Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board Agendas & Minutes

Click HERE to view the Agendas, Minutes, contact information, etc. for Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board #24, or visit this link: http://www.honolulu.gov/nco/nb24/index.htm.

The full board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Wai`anae Neighborhood Community Center (85-670 Farrington Highway, Wai`anae, HI  96792).  Sub-committees also hold public meetings.  The next meeting is 2/1/11

Tropic Lands Industrial Park Final Contested Case Hearing on 2/2/11 & Petition

Click on this link for the 2/2/11 LUC agenda:
Click here or visit the following link for an update regarding Tropic Land’s light industrial park proposed in Nanakuli: http://www.thehawaiiindependent.com/story/community-comes-to-the-defense-of-lualualei-valleys-ag-land/
The final contested case hearing regarding the industrial park proposal is scheduled for 2/2/11 in the Kakuhihewa state building in Kapolei.  Public oral testimony is allowed, and written testimony should be submitted to the Land Use Commission (LUC) at:

Land Use Commission
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
State of Hawaii
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2359
Telephone: (808) 587-3822
Fax: (808) 587-3827
Office Location:
Room 406, 235 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96804-2359
E-mail:
Click Here

Check the calendar on the LUC website for the hearing notice.  Information regarding a Petition against the proposed industrial park is below.

On May 14, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Johnnie-Mae Perry wrote:

Hi Maile:

…The Concerned elders of Wai’anae, Nani O Wai’anae, KAHEA, American Friends Service Committee, Wai’anae Historical Society and others are running a petition drive [see description below]. [Could you please post on your blog so that any interested persons can sign the petition if they wish to do so?]

Petition:

Petition In Support of a Truly Sustainable Plan for the Wai’anae Coast
We support maintaining Wai’anae as a rural community and agricultural center for O’ahu. That is why we oppose the industrialization of our agricultural lands, including the industrial park proposed for the Tropic Lands parcel in Lualualei Valley.

We urge the city and County of Honolulu to adopt the Wai’anae Community Sustainability Plan Update without any industrial zones on agricultural land in Wai’anae.

A unified effort of The Concerned Elders of Wai’anae, Nani O Wai’anae, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, American Friends Service Committee, Wai’anae Historical Society, and many others committed to supporting the rural community of the Wai’anae Coast. Return completed petitions to marti@kahea.org or 808-524-8220. For more, http://www.kahea.org

Mahalo,

Johnnie-Mae L. Perry
Concerned Resident of 96792

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE PETITION TO REVIEW AND SIGN IT

Legislation 2011: Bill update; Other updates

Aloha!  Here is an update on some of the bills I am working on:

Education

. plans and design for E Ala voyaging canoe ocean education center in Wai’anae

. provide health/safety & other improvements for District 21 schools

Housing

SB 600/HB 1660 permit camping on privately-owned agricultural & rural land as alternative housing for homeless people removed from beaches & other public areas

SB 1490/HB 1130 repeal sunset date of Act 158 (’09) requiring condominium associations, planned community associations & cooperative housing associations to establish access policy for civil process servers

Environment

SB 107/HB 1577 constitutional amendment regarding environmental justice to assist residents living near landfills and other hazards

SB 1425/HB 1636 ban all landfills from accepting municipal solid waste

SB 185/HB1665 moratorium on new landfills & expanding existing private & public landfills on Leeward Coast from Kaena Point to Waimanalo Gulch

Children & Families

SB 105 allow property owner to designate beneficiaries on death without probate or will

SB 1117/HB 909 establishes guidelines for determining value of marital assets in  divorce cases to protect interests of parties

Hawaiian

SB 101/HB 1344 legalize traditional methods of pa’i ‘ai and poi preparation

SB 1116 requires election rather than appointment of members of Hawaiian Homes Commission

SB 1422 exempts DHHL lesees from real property tax

. resolution requesting support for delegates to Native Hawaiian Convention

Crime

SB 216/HB 136 make it a misdemeanor for parent or legal guardian to fail to exercise reasonable care, supervision, protection or control over a minor child

SB 217/HB 133 eliminate statute of limitations for child sex abuse civil suits

SB 106 require multiple terms of imprisonment to run concurrently unless consecutive  terms are mandated by law or court order

Transportation

SB 1119 correct existing legislation regarding disabled parking placards

SB 103/HB 1501 exempt veterans with from vehicle registration expense

. resolution to study possible routes, including Kolekole Pass, for Mauka Highway

Labor

SB 279/HB 463 clarify workers’ compensation law relating to one-time consultations for diagnostic evaluation

SB 280/HB 465 require employer to submit report when denying worker compensation claim

SB 1118/HB 466 require independent medical examination in worker compensation cases to be performed by physicians mutually agreed upon by employees & employers

Court System

SB 1488/HB 1140 authorize default ruling against party to arbitration who fails to pay arbitration fees or costs

SB 1489/HB 1138 provide that attorney’s liens shall attach to judgments, decrees, orders & settlements & awards pursuant to court order or arbitration proceeding

SB 1491/HB 1139 clarifiy circumstances under which district court may serve summons or other writ outside the state

Floods and Natural Disasters

SB 1423/HB 1605 establish flood zones for insurance purposes in areas prone to  flooding, even when causes are unnatural—as long as resident is not at fault

. obtain funds to carry out Emergency Watershed Protection Program in Lualualei Valley

Ocean & Beach Issues

SB 104/HB1550 make it a felony to assault water safety officer performing duties

SB 102/HB 1406 create new bargaining unit for emergency first responder medical personnel and water safety officers employed by the state or counties

My office will be participating in the “We Love Nanakuli” extravaganza on Saturday, 2/12/11, from noon-8pm, at Nanakuli High & Intermediate School. Visit us to learn more about what is happening at the Capitol, and to share your concerns.

You may subscribe to my email newsletter by sending an email to: waianaecoast-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  Visit my blog, 21maile.com, for regular updates.  Contact me if you have any questions or concerns, at maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or 586-7793.

Hearing for Bill Introduced by Sen. Shimabukuro at the Request of Nanakuli Resident Chasid Sapolu

The House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection (Rep. Hermina M. Morita, Chair, and Rep. Denny Coffman, Vice Chair) announces the following:

NOTICE OF HEARING
DATE: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 325, State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

One of the bills is HB1577, the companion to a bill Senator Shimabukuro introduced at the request of Nanakuli resident Chasid Sapolu, who recently graduated from law school. The bill seeks to amend the Constitution to ensure that Hawai`i residents are not subjected to environmental injustice.

Click here for the hearing agenda.  Submit testimony via email by going to: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony!

HB 1577
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XI, SECTION 9, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REAFFIRM AND STRENGTHEN THE STATE’S COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS.
Proposes an amendment to article XI, section 9, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to reaffirm and strengthen the State’s commitment to environmental justice for certain populations that are disproportionately impacted by harmful environmental actions. Click here to see the current status.

35th Buffalo’s 2011 Big Board Classic – Poster and Entry Form

Click here for the entry form. Click here for a related post. Click the image to zoom in.

Nanakuli High School Wrestling Fundraiser 3/16/11

Click the image to enlarge, or click on this link: Flyer-1

Buffalo’s 2011 Surfing Classic – Feb. 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27 – Seeks Donors


[Click here for an update.]
[From Bunky Bakutis, Buffalo’s Surfing Classic awards coordinator]
12/21/2010

Aloha Kakou,

I’d like to welcome everyone to the 35th Annual Buffalo’s Surfing Classic. We are preparing for another great year of Classic surfing, set to run over two weekends (five days) Feb. 19,20,21 and 26, 27 at Makaha Surfing Beach.

This year, we will run 15  events ranging from canoe surfing to body surfing and traditional alaia board surfing.

Again, we are expecting at least 200 surfers from all over the world to participate in what is truly the Hawaiian way to perpetuate surfing culture and family values. Continue reading