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May 2024 Agenda


THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024 at 6:00 P.M.

Keʻelikōlani Middle School Library

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 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. To permit sufficient time for questions, those giving reports are urged to keep their presentations to 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 (10 minutes each)

A. Potential Kauhale Development in the Iwilei Area -- John Mizuno (Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness)

B. Reimagining Downtown -- Avalon Group's plans to improve Downtown-Chinatown and redevelop the former Walmart on Fort Street -- Christine Camp and Ben Dookchitra

C. Nuʻuanu Stream Projection Project -- To memorialize the Nuʻuanu Stream that once flowed through Chinatown -- Nanea Lum and Marion Cadora

IV. PUBLIC CONCERNS (two (2) minutes each regarding issues not listed on this agenda)


A. Thursday, March 4, 2024 Regular Meeting Written Summary for Video Record


A. Letter in Support of Bills 57 & 58 (2023) Regarding Efforts to Shutdown Illegal Game Rooms and City and County of Honolulu Resolution 23-228

B. Dissolution of the Permitted Interaction Group on Community Events -- Lori McCarney

C. Resolution 2024-002 Requesting reconsideration and measured scrutiny of the Bethel Block acquisition by our state leaders

D. Resolution 2024-003 Urging City/State officials to support economy-boosting and uplifting community events in Downtown-Chinatown

E. Motion to reschedule the July 2024 regular meeting date

F. Chair's Report: Cleanup project for NB13

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

A. Congressman Ed Case's Representative

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIII. MONTHLY REPORTS (3 minutes each)

A. Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS)

B. Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division -- Blaine Kawamura

C. Safe Haven -- Greg Payton []

D. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) -- Harry Cho

E. Chinatown Improvement District -- Lee Stack []

F. Chinatown Business Community Association (CBCA) -- Chu Lan Shubert-Kwock

G. Neighborhood Citizen Patrol -- Kevin Lye


A. The next Downtown--Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Keʻelikōlani Middle School and virtually via Webex.

B. YouTube -- An archive of video recordings of Neighborhood Board meetings can be found at:

C. Rebroadcasts of Downtown--Chinatown Neighborhood Board No.13 meetings are scheduled on ʻŌlelo 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 Kapālama 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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