Update Re: Liquor License for Ono Polynesian Inc.

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The Wai`anae Neighborhood Board voted against granting a liquor license to Ono Polynesian Market during its December 2010 meeting due to concerns regarding the promotion of using alcohol and cigarettes in our community.  Board and community members stated that our Coastline already has at least 30 businesses with liquor licenses, and therefore does not need any more.

The Liquor Commission held a hearing regarding Ono Polynesian Market’s liquor license application on 1/6/11, and here is a report on the results of the hearing from Wai`anae Neighborhood Board chair Jo Jordan:

“I attended the Liquor License hearing for Ono Polynesian market on Jan 6th, and the Liquor Commissions ruling was to allow the issuance of the liquor license but with a condition on the license, they are only allowed to sell alcoholic beverages between the hours of 6am to 5pm.  Normally these licenses are allowed to sell between the hours of 6am to 12pm.  The Commission had to go into executive session after testimony to render a decision, and they received over 129 testimonies against the application and none for.”

Maile’s House to Senate Transfer Documents

To view copies of Representative Maile Shimabukuro’s House to Senate transfer documents, please click here.

  • Letter to Representative Calvin Say, Speaker of the House, 28 Dec. 2010, re transfer of her staff to her Senate office.
  • Letter to Representative Calvin Say, Speaker of the House, 28 Dec. 2010, re her resignation from her House District 45 seat effective 3 Jan. 2011.
  • Letter from Governor Neil Abercrombie, 21 Dec. 2010, to Senate President Shan Tsutsui re Maile’s appointment to fill the 21st Senate District vacancy.
  • Letter from Congresswoman-Elect Colleen Hanabusa, 10 Nov. 2010, to Governor Linda Lingle, Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie, Senate President-Elect Shan Tsutsui, and Democratic Party of Hawaii Chair Dante Carpenter re her resignation from her 21st Senate District seat.

Legislative Update

Aloha!  I am very excited about having the opportunity to represent Senate District 21 at the Capitol.  Former Senate President and current Congresswoman-elect Colleen Hanabusa has been a great mentor to me for these past 8 years, and I hope to continue her legacy of fighting for the Wai`anae Coast. 

Some of the bills I am working on include:

  • legalizing traditional forms of food preparation for commercial sale;
  • protecting lifeguards from assault;
  • allowing homeowners to designate beneficiaries on property deeds;
  • holding certain parents criminally responsible when their children commit crimes;
  • exempting disabled veterans from having to pay vehicle registration fees;
  • exempting retirement, life insurance, and health/college savings accounts from welfare asset limit requirements;
  • eliminating the statute of limitations for filing civil suits against perpetrators of sexual assault;
  • enhancing DLNR officers’ ability to forfeit property of those who fail to abide by laws which protect our natural resources;
  • obtaining funds to air condition our schools; and
  • creating the E Ala voyaging canoe Ocean Education Center at Wai`anae Boat Harbor (see more information about this project at this link – https://21maile.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/e-ala-voyaging-canoe-closer-to-coming-home/).

“Opening Day” of the Legislature is always the 3rd Wednesday in January, and it falls on January 19 this year.  The public is invited to visit my office that day for refreshments.  I will be serving as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary and Labor Committee, and as a member of the Water, Land and Housing; Agriculture; and Health Committees.  My office is room 223, and my contact numbers are 586-7793 (phone) and 586-7797 (fax).  You can email at maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com.

Wai`anae Intermediate Students Need Funds for Trip to Our Nation’s Capitol

This spring, 25 students from Wai`anae Intermediate School have the unique opportunity to participate in one of the Close Up Foundation’s weeklong, “hands-on,” government studies programs.  They will travel to Washington, DC, utilize the city as a living classroom, meet with members of Congress, leading political experts, as well as conference with their peers from around the country on current issues… providing they can raise the funds for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“During their week in Washington, the students attend seminars on Capitol Hill and will meet with our very own government officials, political experts, and even lobbyists, to better understand the branches of government, and the ways in which they can become more involved community citizens,” explains Mr. Elten Lau, the counselor coordinating this program at the school. Continue reading

Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Meetings

Parks & Recreation Committee (PRC)
Date:   Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Time:   5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Place:  Nanakuli Beach Park (NBP) Arts & Crafts Room
Agenda: click here

Education Committee (EC)
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Nanakuli Beach Park (NBP) Arts & Crafts Room
Agenda: click here

Neighborhood Board Meeting Schedule
Current chair, Patty Teruya
3rd Tuesday of the month* [Jan. 18, 2011]
Nanaikapono Elementary School
89-153 Mano Avenue
7:00 pm
Click here to visit the website.
*Meeting days, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check agendas for confirmation!

Governor Fills Senate Seats

FROM THE STAR ADVERTISER:

View press release from Governor’s office HERE.

Governor fills Senate seats

Abercrombie chooses a former legislative colleague and a current House member

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2010

Gov. Neil Abercrombie turned to present and past legislative experience in filling two Senate vacancies yesterday.

The governor named state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro and former state Sen. Malama Solomon — an ally of Abercrombie’s from their days in the Legislature — to fill vacancies created by the resignations of Colleen Hanabusa (D, Nanakuli-Makua) and Dwight Takamine (D, Hilo-Hawi). Continue reading

No More Waianae Landfills, Say Most District 1 Candidates

FROM THE STAR-ADVERTISER

No more Waianae landfills, say most District 1 candidates

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2010

Affordable housing, landfills and the tug of war between agriculture and development were among topics faced by candidates last night at a community forum.

Twelve of the 13 people running in the special election to replace former City Councilman Todd Apo participated in the District 1 forum at Nanakuli High and Intermediate. John Roco was the only candidate not there. Continue reading