Homeless Assistance Working Group

Homeless.

Homeless.

The establishment of the Homeless Assistance Working Group is through SB515, CD1 (see Part VII), signed by the Governor on 6/27/13. The goal is to work within each local neighborhood in each county to identify, plan and implement housing options for as many homeless persons as possible by December 31, 2013.

The Homeless Assistance Working Group has met several times since the close of the 2013 Session to begin mobilizing efforts and a few Block Captains have already signed up by zip code. Block Captains serve as the primary point of contact between the Homeless Assistance Working Group and their local community and are the leaders of outreach and housing efforts.

The Block Captain of zip code 96792 is Louis Galdeira. If you are interested in participating in the Homeless Assistance Working Group, please contact Louis via email at louisgaldeira@gmail.com .

Punana Leo o Wai`anae Graduation 6/30/13 Photos

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Kalaeloa Landowners’ Summit Held in June 2013

Tesha Malama (at right), addresses the audience to open the 2013 Kalaeloa Landowners’ Summit held at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter.

Tesha Malama (at right), addresses the audience to open the
2013 Kalaeloa Landowners’ Summit held at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter.

On June 21, 2013, the 4th annual Kalaeloa Landowners Summit was attended by approximately 75 landowners, government officials,  authority members, developers and stakeholders.

The goal of the Summit was to give an update about continuing  redevelopment plans and to identify strategies to support new  infrastructure projects. Presentations were given by HECO, Pural (Kalaeloa Water Co.), the Hawaii Army National Guard & DHHL.

For more information, visit:

http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hcda/discover-kalaeloa/

Autism Spectrum Disorders – Hawaii Resources

Mahalo to Dr. David F. Fray, Chief, Developmental Disabilities Division, Hawaii Department of Health, for the following resources on ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders.

ASD LRB 2013 - Click image to view the full report.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mandated Benefits Coverage in Hawaii, LRB 2013 – Click image to view the full 126-page report.

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State of the States: Services and Supports for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Hawai’i Summary. Click image for the full 9-page report.

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Study of the Social and Financial Impacts of Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Report to the Governor and the Legislature of the State of Hawaii, July 2009. Click image for the full 34-page report.

The Navigators’ Center at Kamaile Academy, July 2013 Executive Summary

Navigators' Center at Kamaile Academy, July 2013 Executive Summary

The Navigators’ Center at Kamaile Academy, July 2013 Executive Summary – click image for the full report.

CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY: Commander, Navy Region Hawaii/Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific 7/10/13

Updated 7/24/13

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The Change of Command at which Rear Admiral Fernandez L Ponds was relieved by Rear Admiral Richard L Williams Jr. was held July 10, 2013 at the Battleship Missouri. We will miss Frank Ponds. We welcome Rick Williams to Hawaii.

Photo album link.

David C. Livingston
President
United States Navy League Honolulu Council

Shayne Sakoda & son Tyce Sakoda with Sen. Maile Shimabukuro at the Change of Command Ceremony.

Shayne Sakoda & son Tyce Sakoda with Sen. Maile Shimabukuro at the Change of Command Ceremony.

Rear Admiral Fernandez "Frank" L. Ponds, USN

Rear Admiral Fernandez “Frank” L. Ponds, USN

Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams, Jr., USN

Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams, Jr., USN

Victor M. Flint Community Planning Liaison Officer, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Facility Board Office

Victor M. Flint
Community Planning Liaison Officer, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Facility Board Office

Change of Command Tradition

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Maile with Shayne and Tyce Sakoda.

Shayne Sakoda and son, Tyce Sakoda, with Sen. Maile Shimabukuro at the Change of Command Ceremony.

Hawaii State ID Cards for Special Needs – FORMS

ID Card for Special Needs - click image for full information.

ID Card for Special Needs – click image for full instructions.

Read this first before completing application.

Read this first before completing application.

ID Card Application Form - click image for the actual form.

ID Card Application Form – click image for the actual form.

Affidavit - click image for the actual form.

Affidavit – click image for the actual form.

Alternative links to forms and instructions above:
state id affidavid (incapacitated individual)
state id application form
STATE ID FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

Legislative Summary to Parents for Righteousness 7/13/13

The summary below was presented at the Parents for Righteousness “Be Aware” Seminar on July 13, 2013. Click here for a PDF of the original brochure.

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Board of Water Supply Advisories: MAILIILII ROAD EMERGENCY REPAIR and WATER SERVICE INSTALLATION NEAR ULEHAWA BEACH PARK – July 16 & 17, 2013

MAILIILI ROAD EMERGENCY REPAIR PROJECT

The contractor is currently constructing the head-wall for the road and drain. This should be poured by the middle of next week. The head-wall needs to be cure for a minimum of 7 days after the pour. The road reconstruction can begin after the curing period and should take about a week and a half before the road can be opened.

NEW WATER SERVICE INSTALLATION TO CLOSE TWO LANES ON FARRINGTON HIGHWAY NEAR ULEWAHA BEACH PARK
JULY 16 AND 17

On Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) must close two lanes at a time on Farrington Highway, between Princess Kahanu Avenue and Mohihi Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.  The lane closures are necessary for BWS crews to install a new water service line for Ulehawa Beach Park.

 On July 16, the two makai, Honolulu-bound lanes on Farrington Highway fronting Ulehawa Beach Park will be closed.  On July 17, crews will be closing the two mauka, Waianae-bound lanes.  A contraflow will be in effect both days to allow one open lane of traffic in each direction.  Traffic signs will be in place to notify motorists of the lane closures and special duty officers have been requested to help direct traffic.

 Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible.  Motorists should exercise caution while driving through the work area and to expect traffic delays during this period.

Contact:  Keoni Mattos

Telephone:  551-5848

OHA draws attention to threat facing Hawaiian education funding 7/15/13

OHA News 7/15/13

HONOLULU (July 15, 2013) — A major effort is underway to prevent federal lawmakers this week from eliminating Native Hawaiian education programs meant to significantly help prepare tens of thousands of students each year for college or for work.
Using e-mail alerts and its growing social-media networks, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has began a coordinated effort to build awareness about legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens to undermine the Native Hawaiian Education Act.
If the so-called “Student Success Act” bill is passed, federal funding for Native Hawaiian education programs would cease, jeapordizing critical support for some elementary and secondary Native Hawaiian education programs.
In an effort to defeat the bill, OHA is attempting to activate the Hawaiian community, urging its beneficiaries to write letters to U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa as well as U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
OHA is also urging beneficiaries to inform relatives on the U.S. mainland and encourage them to write letters opposing the legislation to their representatives in Congress.

For more information, visit http://kamakakoi.com/NHEAOHA

About OHA…
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, (OHA) under the direction of its nine trustees elected statewide, is charged with the betterment of the conditions of Native Hawaiians. For more information on OHA visit the link below.

La Wahi Hanai Day this Saturday 7/20/13

Aloha Kākou,
  This is a reminder about the upcoming La Wahi Hanai day Saturday!
  Come when you can, leave when you have to.
Sanoe Marfil
Program Associate
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Kipuka for Change Peer Learning Circles this Saturday, 7/20/13

Hawaii People’s Fund hosts Kipuka for Change Peer Learning Circles. It’s an opportunity for activists to come together, share, link up, ask questions. Working for social justice can be isolating. Please join us!
Discussion Topic:
Funding the Movement
Informal • InteractiveSaturday, July 20, 2013
10 a.m. – Noon • Waianae
HCAP, Leeward District Center
85-555 Farringron Hwy.

Come learn about
our funding
for social change
since 1972.

Your group might be eligible for a grant
from Hawaii People’s Fund!

Meet others doing good work
in your community.

Light pupu will be served.

RSVPs requested
Please let us know you are coming.
E-mail us at HPFgrants@lava.net
or call (808) 593-9969.

Mahalo!
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Cooking Workshop This Saturday, 7/20/13 – register online now!

Cooking With Locally Grown Foods

Saturday, July 20th
9 am – Noon

Ilima at Leihano in Kapolei
(directions will be sent to you if you register)

Cost: $10 per person or $25 for a family of three

Hosted by The Malama Learning Center

Wondering where to find the freshest local veggies and food products? Want to know what to do with all the local food once you purchase it? Chef Cindy Pratt (who is also Kapolei High’s culinary arts instructor) will share with you the best places to source your meals locally and make an entire menu of locally made dishes with you. Join us to learn how you can feed your family with food grown in Hawai’i and live a more healthy lifestyle.  This workshop is sponsored by the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Register at the following website: http://malamalearningcenter.org/index.php/programs/without-walls-wow

KAALA FARM, INC. JOB OPENING – SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER (PART TIME): DEADLINE 7/17/13

Ka’ala was recently granted funding from OHA for a part time position. We are in search of a Sustainability Practitioner who will head up the ‘Ohana gardens section of the learning center.

Please feel free to  spread the word, refer and encourage people you know, who have the skills to apply.

 

JOB TITLE:  SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER

PART-TIME:  19 HOURS PER WEEK, INCL. ONE DAY ON WEEKEND

SALARY:  APPROX. $13.00 HOUR

DUTIES:  MANAGE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY GARDENS AT THE LEARNING CENTER IN UPPER WAIANAE VALLEY

QUALIFICATIONS:  KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN MALAMA AINA, MALAMA OHANA, AND MALAMA AI PONO.  ABILITY TO WORK IN TWO WORLD VIEWS, ANCESTRAL AND MODERN.  RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING FAMILY GARDEN PROJECTS,COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS, ASSIST FAMILIES WITH GROWING TRADITIONAL FOODS.  RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING DATA AND MEET REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.  PHYSICALLY ABLE TO HIKE AND CARRY ITEMS IN VARYING LEVELS OF TERRAIN AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTS.  KNOWLEDGE OF FARM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.  MUST HAVE HAWAII DRIVERS LICENSE.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.

Email cover letter and resume to:  info@kaala.org

In the subject box please put “Sustainability Practitioner Position”

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday July 17, 2013

FUNDING PROVIDED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A TWO-YEAR GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Vacant Ag Lands in Senate District 21

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2013 Legislative Summary

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