• Ala Wai Promenade - Councilmember Waters supports the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11's work on the area and urged the Board to ask the Mayor to release the funds.
• People Power - Councilmember Waters strong believes in People Power and urged the Neighborhood Board to start a letter-writing campaign of the Board's requests.

Comments followed:
1. Developments - Mariano noted that when developers come before the Board, they ask for height variances and promise "affordable housing" with a 20-year time limit. He was concerned that the height-limit will make Ala Moana/Kaka ako look like New York City and he preferred a 30-year time-limit. Councilmember Waters mentioned that 140% of Area Median Income (AMI) is $180,000 per year for a family of four (4) is not "affordable." If they are building for local people, it should be 60% of AMI. Mariano mention two (2) projects across the Hawai i Convention Center (HCC) and the traffic problems to come.
2. Rate Commission - Mick went to a Rate Commission meeting today and they are proposing an increase for seniors from $35.00 to $60.00 annual pass with a new low-income category for people on fixed income. More discussion will follow before the City Council.

Chair Tam thanked Councilmember Waters and his staff for meeting about the Ala Wai Promenade.

3. Ala Moana Center - Chung asked about more community benefits for their proposed development, as they get the Rail terminus at taxpayers' expense and 10 million visitors a year. Councilmember Waters noted that the Committee Chair has not set a hearing yet.

State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Brower was not present. However, a report was available.

State House Speaker Scott Saiki - James Stone was no longer present. However, a report was available.

State Senator Sharon Moriwaki - Senator Moriwaki distributed her newsletter and reported the following:
• Bills - The Legislature has started and they are sorting through the bills, some of which are noted on her newsletter.
• Seniors - As Senator Moriwaki is the Co-Chair of the K puna Caucus, she has bills about elder abuse, financial abuse, and stiffening the penalties for attacks on seniors, age 60 and older.
• Crimes - Other bills are for highway safety, like the "Red Light" bill and for noisy mufflers, the State Department of Health (DOH) proposed to raise the fine from $100 to $300.
• Cabaret Licenses - As they are licensed to 4:00 a.m., a bill proposes to limit business to 2:00 a.m. unless they are in a resort area with oversight.
• Housing - There are many bills concerning housing, "rent to own" bills, and increasing rent supplements. Senator Moriwaki encouraged testimonies.
• Trees - The trees along Kapi olani Boulevard have been "exceptionalized" from Atkinson Drive to the South Street Triangle. The City must maintain them.

Comments followed: Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW) - Chair Tam asked if the NSW around Mother Waldron Park is still on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. Senator Moriwaki confirmed.

Governor David Ige's Representative - Cindy McMillan, Director of Communications, distributed two (2) issues of the Capitol Connection (November/December 2019 and January 2020) and reported the following:
• Capitol Connection - McMillan encouraged everyone to subscribe online at - governor.hawaii.gov.
• New Housing Options - Last November 2019 the Governor made some Administrative Rules changes for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), which just bought two (2) properties from Kamehameha Schools with apartment units for 31 families to rent to get off the "wait list."
• 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Recently, there have been many calls, concerning the Novel Coronavirus, which is from China. The State Department of Health (DOH) and Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is working very closely with the Center for Disease Control at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Be sure to get your information from a reliable source.
• Flu Season - There are common ways to protect yourself from every day colds and the flu - get your flu shot, wash your hands, do not sneeze or cough on others, and stay home if sick.

U.S. Congressman Ed Case - No representative was present and no report was available.

AGENCY REPORTS

Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Francine Murray distributed the HCDA newsletter and reported the following:
• Change in Executive Director - The current Executive Director Edward Los Banos' last day is on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Authority appointed Garrett Kamemoto as the Interim Executive Director.
• Retail And Self-Storage Facility - On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., a decision-making public hearing will be held for the development permit application for a self-storage facility on Kawaiahao Street.

Comments followed: Affordable Housing - Mick hoped that the HCDA would refocus on building more affordable housing than on building high-end condos. Chair Tam noted that this will be discussed later on the agenda. Murray will take this concern back to the HCDA.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee reported the following:
• Final Leg - The final leg of the current rail alignment, the City Center segment which includes four point one (4.1) miles of guideway structure and eight (8) stations from Middle Street to Ala Moana Center is planned to be awarded as a P-3, public private partnership contract by summer 2020. The $1.4 billion contract would also include the 1,600-stall Pearl Highlands parking structure and transit center at Waiawa Station and the operations and maintenance contract for the rail system for a period of up to 30 years.
• Utility Relocation Work - Meanwhile, the utility relocation work in the City Center will proceed with Dillingham Boulevard as the immediate focus with both day and night time work to come. This accelerated schedule for the utility relocation and building the guideway and stations could shave off 18 months of time for construction work through Kalihi. 
• Outreach - HART plans for an extensive outreach program to the area to keep both residents and businesses fully informed of the work schedules and other important information on construction activities as construction moves through Kalihi.
• Initial Opening Of Passenger Service - Finally, HART and the City are working together to prepare for an initial opening of passenger service of the Honolulu rail system prior to launching full service. The City's Department of Transportation Services will be in charge of operating and maintaining the rail system along with the bus and the Handivan.
• Train Testing - Train testing is underway in preparation for Introductory Service, which will be between the Kualaka i Station (East Kapolei) and the Halawa Station (Aloha Stadium) is targeted to start by the end of this year. This would include nine (9) stations from Kapolei near the Kroc Center, through Waipahu, Pearl City and Aiea, and include stops serving University of Hawaii (UH) West Oahu, Leeward Community College (LCC), Pearlridge Mall and the Aloha Stadium. An expanded opening of rail service between the Kualaka'i Station (East Kapolei) to the Middle Street Station is targeted to begin by the end of 2023. This second opening would include stops serving Pearl Harbor and the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Full Revenue Service of the 20-mile, 21 station rail system to the Ala Moana Center station is scheduled to commence by the end of 2025.
• Community Train Day - HART will be holding a Community Train Day at the Halaulani station at Leeward Community College (LCC) on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and parking for the event is available at the LCC. The public can view the train and get a first glimpse at the train station.
• Annual HART Poster Contest - The annual HART Poster Contest is underway, and it is open to all O‘ahu high school students in ninth (9th) to 12th grades attending public, charter, private or home school. Posters are due on Friday, March 13, 2020. Entries may be mailed or dropped off at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) at 1099 Alakea Street 17th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Entries may also be dropped off at any Hawaii Public Library on O‘ahu between Monday, February 24, 2020 and Friday, March 13, 2020.
• Rail Construction Work - Rail construction work in your area includes infrastructure relocation on Kona Street between Pi ikoi Street and Ala Moana Center. The weeknight work starts next month from 9:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and would include single-lane closures and sidewalk closures for the utility work.
For more information, please visit the HART website at - www.honolulutransit.org, you can call the project hotline at 566-2299 or email a question to - info@honolulutransit.org.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Chair Tam highlighted the following:
• Main Break Report: There were no main breaks occurred in December 2019.
• Meter Reading Equipment Replacement Project: The Board of Water Supply (BWS) has contracted Royal Contracting Company to replace meter transponder units in water meter boxes across O‘ahu. The BWS has been gradually replacing them and, when finished, this project will increase the efficiency of the automated meter reading process. The project tasks include:
o Notifying area customers one (1) to two (2) weeks prior to the work.
o For meter boxes on private property, arranging with the customer in advance to access the box.
o At the meter box, exchanging the old device for a new one, about 15-20 minutes per meter.
o Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control work to ensure transponders are operating correctly.
o Work will be done seven (7) days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., except on state highways where work is allowed only from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information about this project will be posted on the BWS's website and social media. No customer shall be asked for any type of payment by any BWS employee or contractor for this project. If customers spot suspicious activity or have questions about the project, they can contact the BWS via: Phone: 808-748-6500, 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., daily, or leave a message with your name and phone number so that we may return your call. Email at: ContactUs@hbws.org, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
Provided tonight is a handout containing information about the Meter Reading Equipment Replacement Project.

RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Tropical Fire Ants and Sharp Khaki Weed Thorns at Ala Moana Regional Park - Chair Tam received an e-mail about this and will sent it on to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).

Special Management Area (SMA) Permit at Ala Moana Beach Park - Shar Chun-Lum was concerned that the playground was still in the permit. Six (6) City Council votes are needed to amend the Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan. As to the Dog Park, she favors the Mother Waldron Park. Chun-Lum was also concerned about senior bus fare increases, taking away parking spaces for car sharing, and City fiscal responsibility. Chun-Lum encouraged the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 to continue making resolutions and watching legislation. There was more discussion about the SMA, the playground, Board resolutions, and the Dog Park. Chair Tam noted it will be discussed more later on the agenda.

Working with Neighboring Boards - Mariano brought up that he favors working with other Boards on common issues, like sidewalk safety.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Attendance At Other Meetings - Mariano attended the Waik k Neighborhood Board No. 9 meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. They discussed elevator outages, bike thefts, purse snatching, and robberies in Waik k .

Community Action Committee Report - Mick reported that back in December 2019 Chair Tam met with Councilmember Waters on the Ala Wai Promenade. He also attended a meeting with the City Administration about the Ala Wai dredging and another tree-lighting project. Mick mentioned other projects for April 2020 and in the summer and suggested to ask Councilmember Waters to fund the Ala Wai Promenade, as the previous money may have lapsed.

Chair's Report

Ka Po e o Kaka ako Update - They are still helping the houseless community, some of whom have moved to Sand Island. They clean up the park, especially around the Children's Discovery Center (CDC), every other Saturday. They are still working for a place in Kalihi.

NEW BUSINESS

Consider Resolution, Regarding Public-Private Partnership To Develop An Inclusive Playground At Kaka ako Makai Gateway Park - 
"BE IT RESOLVED that the Ala Moana-Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 urges the City Administration and the City Council to assist and support P ani K kou with its efforts to construct a privately-funded inclusive playground at Kaka ako Waterfront Park which shall be gifted to the City upon completion; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Mayor's Office, the City Council, and other appropriate elected officials and agencies."
Mick moved and Mariano seconded the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 supports the Resolution to Develop an Inclusive Playground, as amended to the Kaka ako Waterfront Park. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 11-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Chung, Clayton, Cloutier, Kalaikai, Komine, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Consider Resolution, Regarding Off-Leash Dog Park - Chair Tam mentioned that a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) was formed in October 2019 and in November 2019, the PIG recommended the Kaka ako Waterfront Park as its first choice for an off-leash dog park and the Pawa a In-ha Park as its second choice (outside of district). Chun-Lum noted that the requirements for a Dog Park that Brian Bagnall previously listed are not found in the SMA.
"BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ala Moana-Kaka`ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 hereby adopts the recommendations of its Permitted Interaction Group (PIG); and
BE IT RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution and the PIG report are transmitted to the Mayor, the Honolulu City Council, and appropriate agencies."

Chang moved and Mariano seconded the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 adopts the recommendations of its Permitted Interaction Group (PIG). The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 11-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Chung, Clayton, Cloutier, Kalaikai, Komine, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Discuss And Consider Resolution(s), Regarding General Board Position On Legislative Issues - Mick noted that the Legislature is now in session. As the timeline moves faster than the monthly Neighborhood Board meetings, this resolution would give Chair Tam and Board members guidance when testifying about issues, including increase in affordable housing, reduction of houselessness, resolution of Kaka ako street ownership disputes, reduction of neighborhood crime, support community dialogue on Ala Wai Flood Control improvements, and support of rail transit. There were concerns about using the Community Action Committee (CAC), discussion on only the Chair can speak to the official Board position, and Board members representing their own personal opinion. Chang moved to table this item and Zehner seconded. Chair Tam decided to refer this item to the CAC.

Consider Resolution, Regarding Interim Planned Development - Regarding Transit Permit Application No. 2019/SDD-79, comments are due by Friday, January 31, 2020. As no one was interested in commenting, Chair Tam declared that the Board will take no action on this item.

Discuss And Consider Resolution, Regarding Upcoming Decennial Census - Chair Tam was contacted by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to ask the City and County of Honolulu (C&C) and the State to support the Census count, so that Native Hawaiians are represented.
Clayton moved and Cloutier seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 support the Census count resolution. Discussion followed. The motion was ADOPTED, 9-2-0 (AYE: Chang, Chung, Clayton, Cloutier, Kalaikai, Komine, Lee, Mick, and Tam; NAY: Mariano and Zehner; ABSTAIN: None). Chair Tam will forward the vote to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

BOARD BUSINESS

Approval of the Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes - Chair Tam noted that the minutes were not available and they will be done as soon as possible.

Treasurer's Report - Treasurer Bryan Mick reported that $29.12 was expended for printing and postage, leaving a balance of $343.04. Mariano asked if the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) could find out the cost to rent the upstairs meeting room and to ask for additional funds to cover the costs.

PERMIT REVIEWS, HEARINGS and APPLICATIONS

• KCR Development - The Department of Planning and Permitting is reviewing IPD-T Permit Application No. 2019/SDD-79 for a 400-foot-high mixed-use tower with 528 condo-hotel units, 303 hotel units, 84 affordable multi-family rental units at 1659, 1661, 1663, 1665, 1667, 1673, 1677, 1679, and 1681 Kapi olani Boulevard and 1646 Kona Street. Application materials are available at - http://www.honoluludpp.org/Portals/0/LandUsePermitsDivision/Council/1797155KCR.pdf.
Comments are due by Friday, January 31, 2020. Contact Jordan Dildy at 768-8027 or jdildy@honolulu.gov. for more information.

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES

• Mother Waldron Park (525 Cooke Street) - Mondays, 5:00 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. 
• Kalakaua Homes (1545 Kalakaua Ave) - Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
• Atkinson Towers (419A Atkinson Drive) - Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Great Aloha Run - There will be road closures on Monday, February 17, 2020 along Ala Moana Boulevard (Ewa of South Street) and other roads in Downtown beginning at 4:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m.
• Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Street.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next Community Action Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the entrance to the McCoy Pavilion at the Ala Moana Regional 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. The broadcast airing on Thursday, March 19, 2020 has been moved from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on that day only. The full schedule is at https://olelo.org/tv-schedule/) or full archive at https://www.honolulu.gov/cms-nco-menu/site-nco-sitearticles/1657-board-meeting-video-archive.html.
• 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 8:58 p.m. Board picture-taking followed.

Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant 
Reviewed by: Harry Cho, Community Relations Specialist
Reviewed by: Kathleen Lee, Secretary 
Reviewed by: Ryan Tam, Chair

ALA MOANA-KAKA‘AKO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD NO. 11

 

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DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 829 PENSACOLA STREET

CALL TO ORDER - Chair Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 6:30 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.

Roll Call of Board Members Present - Bryan Mick, Rodney Chang, Lynn Mariano, Michael Zehner, Ryan Tam, Kathleen Lee, Jayne Cloutier, Robert Clayton.

Board Member Absent - Ron Komine.

Guests - Cindy McMillan (Governor David Ige's Representative); Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative); Kaley Vatalaro (Senator Sharon Moriwaki's Office); James Stone (House Speaker Scott Saiki's Office); Councilmember Carol Fukunaga; Matthew Weyer (Councilmember Tommy Waters' Office); Firefighter Casey Ferreira (Honolulu Fire Department); Lieutenant Brian Taniguchi (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), George Abede (State Department of Transportation); Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation); Ronald Higa, Mr. Toba, Brian Bagnall, Dave Watase, Shar Chun-Lum, Harrison Rue (Community Members); and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - Firefighter Casey Ferreira reported the following:
• October 2019 Statistics: There were 2 structure fires, 2 nuisance fires, 1 cooking fire, 7 activated alarms, 178 medical emergencies, 2 motor vehicle collisions with a pedestrian, 6 motor vehicle crash/collisions, and 1 hazardous materials incident. 
• Safety Tip: Safety tips were provided on Thanksgiving Day cooking fires.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) - Lieutenant Brian Taniguchi reported the following: 
• October 2019 Statistics: There were 13 motor vehicle thefts, 10 burglaries, 138 thefts, 42 unauthorized entry into motor vehicles (UEMV), 25 assaults, 2 sex assaults, 3 graffiti incidents, and 13 drug offenses. 
• Safety Tip: Safety tips were provided on UEMV and robbery prevention.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: 
• Shoreline Access: Mick asked if walking through a public park is permitted to gain shoreline access. 
• Enforcement: Chair Tam requested that HPD enforce parking at the Alapai, Ward, Piikoi/King Street intersections due to cars parked illegally and blocking the bike path.

GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD - Brian Bagnall was presented the award.

PRESENTATIONS

Holo Card - Chris Johnson provided an update regarding the new Holo Card. It is the new smart, account based transit card for public transportation on Oahu.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: 
o Minimum Value: Lee asked if there is a minimum value that needs to be on the card. Johnson stated that there is no minimum value, but there may be minimum increments of value when making payments for the card. 
o Scam and Frauds: A community member raised concerns with potential scams and fraud with the automatic payments. Johnson responded that there are locations where the public can add value to their cards with cash.

Pensacola Street Bikeway Project Update from Department of Transportation Services (DTS) - Chris Sayers reported that DTS has bid the contract, and construction will begin in January 2020. The Notice to Process has been scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2020. It will be a two (2)-way protected bike lane on the Diamond Head side of Pensacola Street from Wilder Avenue to Waimanu Street. Approximately 30 parking stalls will be removed.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: 
• Bike Path: Mariano suggested moving the bike lane to the Ewa side of Pensacola Street rather than the Diamond Head side. 
• Parking Spaces: Zehner raised concerns with the parking stalls being removed and no additional spaces being installed. Mariano also raised concerns with the parking stalls. Cloutier asked if parking will be allowed all day or during certain hours. Johnson responded that the hours for parking will not change except for the block between Beretania Street and Young Street where the morning parking restriction will be removed. 
• Street Lanes: Tam asked if the lanes would be pushed out one lane. Johnson confirmed that there will be one less lane. 
• Traffic: Mariano raised concerns with traffic between King Street and Kapi olani Boulevard.

Mariano moved and Zehner seconded that the Board request that DTS reconsider the bike path location from the Diamond Head side to the Ewa side between King Street and Kapiolani Boulevard. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 8-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Clayton, Cloutier, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Update from Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) - Harrison Rue reported the following: 
o Honolulu's TOD Program: 
o High-density, mixed use development near rail stations
o TOP planning/community outreach
o Rezoning of lands around each station, with added height and density available
o Infrastructure, complete streets, finance tools and incentives, catalytic projects, affordable housing strategy and investments
o Honolulu TOD's Vision: 
o Series of walkable, healthy, age-friendly neighborhoods
o Connect people with jobs, homes, goods, services, and parks
o Station areas have their own unique identity
o Scale of new development fits community context
o Revitalize older communities
o Ala Moana Neighborhood Community Vision: "A livable urban community with revitalized neighborhoods that embodies cultural and income diversity, a mix of uses and convenience, and the aloha spirit. A place where locals and visitors gather together."
o Next Steps: 
o Several plan amendments were proposed over the last three (3) years. Primarily focused around specific projects. 
o DPP is supporting City Council's review of updating the draft TOD plan, with a goal of adopting a final TOD Plan in early 2020. 
o The primary issues to address include neighborhood board comments, climate change and sea level rise, and other amendments to the TOD plan that promote TOD principles.
o DPP is preparing recommended plan amendments for community review at a potential City Council PZH Committee meeting in January 2020.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: 
o TOD: Mick asked for clarification regarding the TOD projects that seem to targeting high end condos and raised concerns with some of the amendments made to the City Council. 
o Infrastructure: Mariano raised concerns with infrastructure.

Ka Po'e'o Kakaako Update - Chair Tam provided a brief update.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Ian Santee reported the following:
• Missing Parking Meter: Department of Transportation Services (DTS) responded that missing and/or malfunctioning meters should be reported to the Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division, Parking Meter Mechanics at 832-7836.
• Uneven Sidewalks: Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) responded that the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) previously investigated the uneven sidewalk on King Street fronting the Hawaii State Library and determined that the uneven sidewalk is caused by tree roots from the Hawaii State Library property. A Notice of Violation was issued to the State Department of Accounting and General Services on December 28, 2018, that directed the State to repair the sidewalk within 60 days. Since the work has not been performed by the State, repairs to the sidewalk will be accomplished by the City but it must await the State's assessment of the tree canopy trimming requirements prior to the State's pruning of their tree roots that cause the uplifted sidewalk. An interim patch to the uplifted sidewalk to minimize the sidewalk unevenness is scheduled to be applied on November 15, 2019. Permanent repairs are scheduled to be performed in February 2020. 
• Bus Stop No 429: DTS responded that in October 2019, one route was removed from serving Bus Stop No. 429 and effective December 1, 2019, another route will be removed. This reduces the number of routes serving Bus Stop No. 429 from 5 to 3 routes, and DTS will continue to monitor the situation.
• Ala Wai Canal Flood Mitigation Project: Department of Design and Construction (DDC) responded that the city has not accepted the Final EIS for the project as the designated authorized representative for reviewing and processing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in meeting the requirements of HRS Chapter 343 and HAR Chapter 11-200. A letter dated 10/31/19 was sent to the State Governor informing the State of the City's review comments.
• Ala Wai Promenade: Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) responded that the appropriation of $100,000 dollars for the Ala Wai Promenade has not been confirmed. The request for more divided benches are still being considered, if funding becomes available. The Pacific Arts & Culture 2020 festival, also known as FESTPAC, has found an alternate site for their event. 
• Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan: DDC responded that the Final EIS for the Ala Moana Beach Park Master Plan was published on August 23, 2019. The Mayor, as the Accepting Authority, accepted the FEIS on August 23, 2019. There have been no changes in the 60 days since publication which ended on October 21, 2019. The Special Management Area (SMA) application was submitted to DPP and DPP has scheduled the SMA public hearing for December 18, 2019 at the McCoy Pavilion.
• Tractors: HPD responded that checks showed that the construction vehicles parked near the intersection of Pensacola and Rycroft Streets belonged to Heron Construction. Heron Construction did not have a street use permit, and as such, two of their vehicles were cited. They later moved their vehicles onto legal parking areas.
• Final City Center Segment: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation responded that Pat Lee will provide an update regarding a Town Hall meeting at the next Neighborhood Board meeting.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: 
• Ala Moana Beach Park: Cloutier noted that the lights at the entrance of Ala Moana Beach Park from Atkinson Drive are not working. 
• Homeless: Cloutier noted that the water fountain handle at a Korean park gets stuck which causes running water. 
• Crosswalk: Mick requested to install signs at the King Street/Punchbowl Street intersection notifying pedestrians that they can't cross. 
• Dog Park: A community member raised concerns with the lack of a dog park in the area.

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga reported the following:
• Red Hill Underground Storage Tanks: On November 19, 2019, more than 300 residents crowded into the Moanalua Middle School Cafeteria to present testimonies regarding the Navy's proposal to extend its deadline to remediate or to relocate its 20 Red Hill Underground Storage Tanks (UST) from 2038 to 2045. Councilmember Fukunaga testified in opposition to the Navy's proposal on behalf of the Honolulu City Council, which adopted Resolution 19-2 70, CD1 on November 6, 2019. During our Council deliberations, Honolulu Board of Water Supply Chief Engineer Ernie Lau and Sierra Cub of Hawaii-Oahu Director Jodi Malinoski pointed to a 2019 Navy study for the AOC, which showed that potential fuel releases of between 1,000 and 30,000 gallons per year could be as high as 27%, which poses enormous risks to Oahu's primary drinking water source. The Southern Oahu Basal aquifer serves over 400,000 residents and visitors between Moanalua and Hawaii Kai. Community testimony at the November 19th meeting also noted that the Navy authorized construction of above-ground replacements for underground fuel storage tanks at Manchester Fuel Depot in Washington State between 2016-20 18. This site is the Navy's largest continental USA facility, and is similar to actions taken in Loma Linda. Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Sierra Club of Hawaii have requested contested case hearings on the Navy's July 2019 application for a permit to operate its Red Hill storage tanks. In the meantime, Department of Health (DOH) released its draft rules for underground storage tanks in November 2019. The draft rules retreat from the state's current rules, which require secondary containment at Red Hill by 2038, and adopt the Navy's preferred tank upgrade plan of secondary containment by 2045. A public hearing has been scheduled on DOH's proposed rule changes on December 2, 2019 in Pearl City at 9:00 am; more information can be found at:https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/news-events/events/redhilI-bulk-fuel-storage-faciliity-december-2. The deadline for public comments to the United States EPA and to the DOH on the pending Navy tank upgrade plan is December 9, 2019; comments should be emailed to redhiIl@epa.gov. Written comments on the State DOH rule change are due by December 16, 2019.
• Kakaako Private Roads Dispute Increases Construction Impacts: Resolution 19-291, CD1 and Resolution 19-292 were adopted by the Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability (PITS) Committee on November 25, 2019 to resolve roadway safety issues on Waimanu, Dreier and Kawaiahao Streets. Congestion on these deteriorated roadways increased three fold with the recent start of the 803 Waimanu ("BLOCK 803") construction project at the T-intersection of Waimanu-Dreier Streets and opening onto Kawaiahao Street on the Makai end of the 803 Waimanu property. Councilmember received complaints that public safety of pedestrians, motorists, first responders, and other road users is jeopardized by the combination of long-standing unresolved property roadway ownership issues, cessation of city road maintenance, obstructed access for current businesses and residents, lack of enforcement of city traffic safety laws and other unresolved issues. For example, a Kakaako business owner expressed his dismay at the length of time the City has taken to complete the surveying and mapping work for Waimanu and Kawaiahao Streets. The City started its work over three years ago. An Imperial Plaza resident also testified, using photographic evidence to illustrate the worsening road conditions and obstructions of traffic situation with the construction of 803 Waimanu Project ("BLOCK 803"). As a follow-up comment to questions posed to DDC and DFM and DTS representatives, Council Chair Anderson (and temporary voting member) recommended that Managing Director Amemiya be asked to designate a lead agency for timely resolution of the safety issues associated with the construction project. The pair of resolutions will be considered at the Council's final 2019 meeting on December 4, 2019 at Honolulu Hale. Please contact Kimberly Ribellia at kribellia@honolulu.gov if you have questions or would like to submit testimony for these measures.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed - Bill 54: Mick asked for Councilmember's opinion regarding Bill 54.

Councilmember Tommy Waters - Matthew Weyer reported the following:
o Resolutions: Councilmember Waters introduced Resolution-19-239 urging the legislature to restrict the issuance and renewal of cabaret licenses in Waikiki, Resolution19-242 urging the City to create a food security administrator position, and Resolution 19-243 urging to legislature to repeal the statutory provisions preempting stricter county regulation on the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices. 
o Bill 53: This bill which would amend the City's traffic code to address noise caused by the operation of mopeds and motorcycles will be on the agenda on December 4, 2019 for third reading.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed - Bill 54: Mick asked for Councilmember's opinion regarding Bill 54.

State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Tom Brower reported the following: 
• Affordable Housing: Representative Brower will be chairing the Housing Committee. The City may need to look into the issue of large tents which may deprive other park users of space.
• Bicycles: HPD was encouraged to ensure bicycles are registered.

House Speaker Scott Saiki - James Stone was available for any questions.

State Senator Sharon Moriwaki - Kaley Vatalaro reported the following:
• Community Survey: The results of the survey were distributed and the full results are available online. 
• Monthly Chat: A monthly chat is being scheduled for December and the updated date and location will be available on her website. 
Governor David Ige's Representative - Cindy McMillian reported the following:
• Capitol Connections: Governor Ige's newsletter will combine updates from November and December and will be available online.
• Budget: Governor Ige will present his budget on December 16, 2019. 
• Legislative Proposals: Proposals will be introduced in January.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed - Survey: Mariano asked how many people took the survey. Vatalaro responded that approximately 100 people took the survey online. Cloutier suggested sending the survey to resident managers to help with distribution.

AGENCY REPORTS

Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) - George Abede reported that the bidding for the Nimitz/Ala Moana repaving project will take a few more months. The project is proposed to start in summer 2020. The State of Hawaii was awarded a build grant from the US Department of Transportation to build a pedestrian walkway over Ala Moana Boulevard to connect Ward Village to Kewalo Harbor and Ala Moana Park and Shopping Center to the rail station. The grant award is $20 million and the project is projected to cost $30 million.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Repaving: Tam asked if there will be night work. Abede responded that it will be mostly night work. 
2. Ala Moana Bridges: Tam asked where the location of the bridges would be. Abede responded that one will be by Kewalo Basin and the other by Ala Moana Shopping Center. Mariano raised concerns that the project may take long. A community member suggested having a public hearing for input on the design of the bridge. Abede responded that public hearings are part of the permitting process. 
3. Piikoi On-ramp: Mariano suggested contacting the HDOT to relook at the pilot program regarding the Piikoi onramp. Cloutier suggested holding a public hearing.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee reported that the rail stations on the west side are divided into "station groups" based on the construction contracts for those stations. The three stations comprising the West Oahu Station Group being built by HART's contractor NAN, Inc. is 93% complete. These are the Kualakai station near the Kroc Center, the Keoneae station at UHWO and the Honouliuli station in the D.R. Horton project. Major work remaining are the canopy installations, fare gates, and site work. Substantial completion is projected for January 2020. The three Farrington Highway Stations Group built by Hawaiian Dredging is 96% complete, with canopies, fare gates and site work to be done, and the three stations comprising the Kamehameha Highway Stations Group, also being built by NAN, Inc. are 83% completed, with canopies and site work remaining. The interim opening with limited revenue passenger service for the first ten miles of the rail route is planned for the latter part of next year starting with service from Kualakai station in Kapolei to the Kalauao station at Pearlridge, then to the Halawa station at Aloha Stadium. Repaving and resurfacing of Kamehameha Highway following rail construction is ongoing towards Salt Lake Boulevard which is 86% completed. The Airport Guideway and Stations segment which runs from Aloha Stadium to Middle Street, and includes four stations is 57% complete. Shimmick Traylor Granite (STG) is the contractor building the airport segment. HART is planning an accelerated schedule for the City Center segment which is from Middle Street to Ala Moana Center. On Dillingham Boulevard, work will be both day and night, with the goal of substantial completion in 24 months. Accelerating the work could reduce the duration of rail construction and its impacts through Kalihi by as much as 18 months. During the Holidays, there will be no HART work related lane closures for the Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 from 5:00 a.m. to December 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and during the Christmas and New Year's holidays from Saturday, December 21 at 5:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 2 at 8:30 a.m. HART will review the requests for variances regarding these restrictions and may issue permits on a case by case basis. Recap of October 24 HART Town Hall meeting, there were approximately 140 people who attended. HART covered topics including overall project status, interim opening, HOLO card, P-3, construction progress, architectural elements, Hawaiian station naming, and sustainability and DTS provided info on rail and bus route integration. Questions were raised about train noise, the HART board, construction impacts, traffic flow, future extensions, P-3 financing, rail cars and security, and Ala Moana station. Update on condo building meetings - Recent meetings were held at Keola Lai, Keahou Place, Keahou Lane, Halekauwila Palace, Hokua, and Kamakee Vista. Questions were raised about noise, both during construction and operations, e.g. the train itself, if there would be overnight work, and the route through Kakaako and Ala Moana. For more information, please visit the HART website at www.honolulutransit.org, you can call the project hotline at 566-2299 or email a question to info@honolulutransit.org.

Board of Water Supply (BWS) - A report was submitted that stated the following: 
o Water Main Breaks: There was one (1) main break on October 23, 2019 at 1366 Kona Street. 
o Meter Reading Equipment Replacement Project: Over the next year, starting in January 2020, BWS has contracted Royal Contracting Company to replace a part of its automated meter reading equipment in water meter boxes across Oahu. The BWS has been gradually replacing them over the last two years and this project will accelerate that effort and, when finished, will notably increase drive-by meter reading rates and make the process more efficient. The BWS has contracted Royal Contracting Company to install the new transponders and EKNA Services, Inc., as the construction managers. The project tasks include: Notifying area customers one to two weeks prior to the work. Most meters are in the public right-of-way. For meter boxes on private property, arrangements will be made with the customer in advance to access the box. At the meter box, exchanging the old device for a new one, about 15 to 20 minutes per meter. Perform quality assurance/quality control work to ensure transponders are operating correctly. Work will be done seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., except on state highways where work is allowed only from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Water service will not be disrupted. Please note we are not replacing the meters, only a part in the meter box. The BWS will post project information on its website at boardofwatersupply.com, as well as on social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for customers to check on work in their area. No customer shall be asked for any type of payment by any BWS employee or contractor for this project. If customers spot suspicious activity or have questions about the project, they can contact the BWS via: Phone at 748-6500, 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., daily, including weekends. If calling before 7:45 a.m., or after 10:30 p.m., please leave your name and phone number so that we may return your call. Email at ContactUs@hbws.org, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Status of Bus Stop 429 - An update was provided at the meeting.

Blocked Sidewalk on Pi ikoi Street and Rycroft Street - Chair Tam forwarded photos from the Neighborhood Watch.

Other Concerns: 
• Biki: Chang suggested requesting Biki presenters to come to a future meeting to discuss bicycling safety. Mariano noted that bicyclists need to inform their users of safety and following rules. Lee responded that she can take this concern and also noted that Biki does hold safety workshops. Chang raised concerns that bicyclists are not riding in designated bike lanes. 
• Motorized Skateboard: Cloutier raised concerns with motorized skateboards. 
• Ala Wai Canal Project: A community member provided an update regarding the project.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Attendance at Other Meetings: Mick attended the rate commission meeting and the November Parks Committee meeting. Tam attended the Salt Lake Neighborhood Board meeting.

Chair's Report:
o Ala Moana Park: Chair Tam reported that the Aliamanu/Salt Lake/Foster Village Neighborhood Board No. 18 a letter of support regarding the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11's position on the Ala Moana Regional Park improvements. The Kaimuki Neighborhood Board No.4 is also planning to do the same. 
o Board Seats: Chair Tam noted that commission has approved adding two seats on the Ala Moana/Kakaako Neighborhood Board No. 11.

NEW BUSINESS

Report from Permitted Interaction Group Regarding Off-Leash Dog Park - Chang provided an update regarding their findings.

Resolution Regarding Bill 53:
Mariano moved and Cloutier seconded to support Bill 53. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 8-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Clayton, Cloutier, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

BOARD BUSINESS

Identify Delegate for the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) - Mariano was appointed as the delegate for the OahuMPO.

Approval of the Tuesday, August 27, 2019 and the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes:
As there were no objections, the Tuesday, August 27, 2020 and the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 meeting minutes were ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 8-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Clayton, Cloutier, Lee, Mariano, Mick, Tam, and Zehner; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).

Discuss and Consider Actions, Regarding Bus Stop No. 429 on Pi ikoi Street after Ala Moana Boulevard - Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative will follow up.

Treasurer's Report - The Board retained a balance of $426.12.

PERMIT REVIEWS, HEARINGS and APPLICATIONS
• Liquor Commission Application - Hearing on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at 711 Kapiolani Boulevard regarding new licenses for Vintage Cave Honolulu (1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 2250) - Retail General (Package sales) and Restaurant General (Category No. 2 - Consumption on premises).
• Alteration of Licensed Premise - Real Gastropub (506 Keawe Street) proposal to permanently extend the perimeter of the liquor license into the adjacent Woonerf for special events.
• Emergency Operations Center - City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction is conducting early consultation for a Chapter 343 Environmental Assessment for a proposed facility that will be constructed adjacent to the Joint Traffic Management Center at South King Street and Alapai Street. Comments should be sent to G70 (111 S. King Street, Suite 170, Honolulu, HI 96813) or via email to kawikam@g70.design by Monday, December 1, 2019.

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES
• Mother Waldron Park (525 Cooke Street) - Mondays, 5:00 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. 
• Kalakaua Homes (1545 Kalakaua Ave) - Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
• Atkinson Towers (419A Atkinson Drive) - Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
• Honolulu Marathon - Road closures on Sunday, December 8, 2018 along Ala Moana Boulevard (Ewa at Atkinson Drive), Nimitz Highway (Koko Head of Smith Street), King Street (Nu uanu Avenue to Kapi olani Boulevard), and Pi ikoi Street (Kapi olani Boulevard to Ala Moana Boulevard) begin at various times beginning at 12:30 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m.
• RECESS - The Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 will recess in December 2019.
• Next Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church.
• Upcoming Committee Meetings - The next Community Action Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the entrance to the McCoy Pavilion at the Ala Moana Regional 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. or 2:00 p.m., and every second Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Schedule is at https://olelo.org/tv-schedule/) or full archive at https://www.honolulu.gov/cms-nco-menu/site-nco-sitearticles/1657-board-meeting-video-archive.html
• No Loitering - Please do not loiter on Makiki Christian Church grounds after 9:00 p.m. Mahalo.

ADJOURNMENT - Chair Tam adjourned the meeting at 9:08 p.m.

Submitted by: Harry Cho, Community Relations Specialist 
Reviewed by: Kathleen Lee, Secretary 
Reviewed by: Ryan Tam, Chair

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