Weekly Friday news summary (July 03, 2015) for East Oahu and Hawaii Kai. News sources are available through various entities on the web. Links are posted.
hiker airlifted from makapuu
city to take action on neglected kaimuki home
kuliouou / Kalani IKI neighborhood board - june 2, 2015 minutes
Minutes from the June 2, 2015 meeting have been posted. Of note,a discussion with Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Chairperson Suzanne Case regarding management of Maunalua Bay Ocean Recreation Area: An excerpt reads:
Implementation of Rules by the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) without Public Input: DOBAR issues statewide rules and issues commercial activity licenses, who launch out of state facilities. DOBOR is unable to enforce violations on boats launched from private harbor facilities. Public notice was posted. Commercial operators must have a registered and pay $200 monthly fees, liability insurance and ministerial is required. This does not change what the operator can or cannot do regulated or not.
Zoning Rules: Zoning rules since the 1980’s Regulates commercial activities in the bay. However, the rules do not included surfing schools, kayaking and paddle boards, which did not exist at that time. It was noted that the population has increased and the 1980 rules maybe outdated.
Amended Rules: There is an increase of bay activity, which gives DOBOR an opportunity to reopen the current process.
Current Status of the Recreation Advisory Council (RAC) formation within the 10 Ocean Recreation Management Areas under DOBOR: A meeting was held on Monday, April 20, 2015 with some communit input. The current proposal adds one (1) seat to the council. The concept is that people in various use areas must be neutral. The goal is to have people who articulate a neutral stance, lesser use stance and be active community member.
Case's update was followed by a question and answer session by audience members. Minutes include comments calling for restrictions on commercial activity in Maunalua Bay. The Board voted 11-0-1 for moratorium on unregulated commercial activities, surf schools and others in Maunalua Bay until the Recreation Advisory Council (RAC) is formed.
Minutes from June's meeting were detailed. Other items included the ongoing conversations over traffic, Paiko Lagoon access, and Board vacancies. Updates were given by elected officials and their representatives.
kaiser hs band performs for lions international parade - june 27, 2015
DLNR accepting nominations for maunalua bay recreation committee until july 8
From the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR): ATTENTION MAUNALUA BAY RESIDENTS: The nomination period for Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee (M-RAC) members begins today and will run from July 1, 2015 – July 8, 2015. Everyone already signed up to participate will be receiving emails allowing them to nominate M-RAC members. If you have not already signed up and would like to, you have until July 5, 2015 to sign up to nominate M-RAC members. To sign up and/or to receive more information on the M-RAC please go to: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/mrac/. Please note, you can sign up at any time to be placed on an email list for activities pertaining to the M-RAC but only those signed up through July 6, 2015 will be able to nominate M-RAC members. Please spread the word and refer interested parties to the DOBOR website for more information. Thank you for your participation!
Urban Growth Boundaries and Saving the Ka Iwi Coast: Ann Marie Kirk
Hawaii Public Radio interview with Ann Marie Kirk - Livable Hawaii Kai Hui [MP3]
Urban growth often seems to have a mind of its own and as long as there’s money to be made from a scenic spot, someone’s going to try to develop it. O’ahu’s Ka Iwi coastline is at the very spot where city becomes country as you drive around the island, so perhaps it’s inevitable that it should become the focus of an effort to keep it undeveloped in perpetuity. Ann Marie Kirk is a member of the Board of Directors for Livable Hawaii Kai Hui and the head of its Cultural Committee. She joined us in our studio to talk about saving the Ka Iwi coast.
[Link] to donation site to purchase Ka Iwi land. $500K needed by the end of August. As of 7/3, 18% of the goal has been met.
hAWAII Public School Meal Prices increased ON July 1, 2015
New prices are as follows:
Elementary Student : $1.10
Reduced-price student: .30
Second and subsequent student: $2.40
Elementary Student: $2.50
Reduced-price student: .40
Second student entree: $2.00
Second and subsequent student: $5.50
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