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DR KIONI DUDLEY TO HOST RADIO SHOW THIS AFTERNOON WITH BERG AS GUEST
Dr. Kioni Dudley, founder of Save Oahu's Farmlands and a member of the Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board, will host a one-hour radio program today from 5-6 p.m. with Berg as his special guest to discuss the rail project. The program will be broadcast live today on the station KGU - located at 760 on the AM dial. Listen in and chime in if you want to with your questions and comments by calling the station at 296-5467.
PARKS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE HEARING FOR TUESDAY
In our Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Honolulu Hale, I have placed on the agenda two subjects that may be of interest to you. Click for agenda here.
Bill 57 is a bill I introduced in response to folks asking if our city can do better when it comes to finding homes for cats and dogs. The city subsidizes the Hawaiian Humane Society here on Oahu annually with about $2.3 million - of which is also the place where roughly 10,000 cats and about 3,000 dogs are euthanized each year. Read article in Hawaii Reporter by clicking here. The bill passed first reading last week in council and is now before the Park's committee for action.
Another topic, for discussion only, is on the $1.5 million meant to be distributed to three neighborhood boards on the Leeward Coast in our district for park improvements. Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai-Hale, Nanakuli-Maili, and Waianae neighborhood boards are to each receive $500,000 and the hearing will be held to discuss any questions that people may have. This money was appropriated by the council and approved by the mayor as a compensation for having to deal with the landfill.
HEARINGS ON COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AT ALL CITY PARKS HAVE YOUR SAY
The city Parks and Recreation Department will hold public hearings this week on rules determining where and when commercial activity can take place in Oahu parks. Bill 5, which took effect July 1, bans all commercial activity without a permit. There are few exceptions. All meetings are scheduled to run from 5 to 7 p.m.
Today, Kilauea District Park (Ala Moana-Sandy Beach)
Tuesday, Waialua District Park (Makapuu to Mokuleia)
Wednesday, Kaneohe District Park (Lanikai to Kaneohe)
Thursday, Waianae District Park (Ewa Beach to Keaau)
For more information on the proposed rules, go to here.