Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine’s 5/14/13 Update

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Click image to view the full May 14, 2013 update.

Rep. Jo Jordan’s March-April 2013 Newsletter

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Aloha,

The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned on May 2nd. My legislative wrap up will be provided next month, but in the meantime, I have included the March–April 2013 newsletter here.

You can also view recent episodes of my Olelo show, Jordan’s Journal, featuring representatives of Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu, Directors of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Department of Human Services, and the Hawaii State Coordinator on Homelessness. These shows and all previous shows can be viewed here.

You will receive the most updated information on my Representative Jo Jordan Facebook page, so become a fan today here.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 586-8460 or repjordan@capitol.hawaii.gov. I greatly appreciate your input!

Mahalo,
Jo Jordan, Representative
44th District
Waianae, Makaha, Makua, portion of Maili

Contact Us
phone: (808) 586-8460
fax: (808) 586-8464
Website

Notice of Abandoned Tire Task Force Meeting – Thursday 5/30/2013

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Dear Abandoned Tire Task Force Participants,

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 5/30/2013 from 9:30am-11:30am Hawaii time at the AAFES Building, 919 Ala Moana Blvd, 5th Floor Conference Room (across from Ward Warehouse).

The agenda, handouts and parking info will be distributed in a timely manner before the meeting. I will keep you posted.

Thank you!

John Valera
Environmental Planner
DOH – Office of Solid Waste Management, 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 212, Honolulu, HI  96814
 john.valera@doh.hawaii.gov

Leihoku Elementary May Day 2013

Leihoku Elementary School’s May Day Court 5/10/13

Leihoku Elementary School May Day Court 5/10/13

Click here to see an album that includes photos from Leihoku Elementary School’s May Day Program. Click images to enlarge.

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HCAP Weekly e-Newsletter

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HCAP Weekly 05 06 13

PACT Recruitment Posting

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To: ALL INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS

From: Human Resources Department

Subject: Recruitment Posting  

 Early Head Start – Head Start Programs

PARENT CHILD EDUCATOR II

(Oahu)

Recruitment #1473. FT. The Parent Child Educator II is responsible for the implementation of an individualized and comprehensive early childhood education program for prenatal women, children ages birth to three (3) years of age and their families.

Education / Training Requirements:

  • · Must be at least 18 years old.
  • · Must have thirty (30) hours of infant/toddler training AND twelve (12) months full-time experience working with children under thirty-six (36) months of age in a licensed early Childhood education program or center.
  • · Must have at least twelve (12) college credits in Early Childhood Education PLUS at least one of the following:

a. A Child Development Associates Credential; OR

b. An Associates degree in Early Childhood Education OR related field that includes coursework equivalent to a major in ECE; OR

c. A Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education OR related field that includes coursework equivalent to a major in ECE.

Excellent Benefits. Closing Date: 5/16/2013

 

PARENT CHILD EDUCATOR AIDE

(Oahu)

Recruitment #1483. On-Call positions available. The Parent Child Educator Aide’s primary responsibilities are to assist with the delivery of an individualized and comprehensive early childhood education program for prenatal women, children ages birth to three (3) years of age, and their families.

Education / Training Requirements:

  • Age sixteen (16) years old or older, required.

Closing Date: 5/16/2013

 

Economic Development Center

SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST

(Oahu)

Recruitment #1496. FT. The primary function of the Senior Program Specialist is to provide business and/or employment training curriculum development to EDC clients and to support clients in the various Economic Development programs. Desired candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate, motivate, and inspire trust and confidence in the clients while understanding their financial and emotional needs.

Education/ Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with two (2) years experience in job placement or business start up, PLUS two (2) years experience in supportive services case management, PLUS (2) two years of training delivery experience, required; OR
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with three (3) years experience in job placement or business start up, PLUS three (3) years experience in supportive services case management, PLUS three (3) years of training delivery experience, required.

Excellent Benefits. Closing Date 5/16/2013

 

Maui Programs

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Recruitment #1491. FT. The Assistant Program Director participates in the overall management of the Domestic Violence Programs through planning, implementation, oversight and reporting tasks as assigned by the Maui Regional Director. He/she further supervises the delivery of counseling, education and support groups that are culturally appropriate and strength-based. These services are focused on increasing safety for victims and children who have been exposed to domestic violence, and batterers who are in need of skills to stop their use of violence and abusive behavior. This position may also be responsible for program and contract performance and reporting, quality assurance and improvement activities, general program administration, and facilities, as assigned.

Education /Training Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Health, or Human Services field, required, PLUS
  • At least two (2) years experience in management or administrative capacity involving grant writing, fiscal management, and program planning, and
  • At least two (2) years experience in the field of domestic violence preferred, and
  • At least two (2) years experience supervising management personnel.

Excellent Benefits. Closing Date: 5/15/2013

 

Please apply online at:http://employment.pacthawaii.orgto submitresume w/cover letter indicating recruitment number(s) & specific position(s) being applied for.

Parents And Children Together

1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105, Honolulu, HI 96819. Fax: (808) 848-7187

ATTN: Russell Arquinez – Recruitment Specialist

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

EOE

 Russell Arquinez/ Recruitment Specialist

1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819/ F: 808.848.7187

State Senate Tourism & Hawaiian Affairs Committee Meeting: DHHL Audit 5/23/13

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:45 PM-3:15 PM (UTC-10:00) Hawaii.
Where: Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 229

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You may view the hearing notice below or at the following weblink:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/hearingnotices/HEARING_THA_05-23-13_INFO_.HTM

THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2013

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Chair

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

DATE: Thursday, May 23, 2013
TIME: 2.45 p.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 229State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

The purpose of this informational briefing is to address concerns raised in the Audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Homestead Services Division and other related Department of Hawaiian Home Lands issues.

Jobie Masagatani, Director, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Darrell Young, Deputy Director, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Commissioners, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Jan K. Yamane, Acting State Auditor

No public testimony will be accepted.

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the briefing so that arrangements can be made.

For further information, please call the Legislative Aide at 586-6740.

_____________________________________Senator Brickwood Galuteria

Chair

 

____________________________________Senator Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Special Meeting Agenda: Tuesday May 21, 2013

Printable version (copy and paste into browser):
http://www1.honolulu.gov/nco/nb36/13/36201305SpAg.PDF

Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board No. 36

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

NANAIKAPONO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA
89-153 MANO AVENUE

7:00 P.M. – 9:30 A.M.

 

Rules of Speaking: Anyone wishing to speak is asked to raise their hand, and when recognized by the Chair, to address comments to the Chair. Speakers are encouraged to keep their comments under 2 minutes, and those giving reports are urged to keep their reports under 3 minutes. Please silence all electronic devices.

 Note: The Board may take action on any agenda item. As required by the State Sunshine Law (HRS 92), specific issues not noted on this agenda cannot be voted on, unless added to the agenda.

 1. CALL TO ORDER

 2. CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION

 3. RESIDENTS’/COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Limited to 2 minutes per person)

 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES/AGENDA

4.1. Approval of January 15, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

4.2. Approval of February 19, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

4.3. Approval of April 16, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

4.4. Approval of May 21, 2013 Special Meeting Agenda

 5. COMMITTEE REPORTS (Limited to 3 Minutes Each)

5.1. Kalaeloa Advisory Team update – Member Rezentes

5.2. Transportation/OMPO – Co-Chairs Landford and Manaku

5.3. Planning & Zoning/Health & Safety – Co-Chairs Grace and Teruya

5.4. Housing – Chair Rezentes

5.5. Agriculture – Chair Makanani

 6. BOARD BUSINESS

6.1. Chair’s Report – Chair Aipoalani

6.2. Treasurer’s Report – Grace

6.3. Unfinished Business (10 minutes per Presentation, 2 Minutes per Person for Questions/Comments)

6.4. New Business (10 minutes per Presentation, 1 Minute per Person for Questions/Comments)

6.4.1. HPD District 8 Major response to board inquiry about enforcement of after park closure access.

6.4.2. The Planning and Zoning Committee recommends that the Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board #36 send a letter of support to the Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu regarding the Makana O KeAkua, Clean and Sober Living for Men program.

6.4.3. Presentation on Wai’anae Coast Emergency Access Route: maps, protocol for use/access, and clarification on points of contact. Department of Emergency Management Director Melvin Kaku and Director of Transportation Services Michael Formby invited to present.

 7. ELECTED OFFICIALS

7.1. Governor Neil Abercrombie – Ms. Keali’i Lopez, Director of DCCA

7.2. Senator Maile Shimabukuro

7.3. Representative Karen Awana

7.4. Representative Jo Jordan

 8. ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.1. Neighborhood Board Complaint Hotline is 808-768-3717.

8.2. OahuMPO would like to hear about your transportation headaches and your ideas for fixing them. Visit www.oahumpo.org to access the survey.

8.3. City educating residents about fines for illegal bulky items. Visit www.opala.org for more information.

8.4. Department of Design & Construction “Lualualei Wastewater Pump Station Force Main System” project involves installing a new sewer pipe along Ulehawa Park. Traffic on Farrington Highway is not expected to be affected because all of the work will take place within the park. Work will start in August and is expected to last for approximately 6 months (per Bryce Yoshimori, Engineer, Dept. of Design & Construction—808-768-8773).

8.5. The Nanakuli Library Environmental Assesment (EA) Notice for May 8, 2013, is available online at http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/oeqc/index.html/. NOTE: The OEQC is not authorized to make determinations on exemptions, EA or EIS documents. OEQC may make a recommendation as to the acceptability of a final statement upon request. All determinations under Chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes, also known as the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA), are made by agencies, County Mayors, or the Governor. OEQC’s role is to facilitate the process and provide advise to agencies, applicants, and consultants.

 9. ADJOURNMENT

 A mailing list is maintained for interested persons and agencies to receive this Board’s agenda and minutes. Additions, corrections, and deletions to the mailing list may be directed to the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO), Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; Telephone (808) 768-3710 or Fax (808) 768-3711; or call Neighborhood Assistant 768-3705. Agendas and minutes are also available on the internet at www.honolulu.gov/nco.

The Nanakuli/Maili Neighborhood No. 36 monthly regular meeting is video taped and aired on ‘Olelo Broadcasting on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays on Channel 54 at 9 a.m. and on the 3rd Thursday at 9 p.m. on Channel 49 of each month.

 Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or a special physical need should call the NCO at 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Waianae Youth Sailing Program – Sailing Day June 1, 2013

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State IDs: Waianae Satellite City Hall

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OUR LEGISLATIVE OFFICE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT STATE IDs. THE NUMBER FOR WAIANAE SATELLITE CITY HALL IS (808) 768-3798.

Waianae Satellite City Hall – phone number (808) 768-3798
85-670 Farrington Highway Waianae Neighborhood Community Center
Waianae, HI 96792
(808) 768-3798

Hawaii State ID Program Moving To County Driver’s Licensing Offices Statewide

Effective January 2, 2013, anyone applying for an original or renewal of their Hawaii State Identification Card must present documentary proof of legal name, date of birth, social security number, legal presence and proof of principal residence address in person at any of the following Driver License locations:

o Kalihi-Kapalama – 1199 Dillingham Blvd – Driver Licensing A-101
o Wahiawa – 330 North Cane Street
o Waianae – 85-670 Farrington Hwy.
o Kapolei – 1000 Ulu`ohi`a Street
o Koolau – 47-388 Hui Iwa Street, Suite 19

David Wire, MSW, CBCM Case Manager
IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc.

Family Partnerships Focus Group – this Friday May 17 and Wednesday May 29

Nanakuli-Waianae Family Partnerships Focus Group
Families and Teachers: have a direct impact helping to develop family engagement strategies for programs serving children ages 0-8 in Hawaii. Make your voice heard! 

Choose one of two focus groups that will be held in the new INPEACE Waianae offices (86-080 Farrington Hwy. Suite 201)

1. May 17, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

or

2. May 29, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

If you have any questions, or to reserve your spot, contact Amber Richardson: amberr@inpeace.org

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The Executive Office on Early Learning and its partners have been working on the state’s first Family Partnership Guidelines for all programs and schools serving children birth to age 8.

Tailored trainings and toolkits are being designed to ensure programs and schools are supporting families and their children in the best ways possible. We invite you to participate in a focus group. Your ideas and feedback as family members and providers will directly define the trainings and toolkits to ensure specific needs are met.

Focus groups will be approximately one hour with snacks and beverages provided. Thank you so much for lending your voice to this important statewide effort for families!

Amber Richardson
P-3 Initiative
Program Director
Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
86-080 Farrington Hwy. Suite 201, Wai‘anae, HI 96792
Busn: (808) 620-9041 Fax: (808) 620-9042 Cell: (808) 282-9582
Email: amberr@inpeace.org
Website: www.inpeace.org

 

Waianae Parenting Classes

My name is Tara Buckley, and I’m the current Oahu Program Director for PARENTS, Inc.  

We are currently holding our classes in the Waianae area (as well as Salt Lake and Kaneohe) and trying to get the word out to service providers out there because we know there’s such a need for this type of service in the Waianae community!

I’ve attached our Confident Parenting flyer (below):

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Car Loans for Working Parents- Pathways to Work

Imagine you need to get your children to and from school, daycare, or the doctors and all while needing to get to work on-time. 

Now imagine doing all of that while not having reliable transportation. 

How long would it take if you had to ride a bus, or several buses to get to and from work?  According to Progressive Policy Institute, “Aside from lack of child care, lack of transportation is perhaps the most common problem facing low-income workers trying to get and keep a job”.  You probably have students, families, employees, clients and friends that are facing this dilemma each day. 

That’s where we come in.  For over 12 years, the Pathways to Work Loan Program has assisted hundreds of families acquire reliable transportation and enhance their knowledge of financial literacy, while improving their overall credit.  Our program provides qualified low to moderate income families a loan at a modest interest rate to purchase an automobile or for vehicle related expenses. 

Our service is FREE and the program is available to all eligible parents on the island of Oahu. 

If you have any questions, would like someone to come out to your program or organization to talk about the program or if you would like to inquire, please contact Gloria at 808-681-1430.

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WAIANAE HCAP OPEN HOUSE 5/15/13 – 5-6pm

HCAP – Leeward District Center, 85-555 Farrington Highway Waianae HI 96792-2354

HCAP – Leeward District Center, 85-555 Farrington Highway
Waianae HI 96792-2354

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE MAY 15 AT WAIANAE HCAP

Two upcoming programs at HCAP Waianae you and every agency should know about before the hot summer begins:

HA Initiative
Creative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) After School Program
Now accepting applications for summer
&
Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP)
Accepting applications from June 3rd – 28th

May 15th – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Light dinner served/Summer gift bag
Call for more information or RSVP to Val at 696-4261 or valt@hcapweb.org

Awesome Foundation Oahu Still Giving Away $1,000 a Month!

Awesome Foundation OahuFrom: Tracey Stott Kelley
Subject: Awesome Foundation Oahu is still giving away $1,000 a month!

Every month, we give a $1,000 grant with no-strings-attached to a worthy and awesome project on the island of Oahu.  Projects may touch upon any field – food, music, art, publishing, the environment, education (you name it!) and exist in any phase of development.  Take a look at some of our recent winners:

http://awesomefoundationoahu.com/awesomefoundationoahu.com/News/News.html

You don’t have to be an established charity…

… just someone with a great idea (and passion)

You don’t have to be an expert grant writer

… just tell us about your plans

Your project doesn’t have to cure cancer…

… just have an immediate, positive impact on your community

Your project doesn’t need to be complete…

… as long as $1000 will help you get to the next stage

Your project doesn’t have to be grandiose …

… just spark an instant of joy and delight

You don’t owe us anything …

… except to take action and do something awesome

We believe that everyone has the capacity to affect positive change in his or her community, and we want to help them (you!) create that change.  Whether your project is still an idea or needs an extra injection of cash to be completed—whatever stage of the game, we encourage you to apply.  The application is really simple!

Awesome Foundation Oahu is entirely funded and managed by trustees who live on Oahu, Hawaii.  We are not asking for money.  We are giving money away!  Awesome Foundation Oahu is a chapter of The Awesome Foundation.

You can visit our site at www.afoahu.com.  You can “like” us on facebook to be kept up to date about our new winners and meetings at http://www.facebook.com/AwesomeFoundationOahu?ref=hl.

Please help us spread the word!  We have money to give away!  We need projects and ideas to give the money to!

Mahalo,

Tracey Stott Kelley

US Senator Hirono’s Honolulu & US Capitol Staff

US Senator Mazie K. Hirono

US Senator Mazie K. Hirono

List of US Senator Mazie K. Hirono’s Honolulu and US Capitol staff by last name and also by category:

Barich, Lauren
Legislative Correspondent
Email: lauren_barich@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Buenconsejo, Marvin
Press Secretary; Field Representative
Email: marvin_buenconsejo@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Click, Nathan
Communications Director
Email: nathan_click@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Devney, Patrick
Special Projects Director
Email: patrick_devney@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Elkin, Jonathan
Legislative Assistant
Email: jonathan_elkin@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Haia, Coti
Counsel
Email: coti_haia@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Harman, Alex
Senior Counsel
Email: alex_harman@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Honda, Chanel
Scheduler
Email: chanel_honda@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Horan, Jeremy
Legislative Assistant
Email: jeremy_horan@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Hu, Patrick
Special Assistant to the Senator
Email: patrick_hu@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Ige, Lauren
Staff Assistant
Email: lauren_ige@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Ikeda, Nick
Military Legislative Assistant
Email: nick_ikeda@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Kaneakua, Walt
Assistant for Military Affairs
Email: walt_kaneakua@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 522-8970
Kodani, Susan
District Director; Senior Advisor
Email: susan_kodani@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Kouchi, Dan
Staff Assistant
Email: dan_kouchi@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Koyanagi, Michelle
Legislative Correspondent
Email: michelle_koyanagi@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Lin, Betsy
Chief of Staff
Email: betsy_lin@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Miyashiro, David
Press Assistant
Email: david_miyashiro@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Montez-Hernandez, Lauren
Military Liaison; Field Representative
Email: lauren_montez@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Okimoto, Pamela
Scheduler; Executive Assistant
Email: pamela_okimoto@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Phan, Jeffry
Legislative Director
Email: jeffry_phan@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Tanga, Adam
Legislative Assistant
Email: adam_tanga@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Yamamoto, Alan
State Director
Email: alan_yamamoto@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 522-8970
Yap, Kehau
Constituent Services Manager; Veterans Outreach Coordinator
Email: kehau_yap@hirono.senate.gov
Phone: (808) 541-1986

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