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  • Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 Agenda - OCTOBER 11, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.

With Permission / Courtesy of: City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office

Downtown / Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13


October 2022 Agenda



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.

Kapalama Hale Room 277

925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160 Honolulu, HI 96817


This meeting location is open to public participation.

Other available options include participating by computer, phone or by video system.

WebEx and phone-in instructions are as follows:

Meeting Link:

Meeting Number / Access Code: 2489 308 1838

Password: NB13 (6213 from phones and video systems)

Join by Phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Requisite precautions to mitigate disease transmission during the meeting will be enforced by the sergeant at arms. If you are not comfortable attending the meeting in person, the Neighborhood Commission website accepts written testimony readily, as described in the boxed information at the foot of this agenda document.

To maintain meeting efficiency, persons within the gallery wishing to speak aloud regarding items on the agenda below must make all reasonable efforts to queue with appropriate distancing near the guest microphone before the prior speaker has completed his or her presentation or statements. Alternative means of submitting questions without approaching the microphone are available; please be mindful of advisements about such by the Chair.

When recognized by the Chair, advance from the queue, approach the microphone while following distancing precautions, and avoid touching or adjusting the microphone. Kindly address your comments to the Chair; speakers are afforded up to two (2) minutes on any agenda item unless otherwise directed by the Chair.

The meeting may be recorded for viewing on lelo. To ensure that all verbal comments remain audible, please speak towards the designated microphone to enable your message to be heard during rebroadcasts of the meeting. Please silence all electronic devices while within the meeting venue.

To permit sufficient time for questions, those giving reports are urged to keep their presentations under three (3) minutes unless otherwise advised. Board Members shall adhere to speaking limits per Board protocol.


II. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS (five (5) minutes each)

A. Honolulu Fire Department

B. Honolulu Police Department


A. Update on Central Fire Station - Acting Assistant Chief, Kevin Mokulehua

B. Honolulu City Lights - City & County of Honolulu and Friends of Honolulu City Lights

i. The King Street parade route will be closed progressively at approximately 6 p.m. King Street will reopen progressively when the last parade unit leaves the staging area. Reopening of staging area, which is on King Street between Liliha Street and River Street, begins approximately at 7:15 p.m. and reopening progresses to Richards Street. King Street between Punchbowl and Alapa i Street will remain closed until approximately 9:30 p.m. During this closure, eastbound traffic will be detoured makai to Punchbowl Street. King Street should be entirely reopened by 10 p.m.

C. La Kuoko'a 2023 - Sabina Kupa

i. To ensure the holidays and historical events of our past in Hawaii is back again like any other culture, state, or country. La Kuoko'a is November 28th and I'm organizing to close S. King St. For a Ho'olaulea Block Party to celebrate Hawaii's Independence Day. This will be the portion between Iolani palace and the King Kamehameha statue. I will be working with Iolani palace and Kawaiahao Church for this day and is starting the process with your committee. This event is for 2023 and I'm seeking for general support so I can proceed with road closure permits, DNLR, and other state offices to ensure this can be an annual event.

D. A Sustainable Maritime Mobility Solution for Coastal Communities - David Uchiyama

E. Cap Park Presentation - Senator Karl Rhoads

i. To determine the cost of placing an overpass over the H-1 freeway to extend between Nu'uanu Stream and Queen Emma Street that would reduce traffic noise pollution and be used as a park or other community use purpose.

IV. PUBLIC CONCERNS (two (2) minutes for each speaker for issues not on the agenda)

V. ELECTED OFFICIALS (five (5) minutes each)

A. Governor David Ige's Representative

B. U.S. Congressman Ed Case's Representative - Johnson Pham []

C. Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative - Ian Santee []

D. City Council (District 6) - Carol Fukunaga []

E. State Senate (District 13) - Karl Rhoads []

F. State House (District 26) - Scott Saiki []

G. State House (District 28) - Daniel Holt []

VI. MONTHLY REPORTS (two (2) minutes each)

A. Board of Water Supply (BWS) - Steven Norstom

B. Safe Haven - Greg Payton []

C. Chinatown Business Community Association (CBCA) - Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock

D. Chinatown Citizen Patrol - Eric Wong and Christina Whinnery

E. Chinatown Improvement District - Lee Stack

F. Neighborhood Citizen Patrol - Kevin Lye

G. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)


A. Elections of Officers [Secretary]

B. Consideration of a New Meeting Location

C. Consideration of Additional Positions and Appointments [Parliamentarian, Sergeant-at-Arms]

D. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: Thursday, September 1, 2022

E. Treasurer's Report

F. Consideration of item ‘Board Member Concerns'

G. Consideration of item ‘Future Items for Board Consideration'


A. The Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 is scheduled to hold their next meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

B. This month the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Citizen Patrol will depart at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from the Diamond Head Tower lobby of Kukui Plaza [GPS: 1261 Fort Street]. Please bring a friend and a camera, join the patrol, and help identify areas of concern within our Downtown-Chinatown community to share with our public safety and elected officials. The patrol normally convenes at this same time and location on the second Tuesday of each month and will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

C. lelo - Rebroadcasts of Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 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 by searching on .

D. Archive - Find an archive of handouts and referenced materials apropos to Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board 13 at:


A mailing list is maintained for interested persons and agencies to receive this board's agenda and minutes. Additions, corrections, and deletions to the mailing list may be directed to the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) at Kap lama Hale, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, by telephone on (808) 768-3710, fax (808) 768-3711, or e-mailing

Agenda documents and minutes are also available online at

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability or an interpreter for a language other than English, please call Neighborhood Assistant Dylan Buck on (808) 768-3715, or by e-mailing between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at least three (3) business days before the scheduled meeting. It may not be possible to fulfill requests received after this date.

All written testimony must be received in the Neighborhood Commission Office forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. If within 48 hours of the meeting, written and/or oral testimony may be submitted directly to the board at the meeting. If submitting written testimony, please note the Board and agenda item(s) your testimony concerns. Send such to the Neighborhood Commission Office, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160, Honolulu, HI 96817, fax (808) 768-3711, or email

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