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  • Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 Agenda - FEBRUARY 2, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

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



February 2023 Agenda



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.



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: 2487 553 5554

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. Filling of Vacancy - One (1) At-Large: Residents interested in filling a vacant board seat must bring current proof of residency to the board meeting or contact Neighborhood Assistant Dylan Buck ( to verify residency in advance.

B. Election of Officers [Secretary]


A. Discussion regarding a potential new venue for arts/music festivals off of the streets of Chinatown but still in the Chinatown district/area: Mayor Rick Blangiardi & Managing Director Mike Formby

B. Hallowballoo - Updates on Event: Mark Tarone

C. Police Week - ‘Walk for the Fallen': Street closures from HPD Main Station on Beretania Street to Richards Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023: Sergeant Darryl Jones

D. Motion - To support (1) Painting a mural in Smith Beretania Park (a wall behind the basketball court and the 2 basketball court backboards), and (2) Heart of Honolulu Street Festival on Nuuanu Ave from Chaplain Lane to Hotel Street, King Street, and to Pauahi Street, ( blocks on either side of Nuuanu Avenue) event is from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023: Sandra Pohol

E. Motion - To support the Fort Street Mall Affordable Senior Rentals 201H Application: Isaiah Sato

F. HPU 2023 Crime and the Chinatown-Downtown Neighborhood: Professor Jennifer Merkel

G. Resolution - Urging the Hawai‘i State Legislature to enact comprehensive tobacco regulations and end the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use: Theresa NG (Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii's Youth Council)

V. PUBLIC CONCERNS (20 minutes; two (2) minutes for each speaker for issues not on the agenda)

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

A. Governor Josh Green's Representative

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

C. City Council (District 6) - Tyler Dos Santos-Tam []

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

E. State House (District 26) - 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 Improvement District - Lee Stack

E. Neighborhood Citizen Patrol - Kevin Lye

F. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)


A. Resolution - Opposing Representative Holt's and Representative Mizuno's proposal to approve gambling halls on O'ahu: Robert Armstrong

B. Motion - Community Outreach funding of up to $1,000 dollars to be used for a cleanup of areas within the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 District

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

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

E. Future Items for Board Consideration


A. The Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 is scheduled to hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ke'elikolani Middle School Cafeteria.

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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