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October 2023 Minutes




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1. CALL TO ORDER [0:00:02]

Chair Peros called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Quorum WAS established with eight (8) members present. Note: This 13-member board requires seven (7) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.

Board Members Present: Colin Peros, Dallas Ige, Juanita Kawamoto, Beverly Mau, Rusti Onishi, Earl Shiraki, Derek Turbin, and Randolph Hack.

Board Members Absent: Dean McColgan and Darlene Nakayama.

Guests: Captain Chris Miller (HFD); Lieutenant Miura, Sergeant Sarae (HPD); Dominic Dias (BWS); Wai Lee (Citizen Forester Program); Dr. Ulla Hasager (Palolo Pathway Program); Councilmember Calvin Say, Melvia Kawashima, Janel Denny; DFM Deputy Director Warren Mamizuka (Mayor Blangiardi); Evelyn Hee (Representative Sayama); Shirley Kaneshiro (Residents); Logan Hutchinson (NCO). Note: Name not included if not legible or stated for the record. There were approximately 25 total participants.

2. MONTHLY REPORTS [0:00:48]

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) [0:00:48]: Captain Chris Miller gave the report, which a copy of can be found at Should you have any questions, please email the Honolulu Fire Department Community Relations Office at

• September 2023 Statistics: There were no fires, 40 medical emergencies, one (1) motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian, and three (3) motor vehicle crashes/collisions.

• Safety Tip: Fire Prevention Month - The National Fire Protection Association sponsors Fire Prevention Week, which is observed from October 8 to 14, 2023. As the national campaign is promoted throughout the month of October, this year's theme is "Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention. Did you know? Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths. What can you do? The good news is you can prevent most cooking fires and burns. Help keep your family safer with these simple but effective tips. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Watch what you heat. Set a timer to remind you that you are cooking. Have a "kid- and pet-free zone" of at least three feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. For more information, visit

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:03:25].

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) [0:13:03]: Lieutenant Miura reported the following:

• September 2023 Statistics: There were 10 motor vehicle thefts, six (6) burglaries, nine (9) thefts, nine (9) unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), and over 6,300 total calls for service. Further statistical information can be found at

• Safety Tip: Trick or Treating - Secure emergency identification discreetly within costumes or on a bracelet. Everyone should have a flashlight to be seen and to see themselves. Know who your children will be with and have their contact numbers. Young children should always be accompanied by an adult.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:14:42].

Board of Water Supply (BWS) [0:16:25]: Dominic Dias gave the report. There were no main breaks or construction activities to report. BWS will be observing the Imagine a Day Without Water event on Saturday, October 21 from 10;00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A flier for the event can be found at For more information, go to

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:17:49].


4. PRESENTATIONS [0:20:09]

Citizen Forester Program [0:20:44]: Smart Trees Pacific Executive Director Wai Lee presented on the Citizen Forester Program. A copy of the presentation can be viewed at For any questions/concerns, email

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:30:12].

The Palolo Pipeline Program Service Learning [0:38:56]: Dr. Ulla Hasager presented on the Palolo Pipeline Program (PPP). A copy of the presentation can be viewed at For any questions/concerns, email or

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:54:13].

5. BOARD BUSINESS [0:57:15]

Filling of Vacancies - One (1) Subdistrict 2, One (1) Subdistrict 3, One (1) Subdistrict 4 [0:57:15]: No volunteers at this time.

Approval of Regular Meeting Written Summary for Video Record from Wednesday, August 9, 2023 [0:58:13]: Mau MOVED and Hack SECONDED approving the Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Regular Meeting Written Summary for Video Record as written [0:58:24]. Hearing no discussion, the board conducted a voice vote. The motion WAS ADOPTED; 8 - 0 - 0 (Aye: Hack, Ige, Kawamoto, Mau, Onishi, Shiraki, Turbin, Peros; Nay: None; Abstain: None) [0:58:37].


Congressman Ed Case [0:58:52]: No representative present. No report provided.

Councilmember Calvin Say [0:59:00]: Councilmember Say gave his report, which a copy can be found at The link to the District 5 website is

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [1:02:30].

Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative [1:12:15]: Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) Deputy Director Warren Mamizuka gave the report and provided follow-ups to concerns raised previously. The Mayor's Newsletter can be found at To explore career opportunities at the City and County of Honolulu, please visit

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [1:15:53].

Governor Josh Green's Representative [1:25:11]: No representative present. The Governor's October Newsletter can be found at

Representative Jackson Sayama [1:25:28]: Evelyn Hee provided Representative Sayama's newsletter, which a copy of can be found at Hee highlighted two community clean-ups. If you have any questions/concerns, call (808) 586-6900 or email

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [1:26:50].

Senator Les Ihara Jr. [1:31:44]: No representative present. To get in contact with Senator Ihara, email or call (808) 586-6250.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS [1:31:48]

2023 Jarrett Foundation Dinner: The Jarrett Foundation congratulates Dr. Kuba, Jarrett Middle School Principal, for being selected as Hawai'i's Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. Contact Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 Chair Colin Scott Peros ( for more information.

Pukele Stream Cleanup: Volunteers with 808 Cleanups are committed to restoring Hawai'i's natural beauty. Join us every first and third Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM. Contact Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 Chair Colin Scott Peros ( for more information.

Next Meeting: The P lolo Neighborhood Board No.6 is tentatively scheduled to hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM at a location to be determined and online via WebEx. The board will recess its September meeting.

lelo Rebroadcasts: Rebroadcasts of the Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 meetings are scheduled each month on lelo channel 49 for fourth Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and the first and third Sundays at 12:00 p.m. An archive of past meetings may be found on by searching .

Archive: Find an archive of handouts and referenced materials concerning to the P lolo Neighborhood Board No.06 at

8. ADJOURNMENT [1:32:56]: The meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.

Submitted by: Logan Kealoha Hutchinson, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Naomi Hanohano, Community Relations Specialist

Finalized by: Colin Peros, Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 Chair

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