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Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board Meeting August 2019 Minutes
THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019
ONE ALOHA TOWER, MULTI PURPOSE ROOM 2
CALL TO ORDER - Chair Pro Tem Shubert-Kwock called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Quorum was estab-lished with nine members present. Note: This nine-member Board requires five members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.
Board Members Present - Robert Armstrong, Roxie-Anne Kamoshida, James Logue, Kevin Lye, Sandy Ma, Kevin McDonald, Dolores Mollring, Willis Moore, and Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock
Board Members Absent - None
Guests - Lieutenant Pamela Liu and Sergeant Stephen Keogh (Honolulu Police Department); Captain Russell Youth (Honolulu Fire Department); Alexander Zannes (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's representative); Kim Ribellia (Councilmember Carol Fukunaga's office); Diana Ronquillo (Senator Karl Rhoads' office); Damien Elefante (Governor David Ige's representative); Greg Payton (Safe Haven); Lee Stack (Chinatown Improvement District); Fran Butera (Chinatown Watch); Nicole Reid (Arts, Culture, Merchants, Etc.); Pat Lee (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation); Brandi Crabbe (Hawaiian Electric); Nancy Ortiz (Cinco De Mayo); Allan Silva (Children and Youth Day); Steve Lohse, Kainoa Adolpho, Linda Ishihara, John Kuamoa, Amy Luo-Xu, Sandra Pohl, Ronald Higa, Robert Higgins, Justin Barfield, Martin Trevino, James Tennant, Ra Long (community members); Harry Cho (Neighborhood Commission Office). Name was not included if not legible on the sign-in sheet.
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
Neighborhood Citizen Patrol (NCP) - Mollring reported that the NCP has been patrolling every Tuesday night and taking photos of items and areas of concern.
Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - Captain Youth reported the following:
• July 2019 Statistics: There was 1 structure fire, 6 nuisance fires, 11 activated alarms with no fire, 150 medical emergencies, 2 motor vehicle crashes/collisions, and 2 ocean rescues.
• Safety Tip: Safety tips were given on cooking/grilling safety.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD) - Sgt. Keough and Lt. Liu reported the following:
• June 2019 Statistics: There were 8 motor vehicle thefts, 4 burglaries, 46 thefts, 10 unauthorized entries into
motor vehicles (UEMV), 15 assaults, 4 sex assaults, 8 drug offenses, and 2,297 total calls for service.
• Safety Tip: Safety tips were given on robbery prevention.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Sex Assaults: Mollring raised concerns with a high number of sex assaults occurring in Chinatown.
2. Pan Handling: Lye demonstrated on-screen and raised concerns about panhandlers frequenting the grassy median strips at the intersection of Vineyard Boulevard and Pali Highway (and their encroachment to Kamali‘i Mini Park) and inquired if any statues were being violated.
3. Legislation: McDonald asked what legislation Neighborhood Board 13 can support to help HPD enforce the sit-lie law and homelessness.
4. Homeless: A community member raised concerns about homeless sleeping in front of homes, lobbies, and businesses.
5. Cameras: A community member stated that all the security cameras in Chinatown need to be working and monitored.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS - Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer.
Mollring nominated Shubert-Kwock and Lye nominated McDonald for Chair. Hearing no other nominations, the board took a roll-call vote. McDonald was elected Chair, 7-2-0 (McDonald: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Logue, Lye, Ma, McDonald, Moore; Shubert-Kwock: Mollring, Shubert-Kwock; Abstain: None).
Shubert-Kwock passed the gavel to McDonald.
Community Recognition - Members of the community were recognized by Shubert-Kwock.
Shubert-Kwock then verbally announced her resignation from NB 13 and left the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Eight members present.
McDonald nominated Lye and Ma nominated Logue for Vice-Chair. Hearing no other nominations, the board took a roll-call vote. Election of vice-chair was deferred to the next meeting as no candidate received a majority of votes, 4-4-0 (Lye: Armstrong, Lye, McDonald, Moore; Logue: Kamoshida, Logue, Ma, Mollring; Abstain: None).
Mollring nominated Kamoshida for Secretary. Hearing no other nominations, the board elected Kamoshida as secretary by unanimous consent, 7-0-1 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: Lye).
Mollring nominated Ma for Treasurer. Hearing no other nominations, the board elected Ma as treasurer by unanimous consent, 8-0-0 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: None).
INITIAL CONVENING - Determination of location, date, time, rules of speaking, and lelo video recording.
Logue moved and McDonald seconded to keep the meeting location, date, time, rules of speaking, and lelo video recording unchanged for fiscal year 2020. The motion was adopted by unanimous consent, 8- 0-0 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: None).
Governor David Ige's Representative - Damien Elefante reported the following:
• Follow-up on Bills: Senate Bills (SB) 567 and 1124 relating to mental health passed, and SB 301 relating to real estate investment taxes was vetoed by the Governor.
• Capitol Connections: This month's Capitol Connections highlights the new laws that are moving forward on the state's key issues, hurricane preparedness, and the historical significance of Washington Place.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Grants-in-Aid: Armstrong asked if Governor Ige is re-doing the grants-in-aid process and why funds have not been distributed to the non-profit organizations.
2. Bills: Logue asked what the effective date for the mental health bills are. Representative Holt clarified that the bills went into effect July.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's representative - Alexander Zannes reported the following:
• Follow-up on Concerns:
o Walgreens Bus Stop: Department of Transportation Services (DTS) stated that they are examining the feasibility of moving the existing seats at the bus stop on Hotel Street and Union Mall away from the Walgreens building. Please be aware, however, that DTS must consider a number of factors when determining the ultimate placement of the seats. For example, the seats must not in any way impede the flow of pedestrian traffic along the sidewalk, must be placed at a safe distance away from the roadway, and must provide sufficient clearances to conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility.
o Smith/Hotel Street Bus Stop: DTS stated that they previously explained to NB 13 the health and safety reasons that prompted the removal of the bus stop benches at Smith and Hotel Streets. DTS may be willing to replace the benches at this location if NB 13 agrees to adopt and maintain the bus stops at which the replacement benches will be installed. Interested Neighborhood Board members may contact Coreen Blanco of DTS at (808) 768-8375 for information on DTS' Bus Stop Volunteer Program.
o Kekaulike Mall Demarcation Line: HPD stated that District 1 (Central Honolulu) officers check almost every day for vendor violations on Kekaulike Mall, North King Street, and Hotel Street. Vendors in violation of city ordinances are cited. Demarcation lines on Kekaulike Street were placed there by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). This was done at the request of community advocate and Neighborhood Board member Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock. This demarcation line indicates 48 inches from the buildings on Kekaulike Mall and indicates to the shop owners how far out they may place their goods for sale. HPD does not paint demarcation lines. Painting of demarcation lines should be referred to the Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) or DPR.
o Kekaulike Mall Planter Boxes: DPR stated that Kekaulike Mall planter boxes may have been installed by the Friends of Kekaulike Mall. DTS was not involved with the boxes. DFM stated that the existing, above-ground planters are not under the jurisdiction of the DFM. As such, the DFM does not have any objection to their removal and disposal as deemed necessary by DPR who has authority over the use and maintenance of City and County of Honolulu malls.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Adopting a Bus Stop: McDonald asked for clarification of the process for adopting a bus stop.
2. Loading Zone: Ma relayed a request from a business owner who asked if a loading zone can be authorized in front of BIC Tacos on Merchant Street.
3. Mushroom Seat Bus Stop: Moore requested a more concrete answer as to why DTS hasn't taken action regarding the bus stop seating at Hotel Street/Union Mall.
4. Honolulu 311 App: Lye stated that the expected geo-tagging feature for reporting abandoned vehicles did not appear to be present when the app was needed during a recent Citizen Patrol, and asked for a brief introduction or refresher for the community in September about the app and its functions.
5. DTS Representative: The board requested that a DTS representative attend the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board meeting on September 5, and every other month thereafter, to provide an update on re-paving of streets, complete streets, bulb-outs, street closure permits, and bus concerns.
Moore moved and Armstrong seconded to request a DTS representative to attend the board meeting every other month, alternating with the representative from Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).
Agenda: Pat Lee of HART requested to remain on the agenda each month as updates pertinent to the district will be provided.
Moore withdrew his motion.
Moore moved and McDonald seconded to request a DTS representative to attend the board meeting every other month to provide updates. The motion was adopted by unanimous consent, 8-0-0 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: None).
Senator Karl Rhoads - Dianna Ronquillo reported the following:
• Rat Infestation: Senator Rhoads reported to the Department of Health about the rat infestation problem along Nu‘uanu Stream and Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Ms. Gracelda Simmons, Environmental Health Program Manager, responded that they are working with the City's various departments and agencies who have a role in the monitoring and abatement of rodents in Chinatown. Also, the Vector Control Branch will provide assistance to the City on laying out traps, abatement, and developing long-range plans to mitigate the existing rodent problem.
• Fort Street Mall Fountains: A constituent reported that the water fountains along Fort Street Mall were broken. Senator Rhoads reported this to the City and they responded that a work order to repair all four of the fountains has been initiated.
• Maunakea Liquor & Grocery: Senator Rhoads wrote a letter to the editor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about the Maunakea Liquor & Grocery problem, which was attached to the handout.
• Bills: A list of bills that were passed by Senator Rhoads was distributed to the board and public.
House Representative Daniel Holt - Representative Holt reported the following:
• Follow-up on Questions: Representative Holt responded to Armstrong's earlier question regarding grants-in-aid and clarified that the process can be lengthy, provided a response to Logue's question regarding mental health bills, and clarified that both Acts were effective as of 1 July 2019.
• Chinatown Funding: The Chinatown Improvement District (CID) was awarded $15,000 to improve security efforts, and the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center in partnership with HPD received $90,000. These are matching funds that were donated by Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association to improve Chinatown.
• Hawaii Senior Center: Representative Holt is working to get air conditioning for the Pauahi Elderly Housing.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Game Rooms: Logue asked about a bill regarding game rooms. Representative Holt stated that the bill would have increased the penalty for those operating illegal game rooms. The bill died but will be resubmitted next session.
2. Grants: Armstrong raised concerns with non-profits not receiving their funding yet, especially for those that help school students.
3. Census: Ma encouraged the community to participate in the census.
Councilmember Carol Fukunaga - Kimberly Ribellia reported the following:
• Reducing Alcohol Density: In recent months, it has been disappointing to see that no action was taken on Maunakea Liquor and Grocery's license revocation (May 2019), and relatively modest penalties were imposed for violations adjudicated in July 2019. Councilmember Fukunaga and her staff are now researching actions taken by other municipalities to reduce alcohol density through zoning or public nuisance ordinances. States and localities can reduce alcohol outlet density in at least 4 ways: Limit the number of alcohol outlets per specific geographic unit, limit the number of outlets per population, establish a cap on the percentage of retail alcohol outlets per total retail businesses in a geographic area, and limit the location and operating hours of alcohol outlets. In addition to these possibilities, localities may use land-use powers to limit, deny, or remove permission to sell alcohol from existing outlets.
• Ordinance 19-3 Transient Vacation Units (TVU) Regulation Update: Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) enforcement of Ordinance 19-3 went into effect on 1 August 2019. The ordinance's main features include the following:
o Allow a limited number of new Bed and Breakfast Homes (B&B) in non-resort areas under a new registration process, with annual renewal required.
o Continue to prohibit Transient Vacation Units, or "unhosted" rentals in non-resort areas, unless the dwelling has a Nonconforming Use Certificate (NUC).
o Regulate hosting platforms, such as Expedia or Airbnb, and require monthly reports to be filed with DPP, which will share the information with the City Council.
o Make illegal any form of advertising of short-term rentals which are not in compliance with zoning regulations as provided in Ordinance 19-3.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Maunakea Liquor: McDonald raised concerns that the liquor commission is not enforcing the violations of Maunakea Liquor. Logue raised concerns that the deaths that occurred in front of Maunakea Liquor & Grocery were not brought up at the Honolulu Liquor Commission hearing.
2. Cameras: A community member suggested that HPD work with HTA to receive funding for the security cameras.
Congressman Ed Case - Chad Wolke reported the following:
• H.R. 2740: The Defense provisions of this nearly $1 trillion bill clearly reflect that the House shares Congressman Case's prioritization of the Asia-Pacific region. Hawaii is in a forward position in this area and it is home to the United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). It is the largest combatant command in terms of area of responsibility and assets, but it needs additional resources, and this bill helps to deal with that need. Harbors in Hawaii will receive funding assistance; Native Hawaiian programs in the areas of healthcare and education and the East-West Center on the grounds of the University of Hawaii will also receive assistance from this bill.
• Census: The United States Census Bureau is currently hiring. The census not only helps with re-districting but also determines federal funding for many programs. A handout was provided.
• Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans: Blue Water Navy Veterans are now entitled to a presumption of services connection for conditions related to Agent Orange Exposure. This extension of the presumption is a result of Public Law 116-23 [the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019], signed into law on 25 June 2019. The law takes effect 1 January 2020. A handout was provided.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. World War II: Logue asked for an update regarding legislation about World War II-era Chinese-Americans. Wolke clarified that it was passed.
2. Immigration: McDonald asked for an update from Congressman Case on immigration and human trafficking.
3. Pacific Islands Caucus: Armstrong asked for an update on the Pacific Islanders Caucus. Wolke stated that Congressman Case is a founding member and co-chair of this group. It was created to educate members of Congress and their staffs on the importance of the Pacific Islands and the issues they face.
Resident and Community Concerns:
• Empty Stores: McDonald raised concerns with empty store fronts that are vandalized and which also invite criminal activity. A community member noted that the City owns around 40% of the property in Chinatown and the need to take better care of their properties.
• Streets: A community member raised concerns with the condition of our streets.
Hawaiian Electric Company - Brandi Crabbe reported that the work that was scheduled for three nights on North King Street and Maunakea Street was completed in one night and is already finished. Testing will be conducted on Kekaulike Street on Friday 2 August 2019 in front of the transformer. The Fort Street Mall project will begin in October.
Hawaii Children and Youth Day - Allan Silva reported that the event will be held on Sunday 6 October 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the State Capitol and the surrounding Capitol District. Punchbowl Street, between King Street and Beretania Street, will be temporarily closed for the event from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day.
Moore moved and McDonald seconded to support the Hawaii Children and Youth Day event. The motion was adopted by unanimous consent, 8-0-0 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: None).
Cinco de Mayo Block Party- Nancy Ortiz reported that the event was a success. Liquor services were stopped at 10:00 p.m. There were security and special-duty HPD officers. Clean up was completed with extra street-cleaning. Roads were opened at approximately 12:00 a.m. A noise violation was given a few days after the event. The event was able to donate to the Rotary Club of Honolulu Pau Hana. The event attracted new and returning patrons.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
1. Noise Violation: McDonald asked why the noise violation was given days after the event and not the day of. Lohse of the Chinatown Gateway Plaza raised concerns with the DJ booth right under a residential building.
2. Event: A community member mentioned that the event was very well coordinated and thanked Ortiz.
Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair - Sandra Pohl reported that the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will take place on Saturday 5 October 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between Nu‘uanu Avenue and Pauahi Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Logue moved and McDonald seconded to support the Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair event.
• DJ Booth: Lye asked if a DJ booth would be positioned adjacent to Chinatown Gateway Plaza and was assured that it would not.
• Sound Limits: A community member asked for clarification of the sound limits for such events; referral was made to the Honolulu Liquor Commission.
The motion was adopted by unanimous consent, 8-0-0 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, Ma, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: None).
Resolution to Honolulu Liquor Commission - Logue chose not to introduce Resolution 2019-004 [Resolution requesting Honolulu Liquor Commission to implement a geographic exclusion zone for future liquor license approvals within a subset of Chinatown].
First Friday Event for June/July 2019 - Nicole Reid reported that street closure occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Hotel Street between Smith Street and Nu‘uanu Avenue, with approximately 250 street-patrons served beer and wine only. ACME has been working with the city to try to close the streets a little earlier to accommodate the "pau hana" crowd. So far, 12 murals have been created by local artists. The preliminary permits were approved for September through December 2019, pending the public outreach requirement. An overview of the event and costs were also provided.
Safe Haven - Greg Payton reported that the grand total of placements to date for the year through July 2019 is 75. In 2019 there have been 600 unduplicated homeless people who have utilized the P n wai Rest Stop, with approximately 36,000 total visits. The public is welcome to donate any hygiene products.
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) - Pat Lee reported that the core systems component (which includes the maintenance and storage facility in Waipahu, the 80 rail cars and all the automated communication and control systems on the guideway, the stations, and the vehicles) is 62% complete. The train car shell structure is made of 100% aluminum, 64 feet long, 14 feet high, and 10 feet wide, with a maximum four-car capacity of 800 passengers, which is equivalent to ten city buses. There are 188 seats on every four-car train, with priority seating for seniors and those with disabilities. Trains also come equipped with air conditioning, closed-circuit security cameras, emergency call boxes, audible announcements and visual announcement boards, free Wi-Fi, and space for surfboards, coolers, luggage, strollers, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The automated, driverless rail cars success-fully passed the fire testing last month, and all cars will be fitted with stainless steel and fire-retardant flooring materials that will be paid for by the manufacturer Hitachi Rail. The modification adds about 200 additional pounds to the rail cars, which would not significantly alter their performance or energy consumption. Train cars will be modified and shipped here to Oahu in time for the interim opening of limited revenue passenger service, planned for the fall of next year. The interim service will span the first ten miles of the rail route and nine stations from the Kualakai rail station at East Kapolei near the Kroc Center through Waipahu, Pearl City, and Aiea to the Halawa rail station at Aloha Stadium. Interim revenue service will utilize four 4-car trains with two spare trains for the limited service.
Once up and running, rail will provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation option for commuting which will become an important component of the city's public transit system, serving the needs of the people of Honolulu. For more information on the rail project, please visit the HART website at www.honolulutransit.org, call the project hotline at (808) 566-2299, or email a question to email@example.com.
Chinatown Business and Community Association (CBCA) - Mollring reported that the CBCA held its monthly meeting on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at Golden Palace. On the agenda was a protest rally regarding Maunakea Liquor & Grocery (MKL); although the community followed due process and testified at the pertinent agenda item on 16 May 2019 for cause not to renew MKL's license, the chair of HLC announced that no vote would take place on this matter. No schedule was made to deliberate or vote on this matter in June; on 6 June 2019, an adjudication regarding MKL was postponed until 25 July 2019. No revocation apropos to MKL was announced and it appeared that all 100 testimonies from the community and a petition of 80 signatures were ignored in that hearing. CBCA subsequently mounted a rally against HLC on 25 July 2019.
A ceremony was held on 13 July 2019 to bless the two power washers donated by the Lieutenant Governor's (LG) H4 to help the City clean up the streets. It was organized and funded by CBCA and included a Chinese lion dance as well as a Buddhist ceremony conducted by Sifus Ernie Loo and Kimo Wong. The was attended by LG Green, some representatives from the City, and some members of NB 13. This event was captured by KITV.
On 24 July 2019, CBCA helped organize a press conference for Hawaii Tourism Association (HTA) and Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association to donate matching funds to assist the homeless in their recovery programs. Chinatown Improvement District (CID) also received $15,000 for private security to assist property owners and merchants. CBCA monitors Chinatown daily to help keep Chinatown safe by reporting issues to the City and HPD. CBCA continues to work on these pending issues: cameras, trash, sidewalk encroachment and safety, handicap-friendly curbing, sit-lie enforcement, safe zones, rehabilitation of our substance-abused folks, relocation of River of Life and Safe Haven to Kuwili Hygiene Center, graffiti, opposition of extra cheap parking for profit-making car shares and requesting that BIKI pays for parking, and building commercial parking stalls at A ala Park. DTS needs to address unannounced street closures bypassing NB 13. The next CBCA Chinatown Dim Sum Meeting is on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Golden Palace. $5 donation requested for dim sum breakfast; all interested parties are welcome to our open meeting.
Chinatown Improvement District (CID) - Lee Stack reported that CID received a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association to supplement the community patrol project; this will enable an expansion of the days and hours of services. We are continuing to develop the River Street Beautification Project, and Kainoa Adolpho is working on the latest update of our signature Restaurant and Business Directory. This is a free resource available for viewing and downloading from our website www.cidchinatownhawaii.org which lists and locates all of the street-level businesses within the district as well as ATM locations, public restrooms, parking facilities, etc.
Chinatown Watch - Fran Butera reported the following:
• Security for Chinatown Properties: The City's budget for fiscal year 2020 includes $250,000 for private security guards to patrol City-owned properties in Chinatown. Mahalo nui to Councilmember Fukunaga for introducing the budget amendment and getting it to the finish line. Funding is available effective Monday 1 July 2019. As $250,000 is a modest sum for an area this size, it is essential that the City plan ahead how to spend the money wisely. We urge the City to coordinate with HPD and with existing private security patrols, such as the one organized by CID, to support and amplify each other's efforts. For public safety, it is crucial that the guards patrol outdoors in the public spaces (sidewalks, streets, parks, etc.) around the city-owned buildings—not just inside or within the footprint of the buildings.
• Maunakea Liquor & Grocery License Renewal: At the Thursday 16 May 2019 Honolulu Liquor Commission hearing, Chinatown Watch joined the chorus of voices opposing license renewal for Maunakea Liquor & Grocery. Scores of Chinatown merchants, residents, property owners, community groups, our Neighborhood Board, Senator Rhoads, Councilmember Fukunaga, HPD, and even Mayor Caldwell himself petitioned for the license revocation, citing this liquor store's long-standing pattern of behaviors harmful to our community. This was a remarkable show of unity toward a safer, cleaner Chinatown! The process is now playing out at the administrative level. We pray for an outcome that truly supports our community's best interests.
• Problems Persist: While these positive developments give us hope for the future, our present is a daily struggle. Chinatown citizens continue to report and document the problems that inevitably result when service-resistant homeless/mentally ill/addicts and criminals roam about freely among the shopkeepers, residents, visitors and workers in our district. The newly funded security patrol is urgently needed as an emergency measure on the ground now, while we wait for the City and State to craft a coherent response to the public health and safety nightmare Downtown-Chinatown faces each day.
• To the City Administration: The community would like that City to begin immediately to fund private security patrols for Chinatown, with special emphasis on the known crime zones surrounding the homeless services and liquor stores. Provide all additional funding needed to support HPD in protecting Chinatown's citizens. Close the Pauahi Street hygiene center and relocate Safe Haven out of Chinatown. Fast-track your negotiations with River of Life Mission so they may move their feeding operation to lwilei this year. Close the liquor stores that sell alcohol and drugs to the homeless and mentally ill substance abusers who congregate in disproportionately high numbers in Chinatown.
• To Chinatown Residents, Merchants, Shoppers, Property Owners, and Visitors: Call 911 to report violations. Don't think you're inconveniencing the police by calling. They want you to call 911. Doing so gets the violations into their database and helps HPD help you. Talk to your neighbors about the problems. Encourage them to call 911, too. Post incidents anonymously to ChinatownWatch.com. Please encourage your neighbors to post, too. It's an unofficial but visible way to build our community's case for more support. Please note that posting to ChinatownWatch.com is not a substitute for calling 911. To order Chinatown Watch window signs for your business, go to ChinatownWatch.com, click the About link, then send a message via the Contact link. Please allow a few days for a response as the site is run by volunteers. Get some neighbors together to meet with the HPD's Community Policing Team (CPT). Call the CPT office at (808) 732-3927. A strong community partnership with HPD is good for everyone. Merchants and property owners, please join the Chinatown Improvement District's neighborhood security patrol. Call Lee Stack at (808) 589-9927, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: www.cidchinatown hawaii.org. Support legislation to fund private security patrols for Downtown-Chinatown's public spaces. Contact Councilmember Fukunaga's office for details; email email@example.com or call (808) 768- 5006.
APPROVAL OF THURSDAY 6 JUNE 2019 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - McDonald moved and Logue seconded to defer the approval of the Thursday 6 June 2019 regular meeting minutes. The motion was adopted 7-0-1 (Aye: Armstrong, Kamoshida, Lye, Logue, McDonald, Mollring, Moore; Nay: None; Abstain: Ma).
• Next Meeting - The next meeting of the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board 13 is scheduled for Thursday 5 September 2019 at Hawaii Pacific University, One Aloha Tower Drive, Multi-Purpose Room 2 at 6:00 p.m.
• Neighborhood Citizen Patrol - The Neighborhood Citizen Patrol meets each Tuesday on the Diamond Head side of Kukui Plaza at 8:00 p.m. Please join the patrol and support its efforts to express service and pride in our Downtown-Chinatown community.
• lelo - Rebroadcasts of Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board 13 meetings are scheduled on lelo channel 49 for every third Thursday at 9:00 p.m., as well as 6:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. An archive of past meetings may be found on http://olelo.org/olelonet/; select and expand from the list of On Demand categories on this page and then manually scroll to find listings for playback of meetings.
ADJOURNMENT - McDonald adjourned the meeting at 8:38 p.m.
Initial draft by Harry Cho, Public Relations Assistant
Reviewed by NB 13 Secretary Roxie-Anne Kamoshida, Kevin Lye, and Kevin McDonald
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