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Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6


August 2021 Minutes





CALL TO ORDER: Chair Frost called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Quorum WAS NOT ESTABLISHED with six (6) members present. Note - This 13-member board requires seven (7) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.

Board Members Present: Jesus Arriola, Joshua Frost, Randy Hack (entered at 7:03 p.m.), Juanita Kawamoto (entered at 7:15 p.m.), Beverly Mau, Dean McColgan, Darlene Nakayama, Benton Pang, and Derek Turbin (entered at 7:10 p.m.).

Board Members Absent: Rusti Onishi, Earl Shiraki.

Guests: Lieutenant Taro Nakamura, Sergeant Adam Lipka (Honolulu Police Department); Dominic Dias (Board of Water Supply); Councilmember Calvin Say; Joy Barua (Mayor's representative); Representative Jackson Sayama; Lindon Valenciano (Neighborhood Assistant) were among the 24 total in attendance.


Honolulu Fire Department (HFD): No representative present. No report given.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD): Lieutenant Taro Nakamura reported the following:

• July 2021 Statistics: 8 motor vehicle thefts, 8 burglaries, 25 thefts, and 7 unauthorized entries into a motor vehicle (UEMV), and 8,030 total calls for service. More information can be found at

• Safety Tip: Back to school safety tips were provided.

Hack entered the meeting at 7:03 p.m.; seven (7) members present. QUORUM WAS ESTABLISHED.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Assault: Hack inquired and Lieutenant Nakamura responded that the sex assault is under investigation.

2. Staffing: McColgan inquired and Lieutenant Nakamura replied that HPD staffing does not look good with many vacancies because of the political climate and projected mass retirements in the US. Sergeant Adam Lipka recommended visiting

Board of Water Supply (BWS): Dominic Dias reported there was a main break 3464 Kalua Road on Thursday, July 1, 2021 and announced the revamped online bill payment portal.

Turbin entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m.; eight (8) members present.

REPORTS OF MEMBERS ATTENDANCE AT OTHER PUBLIC MEETINGS: Turbin reported that he and community members will meet with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Director Alex Kozlov to discuss the Kuahea/Waiomao stabilization project. Chair Frost recommended sharing the meeting's findings.

FILLING OF VACANT BOARD SEATS: There is one (1) vacancy in Subdistrict 2 and one (1) vacancy in Subdistrict 4. There were no volunteers.

Kawamoto entered the meeting at 7:15 p.m.; nine (9) members present.


Councilmember Calvin Say: Councilmember Say provided updates regarding feral chickens and P lolo Valley issues such as Lai Road flooding, Palolo Housing community crime, traffic enforcement, sub surface stream, US Olympic surfing gold medalist Carissa Moore, and the albizia tree removal. Council member Say addressed previous concerns regarding the Ala Wai Golf Course schedule, the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) handout highlighting zoning and the process, and shared a Kuahea/Waiomao land stabilization project update.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: Zoning: McColgan noted requesting a presentation on what is allowed to be built in the neighborhood such as monster homes in order to preserve the neighborhood.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative: Joy Barua, the Department of Community Services (DCS) Deputy Director, introduced himself and provided a brief background.

Governor David Ige's Representative: Catherine Awakuni-Colon shared the newsletter which highlights landlord-tenant issues, Covid-19 information, vaccine distribution, free public school meals, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) plans reopening in-person in September 2021.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: Accuracy: Hack noted the importance for accurate infection information in the community and statewide because inaccurate information raises doubt in credibility.

Representative Jackson Sayama: Representative Sayama reported that the Hawaii eviction moratorium ended, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an eviction protection declaration for those who qualify until Sunday, October 3, 2021 or until Covid-19 numbers goes down, the Mediation Center of the Pacific is providing mediation to come to an agreement, and noted vaccination events. Representative Sayama also shared his future legislation plans regarding catalytic convertors, electric vehicle charging stations, and term limits.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Eviction: Mau inquired and Representative Sayama clarified that the mediation requires four (4) months delinquency and it is a progressive system. Awakuni-Colon added that the CDC protection will continue until the county is no longer in the high category or Sunday, October 3, 2021, whichever comes first. Barua announced another round of the City's Rental & Utility Relief Program will open tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.

2. Incentives: Chair Frost inquired and Representative Sayama replied that they have not seen a significant increase of vaccinations with the vaccination drives and incentives program.

3. Protection: Chair Frost inquired and Representative Sayama replied that the CDC protection is in effect while the county is in the high category. Awakuni-Colon shared that the high category is the ratio of new cases. Hack noted that it is not clear and hopes that clarity will be provided.

Senator Les Ihara Jr.: No representative present. No report given.


City's Rental & Utility Relief Program: Hack reemphasized the City's Rental & Utility Relief Program and noted that there are links on the Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6, Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6 Friends, and P lolo Valley Community on Facebook. Applications open on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Barua noted that nothing else is needed for the initial application. Mau inquired and Barua replied that the tenant needs to apply.


Approval of Minutes from Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Regular Meeting: Hack noted a correction in the meeting's adjournment time. Mau MOVED and Nakayama SECONDED the Motion to Approve the Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes as amended. The Motion PASSED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT; (9-0-0).

Amendments: Page 4 ADJOURNMENT: Strikeout "8:36 p.m." and replace with "9:36 p.m."

Treasurer's Report: Hack shared the Board's allocation and a remaining balance of $329.28.


P lolo Neighborhood Board's Next Meeting: The P lolo Neighborhood Board will recess in September 2021. P lolo Neighborhood Board's Next Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on WebEx.

ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

Submitted by: Lindon Valenciano, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Dylan Whitsell, Community Relations Specialist

Finalized by: Joshua Frost, Chair

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