WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020
KAIMUKI CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL
CALL TO ORDER - Chair Pro Tem Sharon Schneider called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. A quorum was established with 11 members present. Note: This 11-member Board requires six (6) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.
Board Members Present - Becky Gardner, Paul Hoe, Marilyn Moniz, Eric McCutcheon, Molly Pierce, Rich Thompson, Brian Kang, Sharon Schneider, Kehau Watson (joined virtually), Lori Yamada, and Hamed Dehnavi.
Board Members Absent - None.
Guests - Sergeant Lipka (Honolulu Police Department); Lorna Heller (Board of Water Supply); Todd Boulanger (Biki); Carol Hoshiko (Kapiolani Community College); Director Mark Wong (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative); Councilmember Tommy Waters; James Larson (Councilmember Kobayashi's Office); Amanda Stevens (Governor David Ige's Representative); Lynn Robinson-Onderko (Senator Stanley Chang's Office); Representative Calvin Say; Representative Bertrand Kobayashi; Senator Les Ihara; Dave Watase, Jesus Arriola, Paul Shiraishi, Derek Turbin, (Residents); Jackson Coley (Neighborhood Commission Office). Note: Name was not included if not legible or on the guest attendance sheet.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS TO SERVE FROM JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 20, 2021
• Chair - Chair Pro Tem Schneider opened the floor to nominations and volunteers. Hoe nominated Schneider, Schneider accepted the nomination. Schneider WAS ELECTED CHAIR by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (SCHNEIDER: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; ABSTAIN: None).
• Vice Chair - Chair Schneider opened the floor to nominations and volunteers. Yamada nominated Hoe, Hoe accepted the nomination. Hoe WAS ELECTED VICE CHAIR by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (HOE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; ABSTAIN: None).
• Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms - Chair Schneider opened the floor to nominations and volunteers. Hoe moved and Pierce seconded the Motion to retain the current Secretary (Yamada), Treasurer (Kang), and Sergeant at Arms (Moniz). The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
• New Positions - Chair Schneider suggested making positions to manage social media. Hoe inquired and Chair Schneider responded that the Board has a Facebook page which the social media officers would operate. Schneider moved and Gardner seconded the motion to make the Board Officer positions for Social Media Managers. The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
• Social Media Managers - Chair Schneider nominated Gardner and Dehnavi to each serve as Social Media Managers, Gardner and Dehnavi accepted the nominations. Gardner and Dehnavi WERE ELECTED SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (GARDNER AND DEHNAVI: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; ABSTAIN: None).
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - No representative was present, no report was given.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD) - Sergeant Lipka reported the following:
• June 2020 Statistics - There were 14 motor vehicle thefts, 18 burglaries, 30 thefts, and 17 Unauthorized Entrances into Motor Vehicles (UEMV). There were a total of 5,842 calls for service.
• Hurricane Preparedness - A handout was circulated providing tips for residents to prepare for hurricane season. The handout included a list of emergency supplies for a 14 day disaster kit.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Suspicious Activities - Councilmember Waters voiced concerns regarding trespassers and suspicious activity around Koko Head Avenue and Thurston Street. Councilmember Waters described suspected thieves using mopeds and inquired if HPD is aware of these issues. Sergeant Lipka responded that HPD has continuous 24/7 patrols, however HPD needs residents to inform them of these issues. Sergeant Lipka recommended using the Honolulu 311 app to report non-emergencies. Councilmember Waters requested that the Crime Reduction Unit be brought in to address concerns. Sergeant Lipka recommended talking to the Community Policing Team (CPT) to form a neighborhood watch.
2. Game Rooms - Councilmember Waters reported suspicions that game rooms are operating on Koko Head Avenue near Waialae and Sergeant Lipka recommended contacting the Narcotics/Vice reporting line.
3. Neighborhood Watch - Watson commended the Maunaloa neighborhood watch and encouraged other neighborhoods to form watches. Chair Schneider noted that Maunalani Heights also has a watch.
4. Drive-By - Watson inquired about a drive-by on Maunalani Avenue. Sergeant Lipka responded that he had no information and he could not comment on an open investigation.
5. Stabbing - Councilmember Waters inquired about a stabbing at Kahala Beach. Sergeant Lipka responded that the suspect was arrested and released on bail. Councilmember Waters voiced safety concerns regarding the area and Sergeant Lipka responded that HPD is patrolling the area as much as possible.
Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Lorna Heller reported the following:
• Main Breaks - There were no main breaks during June 2020.
• Smart Irrigation Month/Rebates - BWS is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month. July is the peak demand for outdoor water use. This campaign highlights simple practices and technologies to minimize over-watering. Through the BWS' Water Sensible Program, customers can conserve water and save money by using residential rebates for rain barrels, weather based irrigation systems, and water-efficient clothes washers. For more information visit https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/watersensible/rebates.
• 2020 Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contests Winners - The BWS congratulates the student winners of the 42nd annual poster and 12th annual poetry contests. 2020's theme was "Creating a Sustainable Water Future" and over 1,000 posters and 600 poems were submitted. Due to social distancing guidelines, the winners were given recognition across several online platforms. They will also be featured in the 2021 Water Conservation Calendar. For more information visit www.boardofwatersupply.com.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Rebate Information - Watson inquired about the BWS rebates and Heller responded that information is available online at https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/watersensible/rebates.
2. Storm Water Utility - Chair Schneider inquired if BWS is coordinating with the new Storm Water Utility branch for conservation work. Heller responded that BWS provided them with rain barrels for their programs, however they operate their own workshops.
FILLING OF VACANCY - No vacancies.
MEETING DETERMINATION - DATE/TIME/LOCATION/RECESS SCHEDULE - Chair Schneider suggested retaining the same meeting date, time, location, and recess schedule as previous years, recessing in December.
Pierce moved and Gardner seconded the Motion to retain the Board's current meeting date, time, location, and recess schedule, meeting at the Kaimuki Christian Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, taking a recess in December 2020. The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OLELO BROADCAST PROGRAM OR TO REQUEST FUNDS FOR AN ANNUAL NEWSLETTER - Chair Schneider inquired if the Board would like to use Olelo or produce an annual newsletter. Chair Schneider also inquired if the Board wanted to continue using Zoom during meetings. Hoe recommended addressing each topic individually and Chair Schneider agreed.
• Olelo - Chair Schneider opened the floor, there was no interest in using Olelo broadcasting.
• Annual Newsletter - Chair Schneider opened the floor. Yamada stated that the Board has not produced a newsletter in many years. Hoe suggested having Social Media Officers communicate with the community instead of making a newsletter.
• Zoom - Chair Schneider opened the floor.
Thompson moved and Moniz seconded the Motion to continue using Zoom.
1. Zoom and Streaming - Watson suggested streaming Zoom meetings on Facebook to connect with the community. Hoe stated he was unsure if Zoom can be streamed on Facebook. Hoe inquired if the Board could purchase a Zoom account so they would not have to use Kang's personal account. Hoe stated he was unsure if there is enough budget for Boards to purchase Zoom accounts. Hoe noted that the Board needs a physical meeting location and cannot meet entirely over virtual-conferencing. Hoe inquired if Facebook and Zoom can integrate, if there is a budget for Zoom accounts, and if the City would be willing to pay for Zoom accounts for Boards. Hoe recommended tempering expectations, however also noted that he wants to continue using Zoom.
2. Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) - Gardner inquired if the NCO could answer the questions raised. Jackson Coley, NCO, responded that he believed NCO funds were limited to Olelo or a newsletter. However, the NCO received laptops from the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and has access to the City WebEx account. Gardner inquired if the Board Chairs and Neighborhood Commission could look into making virtual-conferencing a regular practice. Coley stated that the Board can make requests of the NCO, however there is no guarantee that requests will be granted. Gardner inquired how a request would be made and Coley responded that the Board would have to pass a motion.
3. Continuing Zoom - Todd Boulanger, Biki, recommended continuing Zoom in the interim as the City and NCO look into what options are available to the Board.
4. Clarification on the Motion - Gardner noted that a motion was made and inquired if the Board was going to take action. Hoe recommended postponing the motion until more information could be obtained. Coley clarified that the motion was "to continue using Zoom," which was vague enough to be open to interpretation.
The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
ADOPTION OF ORAL TESTIMONY RULES - Chair Schneider outlined the current rules of speaking; three (3) minutes for community concerns and general testimony; 10 minutes for presentations. Chair Schneider inquired if the Board wanted to retain these rules of speaking.
Moniz moved and Pierce seconded the Motion to retain the current rules of speaking. The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND PUBLIC INPUT
Political Candidates - Multiple political candidates introduced themselves throughout the meeting:
• Becky Gardner disclosed that she is a candidate for House District 20 and shared her website at https://www.beckygardnerhawaii.com.
• Dave Watase disclosed that he is a candidate for City Council District 5 and shared his website at https://www.davewatase.com.
• Jesus Arriola disclosed that he is a candidate for Senate District 10 and shared his website at https://www.jesusarriola.com.
• Paul Shiraishi disclosed that he is a candidate for Senate District 10.
• Derek Turbin disclosed that he is a candidate for House District 20 and shared his website at https://www.derekturbin.com.
• Les Ihara Jr. disclosed that he is a candidate for Senate District 10.
Kapiolani Community College (KCC) - Carol Hoshiko, KCC, reported that the Culinary Institute of the Pacific Phase 2 is moving forward. Hoshiko requested that the team be allowed to present at a future Board meeting which Chair Schneider agreed to.
Biki Experimental Stations to Alleviate Parking Space Loss during Reconstruction of Municipal Parking Lot #2 - Todd Boulanger, Biki, circulated a handout and reported the following:
• New Biki Stations - Three (3) new stations are proposed near Municipal Parking Lot #2 in order to improve community mobility during the parking lot reconstruction. The first location is on Waialae Avenue near the intersection with 11th Avenue fronting Kaimuki Community Park. The second is on 12th Avenue adjacent to First Hawaiian Bank. The third is on Waialae Avenue across from 3660 On the Rise. These locations will not take away from on-street parking spots.
• Next Steps - Biki is now working with the City engineers and City right-of-way for final approval for the sites to obtain street-use permits. Equipment will be relocated in the Fall season.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Larger Expansions - Pierce inquired if these stations will be part of a larger expansion and what the closest other stations will be. Boulanger responded that these stations are part of a larger master plan and that Biki is looking at locations near the Kahala Mall and downhill from Kaimuki Town. Boulanger clarified that another expansion is being planned for the future.
2. Electric Bikes - Chair Schneider inquired if the bikes are electric and Boulanger responded that they are not, they are pedal bikes. Boulanger noted that many Biki users have discovered new businesses through using Biki.
3. Kaimuki Tree Project - Hoshiko inquired if Biki is coordinating with the Department of Parks and Recreations (DPR) on their Kaimuki tree planting project. Boulanger responded that these stations will not remove tree space.
4. Downhill Stations - Yamada inquired what station is closest to these new stations when traveling downhill. Boulanger responded that the Kapahulu, Market City, and KCC stations would be closest. Boulanger stated that Biki is working on filling in the area with more stations.
5. Support - McCutcheon voiced support of the project due to the community's desire for more Biki stations and the environmental benefits of reduced car traffic.
6. Kahala Sites - Gardner inquired about the nearest Kahala station and Boulanger responded that they are working with Times to get additional locations.
7. Bike-Lane Development - A resident inquired about the status of bike-lane development in Kaimuki. Boulanger responded that the City reworked its bike plan however he is not aware of any new facilities in the area.
8. Park Location - Resident Hoe inquired about relocating the Park location to the corner of the park. Boulanger responded that the right-turn-lane is currently underused and the station will leave enough space for cars.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative - Mark Wong, Department of Information Technology (DIT) Director, reported the following:
• Speed Tables - Responding to previous requests for speed tables on 6th Avenue between Martha Street and Mo'oheau Avenue; The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) reported that due to developments related to the COVID-19 crisis and the statewide "Stay-at-Home, Work-from-Home" order, DTS is unable to obtain accurate traffic volume and speed survey data at this time. As such, they will provide an update to the board by February 2021.
• Sierra Drive Unpaved Section - Responding to previous inquiries about the unpaved 3600 to 3700 block of Sierra Drive; DTS stated that repaving is not under their purview and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) requested that the item be carried to the next meeting so they can respond.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. 16th and Waialae - Gardner voiced safety concerns for the intersection at 16th Avenue and Waialae Avenue. Gardner stated that vehicles speed when coming down Waialae Avenue to get onto Kalanianaole Highway which results in frequent accidents. Gardner requested a study for the intersection to check speeding.
2. 9th and Waialae - Gardner voiced safety concerns for the intersection at 9th Avenue and Waialae Avenue. Gardner stated a pedestrian was clipped by a car turning left onto Waialae from 9th which has generated concerns. Gardner voiced concerns regarding speeding in the area and buildings around the intersection obstructing driver's view making it hard to see pedestrians. Gardner requested a study for the intersection.
3. Speed Tables - Representative Kobayashi inquired and Director Wong clarified that a study will be done for 6th Avenue between Martha Street and Mo'oheau Avenue, however an update is not expected until February 2021.
4. Bulb-Outs - Gardner voiced approval regarding projects to paint bulb-outs and advocated for similar projects in the Board area. Chair Schneider stated that Complete Streets is looking at these bulb-outs as a pedestrian safety measure. Director Wong voiced agreement.
5. Video-Conferencing - Director Wong stated that the City has licenses for video-conferencing including WebEx and Microsoft Teams. Director Wong agreed to check the availability of video-conferencing for Neighborhood Boards.
Councilmember Tommy Waters - Councilmember Waters circulated a handout and reported the following:
• 2020 Election - Mail-in ballots for the 2020 election should be sent to residents by Thursday, July 16, 2020. Councilmember Waters encouraged the Board to hold a candidate's forum.
• Bill 47 - Bill 47, requiring the City to present at Neighborhood Boards before removing crosswalks, passed first reading on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
• Bill 42 - Bill 42, requiring applicants for building permits for residential structures to attest that the construction complies with all restrictive covenants, passed second reading on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
• Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan - The Ala Moana TOD Plan is progressing through City Council. Councilmember Waters voiced concerns regarding the Plan building 400 foot towers on Ala Moana Boulevard.
• Vacancy Tax - The City Council recently discussed a vacancy tax to address vacant apartments in Hawaii decreasing available housing. The tax is intended to charge out-of-state investors.
• Ala Wai Flood Control Project (AWFCP) - Councilmember Waters recently attended a meeting for the AWFCP. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed building a pump station on the Ala Wai with six (6) to eight (8) foot walls along the canal. Councilmember Waters voiced concerns regarding this proposal.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Vacancy Tax - Chair Schneider inquired about the vacancy tax and Councilmember Waters clarified that it would create another category for taxes.
2. Ballots - Hoe inquired if voters will be informed if the signature on their ballot does not match records. Councilmember Waters responded that the Clerk's Office has notified voters with mismatched ballots in the past, however they may not have enough time to contact everyone.
3. Bill 42 - Gardner voiced approval for Bill 42 and advocated for preventing non-permitted construction. Councilmember Waters noted that there is a debate over whether or not the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) should enforce private covenants between neighbors.
4. Business Grants - Resident Shiraishi inquired about the Small Business Grants. Councilmember Waters responded that funds are still available and the Council recently received testimony from landlords. Councilmember Waters stated the Council is looking at ways to assist landlords by providing grants to landlords if they agree to extend these breaks to their tenants.
Councilmember Ann Kobayashi - James Larson, Councilmember Kobayashi's Office, circulated a handout.
Governor David Ige's Representative - Amanda Stevens, Department of Human Services, circulated handouts and reported the following:
• Joint Information Center (JIC) Daily Digest - There were 29 new Covid-19 cases today. 27 on Oahu and two (2) on Hawaii.
• Unemployment - Funding to provide the additional 600 dollars to unemployment recipients will end at the end of July 2020.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Koko Head Avenue Off-Ramp - Hoe inquired about plans to re-lane the Koko Head Avenue off-ramp. Chair Schneider suggested contacting Brian at the State Department of Transportation (HDOT).
2. AWFCP - Resident Watase reported receiving answers to questions he raised in 2015 from DLNR regarding the AWFCP. Resident Watase inquired about DLNR's activities and if the Governor's office is responsible for responses to stakeholders. Stevens agreed to refer the comments.
Speaker Emeritus Representative Calvin Say - Representative Say reported the following:
• Helicopters - Representative Say received a correspondence from the Army regarding military helicopters. The correspondence described a specific medical helicopter flight which went to Tripler Army Medical Center. All night-flying is conducted in pre-approved areas and military aircraft follow Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) routes. Honolulu Approach Control prefers that helicopters use the H-1 corridor as it avoids the commercial aircraft approaches at Honolulu International Airport.
Representative Bertrand Kobayashi - Representative Kobayashi circulated a handout and reported the following:
• Covid-19 Statistics - Representative Kobayashi reported that the State of Hawaii has the lowest number of Covid-19 cases and death rates per capita, however cases have steadily risen throughout June and July 2020. Representative noted that many businesses are unable to continue operating and a slow economic recovery is expected.
State Senator Stanley Chang - Lynn Robinson-Onderko circulated a handout and reported the following:
• 2020 Legislature - The 2020 Legislative Session has ended.
• Webinars - Webinars are regularly held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Participants can contact Robinson-Onderko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Mediation Center of the Pacific (MCP) - The MCP is mediating discussions between landlords and tenants.
• Scams - The community is cautioned that scams relating to Covid-19 have been reported. Resident Turbin inquired and Robinson-Onderko responded that scams can be reported to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) at www.cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/covid19.
State Senator Les Ihara - Senator Ihara reported the following:
• Confirmations - Confirmations were recently done in the Senate.
• Covid-19 - Civil Beat has provided information regarding Covid-19.
• Candidate Forum - Senator Ihara advocated for holding a virtual candidate's forum so residents can meet their candidates.
OneOahu - Pierce reported that the City has launched a Covid-19 response hotline and website at 768-City or www.oneoahu.org. Questions about social services should be referred to 211. The State has a sister website at www.hawaiicovid19.com.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Antigen Testing - Gardner inquired about the status and availability of antigen testing. Pierce recommended contacting 211 or a personal provider.
Approval of June 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes - Hoe moved and Pierce seconded the Motion to adopt the minutes as written. The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Letter Concerning Municipal Parking Lot #2 - Chair Schneider and Yamada provided a draft letter regarding Municipal Parking Lot #2 intended as a follow-up to the resolution which the Board adopted at the June 2020 meeting. Yamada clarified that the Ala Moana construction has stopped, which has the same contractor as the parking lot project. The letter asks the DDC to start the parking lot reconstruction as soon as possible with updates from the DDC to the Board. Discussion followed:
• Additional Section - Chair Schneider suggested adding a section asking for presentations to the Board during each phase of the project which is a three (3) phase project. Specifically to know which businesses will be open during each phase and how to navigate the construction site.
• Source - Hoe inquired where the letter is coming from and Chair Schneider responded that she wants it to come from the Board.
• Start Date - Hoe voiced concerns regarding the letter asking to start work as soon as possible. Hoe stated the planned start date of January 2021 might be better so it would not interfere with businesses during the holiday season. Chair Schneider expressed doubt that the construction could begin earlier than January 2021. Gardner suggested altering the letter's writing. McCutcheon noted that businesses were concerned with construction going on during the holidays and inquired what the Board would say to businesses if construction started before the holiday season. Chair Schneider responded that she would expect a considerable discussion between the businesses and the community at that time.
• Support - Gardner voiced support for the letter and noted that the community could inform the Board if they have concerns with the letter, at which point the Board could reconsider their stance.
• ASAP Section - Gardner suggested striking out the part of the letter which calls for the project to begin as soon as possible. Watson recommended making it clear that the Board opposes work during the holiday season and stated she would not vote to begin as soon as possible without consulting with businesses. Chair Schneider voiced agreement to coordinating with the businesses.
• Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (KBPA) - Watson recommended also asking the DDC to present updates to the KBA and Chair Schneider voiced agreement.
• Media Releases - Yamada suggested media releases to update the community about the project and updating the larger community beyond the Board and KBA.
• Final Version - After deliberation the Board agreed to cut the section asking for construction to commence as soon as possible and reworded the last section to read, "We would also appreciate representation from the DDC at our monthly Kaimuki Neighborhood Board meeting to update us and the Kaimuki business community on the progress of construction including details on each phase. Because the construction will be impacting a number of our businesses we would appreciate a plan and timeline presented to our community so that alternate parking can be found in due time."
Gardner moved and Thompson seconded the Motion to adopt the letter as discussed. The Motion WAS ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS VOTE, 11-0-0; (AYE: Thompson, Kang, Dehnavi, Moniz, Gardner, McCutcheon, Schneider, Yamada, Hoe, Pierce, and Watson; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Creation of Board Committees - Chair Schneider suggested forming committees for environmental/resilience and transportation. Chair Schneider suggested that Pierce chair an environmental committee. Discussion followed:
• Planning/Zoning/Environmental - Watson advocated for making a planning, zoning, and environmental committee. Chair Schneider suggested that it be a sub-committee under an environmental/resilience committee.
• Service - Chair Schneider inquired and Pierce responded that she could chair the committee at the pleasure of the Board. Chair Schneider inquired and Watson responded that she was willing to chair the committee.
• Fewer Meetings - Chair Schneider inquired if they should make multiple committees. Pierce stated that she is in favor of fewer meetings. Watson suggested including Biki in an environment committee and Chair Schneider suggested a transportation committee.
• Sunshine Law - Gardner inquired and Coley responded that committees are subject to Sunshine Law. Gardner noted that committees would have to submit an agenda for every committee meeting.
• Permitted Interaction Groups (PIGs) - Gardner suggested making PIGs as needed instead of forming standing committees. Watson noted that standing committees do not have to meet regularly and can wait until they are needed to hold a meeting.
• Aggregating Information - Watson suggested making standing committees to have committee chairs compile and report information to the Board regularly. Pierce voiced opposition to having a single individual aggregate information as information could become skewed. Watson clarified that the committee chairs would not censor information and would only forward information received by them to the Board.
• Deferral - Chair Schneider suggested deferring action until the next meeting after the Board members can consider it more. No committees were formed.
Treasurer's Report - Kang reported a remaining balance of $423.91.
• The next public meeting of the Stormwater Utility Study will be on July 27th, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., virtually. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/9514053405 or Call In: (469) 445-0100 or (470) 869-2200, Meeting ID: 951-405-3405. More information and the agenda at https://www.stormwaterutilityoahu.org/stakeholder-advisory-group
• Next Regular Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Kaimuki Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1177 Koko Head Avenue, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• A candidate forum for State House District 20 is scheduled on Sunday, July 18, 2020 on Zoom.
ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
Submitted by: Jackson Coley, Public Relations Assistant
Reviewed By: Chris Naylon, Community Relations Specialist
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