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August 2023 Agenda



THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

Ke'elikolani Middle School Cafeteria

1302 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI 96813


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: 2488 333 4322

Password: NB13 (6213 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone: +1(408) 418-9388 [United States toll]

Rules of Speaking: Anyone wishing to speak is asked to raise their hand, and when recognized by the Chair, to address comments to the Chair. All dialogue at the meeting will be conducted by use of the microphone. Those joining the meeting on WebEx are reminded to mute their speakers until they wish to be recognized by the Chair. Anyone not following these rules will be ruled out of order by the Chair. Those providing presentations to the Board are encouraged to do so via a PowerPoint presentation, with a projector and provide handouts for the board and the community. The public concerns and comments are limited to two (2) minutes each. Please silence all electronic devices. 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.

Note: The Board may take action on any agenda item. As required by the State Sunshine Law (HRS 92), specific issues not noted on this agenda cannot be voted on, unless allowed for under HRS 92. A majority vote (5) of this 9-member Board is required to meet quorum requirements.


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

A. Honolulu Fire Department

B. Honolulu Police Department


A. Resolution 2023-006: Regarding Preliminary Social Media Tenets for the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13

B. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: Thursday, May 4, 2023; Thursday, June 1, 2023; Thursday, July 6, 2023

C. Amendments to Adopted Regular Meeting Minutes: December 2021 through March 2023

IV. PRESENTATIONS (30 minutes each)

A. Board of Water Supply Proposed 5-Year Rate Increases - Ernie Lau (Manager and Chief Engineer)

B. Governor's Emergency Housing Proclamation - Nani Medeiros (Chief Housing Officer)


A. Resolution 2023-009: Generally Supportive of the Governor's Emergency Proclamation Relating to Housing

B. Resolution 2023-007: To Prevent Trash Pick Up in Waikiki Before 6:00 A.M.

C. Resolution 2023-008: Continuing Support for Kauhale Respite Resources in Downtown Honolulu

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

VII. 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 Santo-Tam []

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

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

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

VIII. MONTHLY REPORTS (Three (3) minutes each)

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, September 7, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Ke'elikolani Middle School and virtually via Webex.

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 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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