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  • Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 Agenda - SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

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



September 2023 Agenda



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 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]

Meeting Materials: Find a monthly archive of handouts and referenced materials concerning to the Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 at:

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 microphones when not recongized by the Chair, and use the raise hand function when 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. To permit sufficient time for questions, those giving reports are urged to keep their presentations under three (3) minutes unless otherwise advised. The public concerns, questions, and comments are limited to two (2) minutes each. The Board questions and comments are limited to one (1) minute each.

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 (5 minutes each)

A. Honolulu Fire Department

B. Honolulu Police Department

III. PRESENTATIONS (15 minutes each)

A. Hawaii Energy's ‘Energy Advantage Program' - Dan Mestas (Principal Development Engineer)

B. Autumn Moon & Lantern Festival: Smith-Beretania Park on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Lee Stack

C. Downtown Art Center (DAC) Mural Painting of a Rabbit (using anti-graffiti paint) adjacent to the basketball court (Diamond Head direction), as well as the two (2) backboards, at Smith-Beretania Park - Sandra Pohl

i. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - City will power wash the wall

ii. Thursday, September 28, 2023 - Artist will paint the mural

iii. Saturday, September 30, 2023 - DAC will organize a community celebration and get volunteers to paint the anti-graffiti paint on the mural from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

D. Hallowbaloo 2023 - Mark Tarone

i. Event Information: Saturday, October 28, 2023; Entertainment from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Food and Beverage service from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with alcohol service to end by 10:00 p.m.

ii. Location of Street Closures: Nu‘uanu Ave (between Chaplain Ln and King St), Pauahi St (between Bethel and Smith St (except for parking entrance/exit lanes), Hotel St (between Bethel and Smith St), Smith St (between parking lot mauka of Po ai by Pono Potions & parking lot makai of Livestock Tavern); Street closures from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 11:59 p.m.

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

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


A. Thursday, August 3, 2023 Regular Meeting


A. Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 is scheduled to hold its next meeting at 6:00 pm on Thursday 4, May 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 9:00 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. An archive of past meetings may be found on by searching on .


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 or an interpreter for a language other than English, please call the Neighborhood Commission Office at (808) 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or send an email to at least three (3) business days before the scheduled meeting. It may not be possible to fulfill requests received after this date.

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