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June 2023 Agenda



THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023 AT 6:00 P.M.




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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 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 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. Introduction to the Community: New Owners of Stewbum & Stonewall changed their name to Beach House Beer Co. - Arielle Tavis

B. Introduction to the Community: Drip Studio Coffee Shop on Fort Street - Kelsie Uehara

C. Post-Event Report: Family Promise ‘Keiki Community Fair' - Ryan Catalani

D. Post-Event Report: Cinco De Mayo 2023 - James Tennant

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


A. Motion - Allocation of $1,000 for Downtown-Chinatown Community Outreach Services

B. Motion - Approval of a Downtown Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 Facebook account

C. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: Thursday, April 6, 2023; Thursday, May 4, 2023

D. Board Concerns: proposed policy revisions provided to the Neighborhood Commission for their adoption, together with the Pearl City Neighborhood Board's adopted Resolution addressing this issue. Also portions of such proposed policies and the Sunshine Law (HRS 92-9 and HRS 92-3.7) together with the Neighborhood Plan's requirement for written minutes.

E. Resolution - Requesting the Honolulu City Council to conduct a public hearing and vote on Resolution 23-82 relating to Council pay raises

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

A. Governor Josh Green's Representative - Shawn Hamamoto []

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

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. The Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 is scheduled to hold its next meeting on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

B. 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. Find a monthly archive of handouts and referenced materials related 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

All written testimony must be received in the Neighborhood Commission Office 48 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 to: Neighborhood Commission Office, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160, Honolulu, HI 96817, fax (808) 768-3711, or email

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact Dylan Buck at (808) 768-3715, or by e-mailing as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate/accessible formats.

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