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With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office


TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2024, 6:00 P.M.


Video recording of this meeting can be found at:

Meeting materials are available online at:

I. CALL TO ORDER [0:00:00]: Chair Lee called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. Quorum was established with six members present. Note: This 11-member Board requires six members to establish quorum and to take official Board action. Board members must be in-person or have video access.

Board Members Present: Kim Coco Iwamoto, Kathleen Lee, Lori Farinas, Dyson Chee, Jeanne Rice, Caroline Faringer. Lynn Mariano (arrived at 6:03 p.m.); and Rodney Chang (arrived at 6:12 p.m.).

Board Members Absent: Richard Webb and Emma Davis.

Guests: Captain Debo (Honolulu Fire Department); Lieutenant Arnold Sagucio, Ben Sullivan (Mayor Blangiardi's Representative); Pua Smith Kauhane (Councilmember Say); Robin Henski (Councilmember Dos Santos-Tam); Marissa Gonzales (HART); Ashton Stallings (Governor Green's Representatives); Watase San, Daniel Simonich, Megan Chinn, Todd Boulanger (Biki); Jacob Wiencek, Isaiah Sato (R.M. Towill); Ted Wen, Kaloa Robinson, Marissa Gonzales, Myoung Oh, Stephen Nakasine, Kent Walther, Ronald Higa (Lliliha Neighborhood Board No. 14 Member); Pat Stolfa, Chris Fong, J. Buckstead, A. Reyes, Robert Nalback, Muanice Ala Moses, Rose Rombana, Christy MacDherson and Arjuna Kim (HI Appleseed); Franklin Chung, (Residents and Guests); and Dylan Buck (Neighborhood Commission Office - NCO). There were 32 total attendees. Note: Names are not included if not legible on the guest sheet.


Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) [0:01:10]: Captain Debo reported the fire statistics and safety tips. The full report can be found at: or the HFD website:

Mariano arrived at 6:03 p.m., seven members present.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [0:04:08]

Chang arrived at 6:12 p.m., eight members present.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) [0:15:43]: Lieutenant Arnold Sagucio reported the crime statistics and HPD updates. For more information, visit:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [0:18:26]


Filling of Vacancies - One Vacancy - Subdistrict 1: There were no volunteers or nominations.

Approval of the Tuesday, February 27, 2024 meeting minutes [0:35:24]:

[0:35:34] Mariano Moved and Chee Seconded the Motion to approve the February 2024 regular meeting minutes as written. Hearing no objections, the Motion WAS ADOPTED 8-0-0 (AYE: Iwamoto, Lee, Farinas, Chee, Rice, Faringer. Mariano, Chang; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None.) [0:35:39]

Report From Action Committee Meeting [0:35:44]: Reports from Action committee meetings Chee reported information from the Action Committee meeting held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 and Tuesday, April 16, 2024; including drafting a resolution supporting neighborhood integrated safe zones.

Attendance at other meetings [0:46:48]: No report.

Social Event Idea [0:46:54]: Member Lynn Mariano presented an idea to meet with members of the public to track resident concerns.


Biki Updates: Todd Boulanger, Executive Director, Bikeshare Hawaii/Biki, presented information and statistics following 7 years of service. The full presentation can be found at: or

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [0:52:33]

The Honolulu Night Market at Our Kakaʻako [0:58:33]: Megan Chinn, Director of Marketing Communications, Olomana Loomis ISC, presented the Honolulu Night Market on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The presentation can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [1:05:53]

Update on 1500 Kapiolani Project [1:06:08]: Isaiah Sato, R. M. Towill Corporation presented the following. 1500 Kapiolani is an approved mixed-use project consisting of 109 affordable rental units for kupuna and one manager's unit; 444 condo-hotel units, six residential units, and 8,500 square feet of commercial space. Graphs, photos, and renderings were provided.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [1:15:00]

Affordable Rental Project [1:40:20]: Chris Fong, Tradewind Capital presented the following. The location for the affordable rental project is on the corner of Piikoi and Young Street. The proposal is for 247 rental units, 23 stories, including studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms. There will be 245 parking stalls with the parking structure at 7.5 stories. Rent will be at 60% average median income (AMI) and below.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [1:52:19]

Homeless/houseless Discussion [1:57:03]: Anton Krucky, Director, City & County of Honolulu Department of Community Services, presented the following. The point-in-time count was conducted on the night of Sunday, January 22, 2023, where 4,028 individuals were found to be experiencing homelessness. The full presentation can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [2:11:14]

V. SUBDISTRICT REPORTS [2:34:28]: Chang reported City crews trimmed the dead tree, and replaced parking meters -- ongoing concerns raised at previous meetings. Mariano raised concerns with the lane striping on Pensacola Street. Mariano raised concerns with flattened bike lane delineators. Chee raised concerns with no parking on Liona Street, near Cedar Street.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [1:40:00]

VI. RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS [2:38:15]: Mariano raised concerns with the "no right turn on red" island-wide.


Mayor Rick Blangiardi [2:39:25]: Deputy Director Ben Sullivan, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency reported the following.

• Newsletter:

• Right Turn Near Whole Foods at 388 Kamakee Street: The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will perform an investigation which will include research, a site inspection/assessment, and review of the area's traffic collision history, and take appropriate action as warranted by their analysis. DTS will inform the board of their findings upon completion of the investigation.

• Auto Perfection LLC: From March 8 to April 14, 2024, District 1 (Central Honolulu) officers checked 1052 Kawaiahaʻo Street to address the complaint of an auto dealership parking customers' vehicles on the street daily. During the checks, officers observed no violations, and nothing obstructed motorists' view of oncoming traffic. Officers spoke to an employee of Auto Perfection and Ceramic Pro, LLC, and mentioned the concerns. The employee said that they would be more mindful of the parking situation in the future.

• Paradise Pedals: Field investigation on 3-12-2024 revealed no observable activity related to the requestor's complaint of the business (Paradise Pedals) allegedly stopping in the street to pick up their customers at / or near the corner of Queen and Kamakee Street. The Land Use Ordinance of Honolulu does not regulate the picking up or dropping off of passengers of any vehicle, be it private or business.

Councilmember Calvin Say [2:42:41]: Councilmember Say shared his monthly newsletter.

• Newsletter: or

• Kauhea Street Stabilization Project:

• Ala Wai Watershed Project:

• US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District Civil Works Projects:

• Complete Streets Annual Report:

• Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards:

• Feral Chicken Flyer:

• FY25 Proposed Budget.

City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam [2:15:02]: Robin Henski reported the following. Newsletter:

State Representative Scott Nishimoto [2:43:18]: No representative present.

State Representative Adrian Tam [2:43:25]: No representative present.

State House Speaker Scott Saiki [2:43:31]: No representative present.

Senator Sharon Moriwaki [2:43:45]: No representative present.

Governor Josh Green [2:43:54]: Ashton Stallings, Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), reported the following. Newsletter:

• Teachers Certification: All teacher candidates from the Philippines must have completed education requirements and at least two years of prior experience.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed. [2:05:50]

U.S. Congressman Ed Case [2:45:09]: No representative was present.


Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA): No representative present.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) [2:45:16]: Marissa Gonzales provided a brief update.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) [2:47:16]: No representative was present; a report was submitted.


• 45th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Saturday, May 4, 2024, starting at 7:00 a.m. (

• Police Week March on May 13, 2024 -- presentation by HPD in February 2024 meeting

• Liquor Commission public hearing: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. ( )

o Egghead Café, 1210 Dillingham Blvd.

o Remixx Bar & Grill, 1345 South King St.

o Waikiki House by Romer, 415 Nahua St.

• NB11 social media accounts: Facebook:; Instagram:

• The Ala Moana-Kakaako Neighborhood Board's next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church and online via WebEx. The next Action Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2024.

• ʻŌlelo Broadcasts: Recordings of the meetings are broadcast on ʻŌlelo 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. Upcoming broadcast will be on at 8:30 a.m. The full schedule is at Recordings may also be viewed at

X. ADJOURNMENT [2:47:51]: As there was no further business, Chair Lee adjourned the meeting at 8:23 p.m.

Submitted by: Spencer Johnson, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Dylan Whitsell, Deputy

Finalized by: Kathleen Lee, Chair

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