May 18, 2017
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Safety Improvements: Papipi Road

We have safety concerns regarding Papipi Road.  Drivers constantly speed down Papipi Road near Ewa Beach Elementary School while parents are rushing to drop their kids off at school.
Could HPD please enforce stricter rules on this speeding and could the City could install a 4-way stop at the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and Papipi Road?
Ewa Beach Residents
Kym:  Thank you for sharing your concerns. This is an ongoing issue that the City is working on.  After sharing our community's requests to the City's Department of Transportation Services (DTS), DTS informed me that they recently completed a site inspection, traffic survey & review of the area's traffic collision history as well as issued a work order to install all-way stop controls with appropriate signs and markingsDTS will issue a notice when the installation of the signs and street markings is scheduled to occur. 

Implementing Safety Signage:  Last year, in an effort to improve safety for keiki in the area, the City also upgraded the School Crossing warning signs and installed "Higher Fines" along Papipi Road in the vicinity of Ewa Beach Elementary School.
Complete Streets for Papipi Road:  Additionally, I am happy to share an update regarding "Complete Streets" in this area.  In the FY18 Budget, I have added $5,300,000 to apply complete streets environment to Papipi Road to improve safety for all keiki and pedestrians in Ewa Beach.
In 2014, a Complete Streets Study of Papipi Road was conducted-- a transportation policy & design plan which aims to create streets that are safe and convenient for all pedestrians, drivers & residents.  The study made mid & long-term recommendations for improvements to further enhance the area for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. 

To read the Complete Streets Study, click here
City's Junior Lifeguard Program Kicks Off Next Month
Aloha Kym,
When does the City's Junior Lifeguard Program registration period begin?  How can I get my keiki signed up?


-Makaha Resident

Aloha!  Registration for the City's Junior Lifeguard Program takes place from Monday, May 15, 2017 to May 29, 2017. This year, registrations will be conducted online and not in person.

Programs are held at four locations: Ehukai Beach Park, Ala Moana Beach Park, Makaha Beach Park, and Kalama Beach.  Each location will offer six 5-day sessions between June 5 - July 21, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The program is free and open to youth ages 12 - 17. Applicants must have swimming skills and be able to swim for 100 yards continuously with 100-percent effort. Qualified swims will be held on the first day.  (There is a limit of 45 students per session.)

To register your keiki, click here

Kamokila Blvd. Repaving Project
Aloha Kym,
What is the status of repaving Kamokila Blvd?

-Kapolei Residents

KymAs we enter Budget Season at the City Council, improving transportation remains as one of our top priorities.  According to the City's Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the resurfacing of Kamokila Blvd has been contracted to begin in the October 2017 timeframe.  The resurfacing of Kamokila Blvd. is expected to take place from the Kapolei Golf Course to Nau Street.  Meanwhile, DDC has started repaving side streets near Kamokila Blvd, including Louluelo Place, Wahane Place, Louluhiwa Place and Paaoloulu Way and other streets in the area. 

Kamokila Blvd is a main thoroughfare in Kapolei that is in major need of repaving and repair.   


In the 2018 Fiscal Year budget, I requested $30,000,000 for planning, design, construction and related improvements to streets throughout Oahu, including streets in Kapolei like Kamokila Boulevard and Kapolei Parkway.  Your testimony is needed as we finalize the FY18 Budget & secure important projects to improve our Leeward Coast. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at


Hire Leeward Jobs (Weekly Postings)
Housing Director- Kahumana Farm (Waianae)

Teacher's Assistant- Seagull Schools (Kapolei)

Operations Manager- CVS Health (Kapolei)

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Ewa Beach)

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Waianae)

Call for Volunteers! (Hire Leeward)
We're seeking some nice, fun, smiling volunteers to help out at the 5th Annual Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Two groups of volunteers are needed:
1) Parking Assistants
2) Greeters
To sign-up & get involved, click here:  HL Volunteer Registration Link 

The Weeks Ahead
May 18
May 20
May 20
June 3
June 3

Upcoming City Council and Committee Meetings
May 23, 2017
Public Health, Safety & Welfare | 9:00 a.m.
Parks, Community & Customer Services | 10:30 a.m.
Executive Matters & Legal Affairs | 1:00 p.m.
May 24, 2017
Budget | 9:00 a.m.
Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability | 1:00 p.m.
May 25, 2017
Zoning & Housing |
9:00 a.m.

Business Economic Development & Tourism | 1:00 p.m.

Transportation & Planning | 2:30 p.m.

June 7, 2017
City Council Meeting |
Honolulu Hale | 10:00 a.m