Author: William Sager

Ha‘ikū stairs draft EIS

Board of Water Supply seeking public input for the Ha‘ikū stairs draft EIS  The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) will do a brief presentation regarding the draft environmental impact statement on the Ha‘ikū Stairs at the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting this Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Ben Parker Elementary School. BWS is inviting the public to comment on the Ha‘ikū Stairs draft EIS by submitting the Public Comment Form that is provided below no later than Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Read the Haiku Stairs Draft EIS here View Haiku Stairs Draft EIS Access the Public Comments form here and submit your comments by August 7, 2019 Public Comment...

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Funded CIP Projects – Windward Oahu

2019 CIP Windward Oahu Rep Kitagawa Funded Projects HAWAIʻI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES News Release – For immediate release May 31, 2019 Contact: Rep. Lisa Kitagawa 808-586-8540 repkitagawa@capitol.hawaii.gov Media Contact: Carolyn Tanaka 808-586-6133, 808-381-7752 tanaka@capitol.hawaii.gov CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR DISTRICT 48 TOTAL $30.5 MILLION Rep. Kitagawa secured funding for schools, other projects, passed measures on key issues Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) earmarked for House District 48 through 2021 include $30.5 million targeting school, library, transportation, and hospital improvements. In addition to securing CIP funds, Representative Lisa Kitagawa (Kāneʻohe, Kahaluʻu, Waiāhole) introduced and was instrumental in passing measures aimed at education, conservation, and homelessness. “These projects and policies are our tax dollars at work, and it’s my job to ensure our community sees these funds and initiatives making a positive difference in their lives,” said Rep. Kitagawa. CIP District 48 funding for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021: Schools • $525,000 for Benjamin Parker Middle School for a boundary survey, retaining wall replacements, and drainage improvements • $300,000 and $402,000 for Castle High School to replace stadium light fixtures and resurface the roadway and parking lot, respectively • $372,000 and $600,000 for Heʻeia Elementary School to upgrade fire alarms and improve campus drainage including Buildings B and C, respectively • $486,000 for Kahaluʻu Elementary School for a fire alarm upgrade • $2 million, $1.68 million, and $480,000 for Kapunahala...

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Time to Vote

Neighborhood Board Elections Neighborhood Board Elections are in full swing. Voting opened Friday 26 and ends May 17. Vote online by clicking here. You should have received voting instructions in the...

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Hawaii Memorial Park EIS

Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Expansion–Final EIS Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 HRS §343-5(a) Trigger (7) Propose any reclassification of any land classified as a conservation district District(s) Koʻolaupoko TMK(s) (1) 4-5-033: por. 001 FEiS can be seen HERE. Permit(s) State Land Use District Boundary Amendment, Grading Permit For your convenience a less format version of the FEIS follows: Approving Agency: State Land Use Commission Mr. Daniel Orodenker, (808) 587-3827, daniel.e.orodenker@hawaii.gov 235 South Beretania Street, #406 Honolulu, HI 96813 Applicant: Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan Ltd.; 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 Mr. Jay Morford, (808) 522-5233, jay.morford@Dignitymemorial.com Consultant: HHF Planners; 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590, Honolulu, HI 96813 Mr. Ronald Sato, (808) 457-3172, rsato@hhf.com Status FEIS has been submitted and is pending acceptance by the approving agency/accepting authority, which has 30 days from date of receipt to determine acceptability. Comment Period will end on May 23, 2019 Hawaiian Memorial Life Plan, Ltd. (Petitioner) owns and manages Hawaiian Memorial Park (HMP), a cemetery located in Kāne‘ohe on the Island of O‘ahu. HMP provides the community with burial plots and multiple interment options. The Petitioner proposes to expand HMP given growth in O‘ahu’s aging population and demand for ground interment and inurnment spaces. Currently, less than 6% of individual HMP plots are available. Therefore, the Petitioner is asking the State of Hawai‘i, Land Use Commission to reclassify 53.45 acres of their...

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