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With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office
DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
MAKIKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Ryan Tam called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Quorum was established with five (5) members present. Note ??? This nine (9)-member Board requires five (5) members to establish quorum and to take official Board action. Chair Tam welcomed everyone to the Neighborhood Board meeting and thanked the Board members and the public for their input into government decisions.

Roll Call - Rodney Chang, Michelle Foyt, Ryan Tam, K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Assistant), Michael Zehner, and Chris Chung.

Board Members Absent - William Ammons, Bob Armstrong, and Larry Hurst.

Vacancies - There was one vacancy for Subdistrict 1.

Guests - Cindy McMillian (Governor David Ige's Representative, Office of the Governor); Kay Yasufuku Tam (House Speaker Scott Saiki's Office), Representative Tom Brower, Deputy Director Ian Santee (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Emergency Services Department); Councilmember Carol Fukunaga, Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Sergeant Shinichi Masaki, III (Honolulu Police Department, District 1), Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation), Garett Kamemoto (Hawaii Community Development Authority), Jerome Casica (University of Hawai i), Ronald Higa (Liliha/Puunui/Alewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board No.14 resident), Jannah Dela Cruz, Melissa Reyes; Lori McCarney and Rick Keene (Bikeshare Hawaii); Young Kim (SPOCUA Foundation), Kate Paine (Condo Management), Ron Komine (1350 Ala Moana Boulevard), M. Tait (Hawai i Convention Center); David Schonich, Wyatt Gordon (McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8), Dale Kobayashi (M noa Neighborhood Board No. 7, Chair), Susan Oppie (New Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 member), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - There was no representative present and no report available.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD), District (1) - Sergeant Masaki reported the following:
• May 2017/April 2017 Statistics: There were 24/21 motor vehicle thefts, 17/13 burglaries, 158/152 thefts, 34/37 UEMVs (Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle), 24/17 assaults, 24/2 sexual assaults, 0/3 graffiti incidents, and 21/21 drug offenses. Total calls were 6,177/5,848.
• Safety Tip of the Month - Hurricane Season began in the month of June and goes through November 2017. HPD is community members to prepare, by getting their preparedness/disaster kits ready. Purchase two (2) five (5)-gallon plastic buckets with a sealable lid. One (1) bucket will be marked "Go kit" and the other a "Stay kit" on the outside of the bucket. Inside the "Go kit", place items such as passports, birth certificates, medicines, high energy non-perishable dry food for seven (7) days, warm clothing, sanitation items, portable radio, batteries and soap. These are just a few examples. You can have more than one (1) bucket as your go and stay kit. In your "Stay kit," place your photographs, non-essential valuables, and other items, so they remain safe and dry. These items will remain at your secured residence. For more information, go to the Hawaii State Civil Defense - disaster preparedness kit website.
Lastly, listen to updated storm information and seek the nearest designated disaster relief shelter. Being aware is not enough, we must be prepared for the unexpected natural disasters.

Comments followed: Evacuation of Condominiums - Foyt asked if these recommendations were for house dwellers instead of for highrise residents. Sergeant Masaki mentioned that these tips are flexible. If evacuation is recommended, then evacuate. Chair Tam suggested getting more information from the State or City Emergency Management.

FILLING OF VACANCY IN SUBDISTRICT 1

Subdistrict 1 - Official Boundary Description: "Beginning at the junction of King Street and Kal kaua Avenue, southeast along Kal kaua Avenue to Kapi olani Boulevard, thence west along Kapi olani Boulevard to Ke eaumoku Street, thence northeast along Ke eaumoku Street to King Street, thence southeast along King Street to Kal kaua Avenue." As there were no volunteers or nominations, Chair Tam left the vacancy open to the end of the current term (June 30, 2017).

PRESENTATIONS

World Peace 10K (Kilometer) Run - Young Kim from the SPOCUA Foundation announced that the World Peace 10K (kilometer) Run will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., starting at Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapi olani Park and back to Ala Moana Beach Park. Last year there were 350 participants on the makai (ocean)-side of Kalakaua Avenue. This Run is to raise funds for the homeless.

Biki Update - Lori McCarney from Bikeshare Hawai i, presented the results of five (5) years of planning, mentioning density (number of stations), use of smaller bikes, various pricing options, seeking grants for lower income population, a call center, and the experience of 60 other cities in the U.S. There will be maps, apps, and people working to make this work.

Comments followed:
1. Pricing - Foyt was concerned about the pricing. McCarney noted that the walk-up pricing was different from the online pricing for residents. The residents' plan is online is for everyday trips to and from work for 20 days per month at $0.38 a day. A 300-minute card is for short trips around town.
2. Parking Spaces/Sidewalks - Zehner asked about parking spaces and sidewalks. McCarney also noted placement of stations, use of sidewalks, restricted areas, and parking spaces were the last choice. Zehner was concerned that people might not want to give up their parking spaces for bicycles.
3. Full Station - A Board member asked if a popular destination is full. McCarney added that the stations communicate with each other and people will be moving bikes around, depending on usage.
4. Insurance - A resident noted that riders should carry insurance. McCarney continued that public safety was a concern and there will be more education and awareness of bicyclists. A resident welcomed Biki, but was concerned about increased costs and infrastructure. McCarney added that riders 16 and over are not required to wear helmets, but under-age riders need a parent's permission and access to a credit card.
5. Kiosks - Zehner wanted clarification on the process of registration. For walk-ups, there is a short $50 hold on the credit card, but online there is no hold on the credit card.
6. Other Concerns - Foyt welcomed the Biki program and McCarney mentioned that the seats are adjustable. There is a $15 monthly pass, but no yearly pass.
7. Thefts - A resident manager asked about thefts and vandalism. McCarney noted special features of the bikes to resist thefts and vandalism. With 50,000 bikes around the world, there will be lessons learned.
8. Low Income Pricing and More - Gordon was concerned about low-income pricing and release of the pricing survey. McCarney was willing to work with groups, who could provide the funding and mentioned the name of the company that did the pricing survey, which she will release, if there are no restrictions. Research shows that bike sharing is not a self-sustaining, profitable venture, and requires subsidies, like TheBus. McCarney thought that the issue with low income ridership was location of the stations, rather than pricing. The populations McCarney wants to reach include low income groups, seniors, and women.
9. City/Operations/Non-Profit Relations - McCarney explained the various roles of the City granting permits, the Operating Company, and Bikeshare Hawaii. Any money over operating costs goes to Bikeshare Hawaii to improve the program. An Operator from the mainland will take the risk of making it work in Hawai i with the City, the Operator, and the non-profit (Bikeshare Hawaii) working together. City contracts should be open to the public.
10. Helmets - A resident asked about helmets. McCarney mentioned that Seattle required helmets and the program shut down. McCarney added that more Bikeshare riders prefer not to use helmets. There are 1,000 cities worldwide with Bikeshare and those with helmet requirements are struggling. Chair Tam noted the launch of Biki was tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

RESIDENTS' AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS

Bikeshare Concerns - A resident mentioned that there were community concerns about Bikeshare using sidewalks and parking spaces.
MidWeek Newspaper - Liliha resident Higa noted that in the MidWeek newspaper, the Neighborhood Board Elections results were printed and requested that next time in 2019 that the subdistricts be listed, too. Chair Tam added that the maps of the subdistricts are on the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) website.

Resolution on Affordability of Bikesharing - McCully-Mo ili ili Neighborhood Board No. 8 member Gordon had a draft resolution on the affordability of bikesharing and asked the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 and other Boards for support of the resolution. Chair Tam noted that Board members did not received the resolution in time to be placed on tonight's agenda and he will place it on the next agenda.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Health and Public Safety - Hurst was not present and no report was available.

Community Relations - Ammons and Armstrong were not present and no report was available.

Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) - Chang deferred to Kamemoto, who reported the following: The next HCDA board meeting will be on Wednesday July 5, 2017 and Kaka ako Reserved Housing Rule Amendments will be on the agenda. The revised rule amendments will be available on the HCDA website by later this week. Testimony will be accepted and if the board accepts the revisions, two (2) public hearings will be held. There is a 30-day notice requirement, so the first hearing would be no sooner than Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The board has been listening to the public's testimony that prompted the latest revisions. Among the changes expected are to go from a perpetual buyback of reserved units to a 30-year buyback period and changes to the buyback formula. Chair Tam added that last month there was a lively discussion, which Kamemoto missed, due to another meeting.

Legislation - Zehner deferred to Foyt, who reported the following: Governor Ige has signed 62 bills, while 168 bills are still pending an action deadline of Tuesday, July 11, 2017, although at this point all 230 bills will become law. All the condo bills and education bills are included. With a deadline of Monday, June 26, 2017, the Governor's Intent to Veto List is comprised of 15 bills (Copy of list was available). On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a decision can be made on whether there will be a Special Legislative Session to override any of the vetoes. A Special Legislative Session on the rail project will probably take place in July 2017 or August 2017.

Parks and Water - Chair Tam highlighted the following Board of Water Supply (BWS) report:
• Main Breaks - On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 there was an eight (8)-inch main break at 913 Halekauwila Street.
• Annual Water Quality Reports - BWS works hard to ensure that the water served to our customers is safe to drink. Each year, the BWS conducts thousands of tests on the water sources and distribution system to ensure that municipal water meets or exceeds all federal and state safe drinking water standards. The results of those tests are shared with customers in our annual water quality report, which will be mailed to all customers by Saturday, July 1, 2017. Digital copies of water quality reports and additional water quality information is available our website, www.boardofwatersupply.com.

Transportation - Pat Lee, representing Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), reported the following:
• Construction Update - Three fourths (3/4) of the rail project is already contracted and either under construction or wrapping up. Here is an update on construction progress: The guideway is divided into four (4) segments.
o The West Oahu-Farrington Highway Guideway (from Kapolei to Pearl Highlands) - Punch list work on the guideway is being completed. Track work is done and the third rail, which powers the trains, will be energized soon. Similarly, the Kamehameha Highway Guideway (Pearl Highlands to Aloha Stadium) is finishing up and work will be completed by the end of the year.
o All nine (9) stations from Aloha Stadium to East Kapolei are under construction and would be completed in time for the interim opening of the first ten miles to revenue passenger service in late 2020.
o West Oahu Stations Group (East Kapolei, University of Hawai i (UH) West Oahu and Ho'opili) - Construction on the three (3) stations are underway. Contract completion is anticipated to be the fall of 2018.
o Farrington Highway Stations Group (West Loch, Waipahu Transit Center and LCC) - The three (3) stations are under construction. The pedestrian bridge at West Loch station is being set. Contract completion is anticipated to be Spring of 2019.
o Kamehameha Guideway Station Group (Pearl Highlands, Pearl Ridge and Aloha Stadium) - It should be finished by Summer 2019.
o The H2R2 Ramp, which would connect to the Pearl Highlands station, is anticipated to be completed this summer.
o The Pearl Highlands Transit Center and Parking Garage - The solicitation for bids are being prepared. A contract is pending additional funding for the project.
o The Rail Operations Center/Maintenance and Storage Facility in Waipahu, work is completed and test tracks will be energized soon.
o The Core Systems, train vehicles, controls and operating system work is on-going. Dynamic testing is underway and rail cars will be tested up on the guideway this summer, starting with a guideway clearance test for the trains. Two (2) more rail cars are on their way to Honolulu from the West Coast.
o The Airport Guideway and Stations (Aloha Stadium to Middle Street with stations at Pearl Harbor, Airport, Lagoon and Middle Street) - The contractor is working on design, survey work, potholing, and geo-technical work, e.g. drilling for test shafts and production shafts. Contract completion for the guideway and stations is estimated by middle of 2021.
o The final four and half (4 1/2)-mile City Center Guideway and Stations contract includes the guideway and eight (8) stations between Middle Street and Ala Moana Center though Honolulu's urban core. Pre-engineering work is underway for temporary utility relocations and design of the final leg of the rail project. The CCGS segment is pending additional funding before the contract can go out to bid.
o Senate Bill (SB) 1183, which is pending before the State Legislature, proposes to provide additional funding to complete the full 20 mile, 21-station rail project.
• General Information - For general project information, traffic updates, meeting notices and more information, please visit the website www.honolulutransit.org, call the project hotline at 566-2299 or email a question at info@honolulutransit.org.

Homelessness Committee - Ammons was not present and no report was available.

Education Committee - Foyt attended the Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Board of Education meeting and was impressed with the professionalism of the audience, which was comprised of around 100 principals, from all over the Hawaiian Islands and the best of Hawaii Public Education. Several principals and others testified in support of Hawaii's current consolidated State plan for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and offered additional ideas. One principal asked that each principal be allowed to work out the plan for his/her own school (as prescribed in the plan), but warned that it would take time. She asked that the Department of Education (DOE) not submit subsequent plans on them, while the principals were implementing the first and most important plans. The Board unanimously passed the ESSA plan, which will be turned over to the U.S. Department of Education as an application for funds. The ESSA plan will include the Governor's Blueprint and the Strategic Plan. The Board will receive a response in about a month.
Foyt better understands the reasoning behind sponsoring two (2) official State languages - English and Hawaiian in education. The system is creating outreach for dealing with the Hawaiian multi-cultural, multi-lingual populace. There is a movement to adopt Filipino as the second largest ethnic group. This will offer more support for Filipino (primarily Tagalog) languages. Foyt's report was available.

REPORTS OF MEMBERS' ATTENDANCE AT OTHER MEETINGS

Michelle Foyt - Foyt attended the Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) Installation Ceremony last Saturday, June 24, 2017, the Downtown Walk Audit Survey with Mark Fenton on Monday, June 26, 2017, and a Thomas Square walk with Makiki/Tantalus/Lower Punchbowl Neighborhood Board No. 10 member Sam Mitchell. Chair Tam asked for details of the Walk Audit Survey, which was available. Foyt walked around the Ala Moana/Kaka ako area and saw the neighborhood and new ways the environment could be changed.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Deputy Director Santee, Honolulu Emergency Services Department (HESD) reported the following:
• Tree at 1350 Ala Moana Boulevard/Driveway on Pi'ikoi Street - A supervisor of the Division of Urban Forestry (DUF), Department of Parks and Recreation, recently inspected a monkeypod tree at the Piikoi Street side of 1350 Ala Moana Boulevard. He determined that this tree grows within the private property and therefore, maintenance is the responsibility of the private property owner. The supervisor also identified a City spotted fig tree in the median near the above-noted location that will be pruned by the end of June 2017.
• Lane Closure at Kapiolani Boulevard and Pensacola Street - Ongoing work on Pensacola Street between Kapiolani Boulevard and Waimanu Street is an emergency Department of Design and Construction (DDC) project to reinforce a deteriorated concrete box culvert beneath Pensacola Street. Progress is being hampered by up to 5 feet of sediment within the culvert that needs to be removed before the shoring can be installed.
• Comprehensive Civil Defense Plan with Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Board of Water Supply (BWS) works closely with the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to coordinate planning and responses to emergencies. The BWS has a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), an overall emergency response plan for the department, and incident action plans for specific events. Six (6) mobile emergency generators are positioned every June to designated pump stations for the duration of hurricane season.
• Resolution Requesting Annual Board Member Conference and Training - Currently, newly-elected Board members receive training on the Neighborhood Plan and the Sunshine Law training every two (2) years prior to the Installation Ceremony. The Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) is currently in the early stages of planning to produce a series of training videos that can be accessed online and available to Board members at any time. The training videos will be accessible through the NCO website.
• Ambulance Medical Practices - City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department personnel are highly-trained in administering medications. Paramedics are taught pursuant to National Education Standards dictated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and certified to these standards by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, in order to become independently licensed by the State of Hawaii as a paramedic.
• O ahu News June 2017 - The current issue is available.
• Rail Funding - The City supports the extension of the one-half percent (1/2 %) surcharge of the State General Excise Tax (GET) to adequately fund the building of all 21 stations and 20 miles of guideway to Ala Moana Center. This means for every $1, the tax is half a penny. The projected construction cost is estimated at $8.165 billion and has not changed since last year. This cost does not change in any total cost estimate.

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Councilmember Fukunaga and Councilmember Ann Kobayashi wanted to recognize retiring Board members Larry Hurst and Robert Armstrong, and Duane Komine, who had resigned earlier, with certificates. As they were not present, Councilmember Fukunaga hoped that the certificates of recognition could be distributed. Councilmember Fukunaga reported the following:
• Resolution 17-133 - A resolution was introduced to establish an off-leash Dog Park in Downtown Honolulu/Kaka ako. After passing the full Council, Councilmember Fukunaga will work with stakeholders for a suitable location.
• Walk Audit Survey - Councilmember Fukunaga's newsletter highlighted the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Walk Audit, which included a nationally-recognized walkability expert Mark Fenton and representatives from Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), Department of Transportation Services (DTS), and the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), which had one (1) recommendation to make Pensacola and Pi ikoi Streets, between Kapi olani Boulevard and King Street, two (2)-way to slow down traffic.
• Thank You - Councilmember Fukunaga thanked the Board for its support of her efforts for traffic light improvements and pedestrian safety.

Comments followed:
1. Pensacola/Pi ikoi Two (2)-way Streets - Foyt had concerns about the changes. Councilmember Fukunaga suggested more Walk Audits and discussions before decisions are made to make the area safer for all users of the streets, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.
2. Dog Park - Chair Tam thanked Councilmember Fukunaga for her efforts for creating a Dog Park and other neighborhood improvements.
3. Recognition of Retiring Board Members - Chair Tam apologized that the retiring Board members were not present and assured Councilmember Fukunaga that they will get their recognition certificates.

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - Councilmember Kobayashi reported the following:
• Introductions - Councilmember Kobayashi introduced her son, Dale Kobayashi, who met several Board members at the Installation Ceremony and wanted to attend the meeting.
• Community Meeting on Rail - Councilmember Kobayashi announced a community meeting on Rail on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Washington Middle School. Residents want to know the latest on rail and the impact on taxpayers and residents.
• Thank You - Councilmember Kobayashi thanked Councilmember Fukunaga for organizing the Walk Audit and welcomed more walks to see the different areas.
• Parks Committee - The Parks Committee had a hearing today, which highlighted an overview of the Master Plan for the Ala Moana Beach Park. Councilmember Kobayashi hoped the $20 million budgeted for maintenance will produce a park for the local people to enjoy.
• Thomas Square - The City Council overrode Mayor Kirk Caldwell's veto of the City Council's keeping Thomas Square under the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). $4 million was budgeted to improve it and Councilmember Kobayashi looks forward to the improvements.
• Sheridan Park - There are some problems at Sheridan Park with the Summer Fun program and the homeless. Councilmember Kobayashi has been sending in reports to the City Administration and calling the police to ensure that the area is safe.

Comments followed: Thomas Square - Foyt walked Thomas Square yesterday afternoon with Sam Mitchell and other Makiki Neighborhood Board No. 10 members. It seemed under-developed with no grass and no trees. So far, there has been some electrical work and irrigation work, but the restrooms are boarded up and the homeless are still there. Councilmember Kobayashi mentioned that the First Chinese Church was concerned about the lack of restrooms, so she asked for temporary portable toilets to be available. There has been no response as yet. Re-opening may be at the end of July 2017 to September 2017. Foyt asked if Mayor Caldwell would take further legal action. Councilmember Kobayashi was surprised that Mayor Caldwell would veto something that was passed unanimously to keep Thomas Square a park.

Councilmember Trevor Ozawa - No representative was present; a newsletter was provided.

State Representative Tom Brower - Representative Brower distributed his newsletter and reported that he learned a lot about Bike Share tonight. He had similar concerns. The Legislature will have a Special Session in the next two (2) months on rail funding. Representative Brower did not think any of the bills on the Governor's Veto List would be overridden.

House Speaker Scott Saiki - Kay Yasufuku Tam was no longer present. Yasufuku Tam had notified Chair Tam that this was her last meeting.

State Senator Brickwood Galuteria - No representative was present and no report was available.

Governor David Ige's Representative - The Capitol Connection June 2017 was distributed and Cindy McMillian reported the following:
• Capitol Connection - McMillian encouraged everyone to get a copy of the newsletter or to sign up online. On page 2, there are Governor Ige's priorities and the Legislature's funding of them.
• Thank You - McMillian thanked Foyt for the Legislative report.
• First Japan-Hawai i Economic Summit - It will benefit Hawai i's small business and build bridges.
• Emergency Preparedness - The State is recommending a 14-day supply of emergency food and water. Living in a high rise, McMillian urges being prepared early.

NEW BUSINESS

Consideration of a Resolution, Regarding Access to Vertically-housed Residents - Chair Tam gave the gavel to Foyt and talked about the resolution, which was offered by an absent Board member, who had questions about access to highrise residents for political dialogue, information, and candidate interaction. Foyt returned the gavel to Tam, who asked for a motion for discussion. Zehner moved and Chung seconded that the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 discuss the resolution for access to residents in highrise buildings. Zehner asked for clarification. Chair Tam gave the gavel to Foyt and read: "BE IT RESOLVED, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 ("the Board") requests the Neighborhood Commission and Honolulu City Council consider and adopt measures to allow political candidates, campaigns, and ballot issues access to vertically-housed residents for meetings, contact information posters, and/or candidate, campaign and issue literature as it would serve all residents and their knowledge;" Foyt returned the gavel to Chair Tam and mentioned that Condominium Law is written by the State and political campaigning is prohibited. Foyt added that there were over 100 bills, relating to Condominium Law. Zehner noted private property considerations. As there were no objections, Chair Tam moved to table the discussion indefinitely.

Discussion of Alternate Meeting Locations - Chair Tam noted that this idea was also floated. A suggestion to move across the street to McKinley High School cafeteria was denied by the NCO for being too expensive. The Adult Education building was also unavailable. However, the McCoy Pavilion at the Ala Moana Beach Park may be explored. Foyt suggested the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and that she will follow up. Chair Tam will list this item on the next agenda for the new Neighborhood Board to consider.

Chair Tam introduced Susan Oppie and Ron Komine, new Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 members, starting next month.

Evaluation of 2015-2017 Board Activity - Chair Tam placed this item on the agenda, if anyone had comments for the Board for improvement for the new term. The new Chair and new Board can reorganize and set new agendas.

BOARD ADMINISTRATION

Recognition of Outgoing Board Members - Chair Tam wanted to recognize retiring Board member Larry Hurst for his 20 years of service to the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 with a Certificate of Recognition from the Neighborhood Commission (NC). Hurst served as Chair from 2009 to 2015 and served in the Vietnam War as a medic. Chair Tam will deliver the Certificates from the NC and from Councilmember Fukunaga and Councilmember Kobayashi. Zehner, Foyt, and Chang noted that Hurst was an inspiration, had a lot of humor and experience, and hoped that he will be back on the Board. Chair Tam also thanked Robert Armstrong for his contributions, since last November 2016.

Approval of the March 28, 2017 and May 23, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes - As there were no corrections or objections, the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 APPROVED the March 28, 2017 and May 23, 2017 regular meeting minutes by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 5-0-0 (AYE: Chang, Chung, Foyt, Tam, and Zehner; NAY - None; ABSTAIN - None).

Treasurer's Report - Foyt reported that the Board spent $45.87 in May 2017, leaving a balance of $65.60. The Treasurer's Report was filed.

PERMIT REVIEWS / HEARINGS

State of Hawaii Department of Transportation: Ala Moana Boulevard Drainage Repair Project (Queen Street to Pi ikoi Street) - Public Information Meeting and Noise Variance Consultation, Thursday, July 13, 2017, Washington Middle School, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Department of Planning and Permitting: Adoption of Rules Related to Water Quality, Friday, July 14, 2017, Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 South King Street, 9:00 a.m.

Liquor Commission Hearing - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 711 Kapiolani Boulevard, 6th Floor, 4:00 p.m.
• 1283 South King Street - Cafe Azitt (Category 3, 4)
• 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard - Gen Korean BBQ House (Category 2)
• 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard - Mama Pho (Category 1)

Liquor Commission Hearing - Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 711 Kapiolani Blvd, 6th Floor, 4:00 p.m.
• 1170 Auahi Street ??? Brick Oven Pizza (Category 1)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Next Meeting - The next Initial Convening meeting of the Ala Moana/Kaka ako Neighborhood Board No. 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Makiki Christian Church.
• 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.

Parting Words - Chair Tam congratulated all Board members on their election, welcomed new Board members Susan Oppie and Ron Komine, and thanked the voters in the recent Neighborhood Board elections.

ADJOURNMENT - As there was no further business before the Board, Chair Tam adjourned the meeting at 9:38 p.m.

Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant
Reviewed by: James Skizewski, Public Relations Specialist
Final Review by: Ryan Tam, Chair

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