February 15, 2018
Aloha ,
District 1 Funding Requests
In the next month, the Council will begin reviewing the City's 2019 Fiscal Year Budget .  M y priority is to examine city facilities and parks throughout District 1 that need improvement, and fund those resources.  Meanwhile , my team and I will be inspecting sites throughout the district.  We began l ast week, at ʻEwa Beach Community Park where we met with staff from the City's Department of Parks & Recreation to observe how this facility is being utilized and to inspect the overall condition of the park.  Then, we toured the old ʻEwa Beach Fire Station with Captain Carlton Yamada to see how this city property might be re-purposed.  

Councilmember Pine visited ʻEwa Beach Community Park with Glenn Kajiwara and Darlene Makekau of the City's Department of Parks and Recreation
Next, we stopped by One ʻula Beach Park to discuss park improvements and City funding with ʻEwa Beach resident Kurt Fevella.   This park is a major priority for my office which is why in previous years, we have allocated up to $3.3 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding to implement security, lighting, fencing and irrigation improvements throughout the park. This year I again requested release of these CIP funds from the Mayor so that we can make these improvements a reality for our community. 

Additionally, I have requested t he cooperation of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Honolulu Police Department, to help restore Oneʻula Beach Park for our current and future residents.

As we begin our site surveys I look forward t o addressing other parks along ʻEwa, Kapolei, and Waiʻanae that are in need of funding and need attention.  If you have any projects you would like to see take place in our district, I encourage you to reach out to me at kmpine@honolulu.gov.  

ʻEwa Beach resident Kurt Fevella outlines some of the major park improvements needed throughout Oneʻula Beach Park.

Waiʻanae Neighborhood Board Update 2/6/18
Last week's monthly Waiʻanae Neighborhood Board covered many important
Councilmember Pine discusses community concerns with Waiʻanae resident and Nanakuli Neighborhood Board Member James Manaku Sr.  
updates including: 

- Our City's efforts to improve emergency preparedness in our community,
 
-The  status of city funds for the Waiʻanae Coast Emergency Access Road,  and
 
- Removal of abandoned vehicles in our community.  

In response to these concerns, I reported that we are currently working with the Mayor to release the City's $3 million for the Waiʻanae Coast Emergency Access Road Extension.  Additionally, residents were reminded that in regards to illegal dumping and abandoned vehicles in our community, they are encouraged to call our office to report these occurrences so that the City can take the necessary actions to get the vehicles removed.

When people come and illegally dump in our community, they are disrespecting us and that is unacceptable.  This is why I encourage all residents to show community pride and help the city put an end to this once and for all.  Let's put "see something, say something" to work.  If you ever spot any illegal activity taking place, you can easily help by calling 911 or by sending pictures to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD), as this will aid them in fining the perpetrators.  Your help is greatly appreciated and will remain anonymous.   
New Healthy Lifestyle Development Coming to Kapolei
Ka Makana Ali'i will soon be welcoming "The Grove", the second phase of the Kapolei regional shopping center.  On February 7, members of the community attended a ground blessing of the future site of the new extension of the mall, performed by Kahu Kordell Kekoa.  The 109,000-square-foot building, scheduled to open in 2019, will feature healthy lifestyle businesses including Foodland Farms, PetSmart and a Hawaii Pacific Health clinic.  

(L-R) Rep. Sharon Har, Honolulu City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, Michael Barna of DeBartolo Development, William Aila Jr. of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Constance Zimmer of DeBartolo Development, Andy Alcock of OPTrust, Art Gladstone of Hawaii Pacific Health and Stephanie England of Ka Makana Alii.


Upcoming Community Events
Here are some events taking place in our communities throughout the next week:  

February 2018
February 17, 2018
February 20, 2018
February 6 - April 12, 2018
April 14, 2018
Hire Leeward Job Postings
Administrative Support Specialist - Ewa by Gentry Community Association (ʻEwa Beach)
Medical Receptionist - Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Waiʻanae)
Human Resource Team Member - Target (Kapolei)
Produce Manager - Down to Earth (Kapolei)
Child Care Worker - Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (ʻEwa)
Kindergarten Teacher - American Renaissance Academy (Kapolei)
         Mahalo, 
                     

Upcoming City Council and Committee Meetings
Wednesday,
February 28, 2018
City Council Meeting |
Honolulu Hale | 10:00 a.m

Tuesday,
March 20, 2018
Planning | 9:00 a.m.
 
Parks, Community, & Customer Services | 10:30 a.m.
 
Executive Matters & Legal Affairs | 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday,
March 21, 2018
Budget | 9:00 a.m.
 
Public Works, Infrastructure, & Sustainability | 1:00 p.m.
 
Thursday,
March 22, 2018
Zoning & Housing |
9:00 a.m.
 
Transportation | 1:00 p.m.
 
Public Health, Safety & Economic Development | 2:30 p.m.