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  • Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 Agenda - DECEMBER 1, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.

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



December 2022 Agenda



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 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: 2483 740 8123

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. Chinatown 808 "Night In Chinatown" Festival & Parade - Leonard Kam

i. Street closure on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Street closed on Beretania from Aala Street to Maunakea Street.

B. Chinese Chamber of Commerce Chinese New Year's Event - Leonard Kam

i. The event will be held on Friday, January 13, 2022. Street closure will begin prior to start time of 6:00 p.m. King Street will be closed from just before 6:00 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. Busses will be re-routed to Nimitz. Surrounding streets from River, N. Beretania, and Bethel will be closed from 6:00 p.m. until possibly 10:00 p.m. Hotel Street will be closed from 7:00 p.m. and buses traveling in the Ewa direction will be re-routed to Beretania and buses traveling in the Diamond Head direction will be re-routed to Nimitz. Nuuanu will remain open while King Street is closed. Once King Street reopens, Nuuanu will close. Additional event at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza January 13-14, 2022.

C. Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) Updates on New Meeting Location - Lloyd Yonenaka

D. Hallowbaloo Updates on October 2022 Event - Mark Tarone

E. Resolution: Urging the Hawai‘i State Legislature to enact comprehensive tobacco regulations and end the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use - Theresa Ng

F. Resolution: Urging the Hawai'i State Legislature to convene a special session to address community concerns over public safety, government waste, and statutory inconsistency in felony prosecutions as a result of the State v. Obrero decision

IV. PUBLIC CONCERNS (20 minutes; 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. Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative - Ian Santee []

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

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

E. State House (District 25) - Scott Saiki []

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


A. Board of Water Supply - Steven Norstrom

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. Election of Officers [Secretary]

B. Determination of a New Meeting Location

C. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: Thursday, November 3, 2022

D. Consideration of item ‘Board Members Concerns'

E. Future Items for Board Consideration


A. The Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 is recessing their regular meeting in January 2023. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

B. 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 .

C. 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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