We have many issues being put on our plate for review and comment that you can weigh in on such as- the Ewa Villages Master Plan, the Waianae Coast Sustainability Communities Plan, the Ewa Development Plan, the landfill expansion by 15 years, the next landfill site selection, the Section 106 to identify historic and other lands of significance within Kalaeloa in the land transfer yet to transpire between the Navy and government entities, De Bartolo development in East Kapolei, Hoopili/DR Horton, redistricting - so get your pencils sharpened as we have to stay abreast of all these issues and make our sentiments made known. Here are some updates for you on just a few matters:
SECTION 106 FOR KALAELOA
All the project materials (determination letter and supporting documents) are posted at the following internet address: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/HAWAII/AboutUs/RegionalDepartments/FacilitiesandEnvironmental/ProtectingParadise/CNICP_A269718
The Navy has issued its Determination of Effect for the proposed Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park, an undertaking being reviewed under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Included in the letter sent to the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division is a determination that the proposed project would have adverse effects to historic resources as well as recommended measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate harm.
The Navy will be accepting comments on the Determination of Effect. Please submit comments in writing by close of business Wednesday, 23 November to Navy Region Hawaii Historic Preservation Officer at email@example.com.
Here is Historic Hawaii Foundation's testimony I just received for your review and guidance.
EWA DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Planning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing on the proposed revised plan on January 11, 2012. No further information is available for that meeting but both the Ewa and Kapolei/Honokai Hale/Makakilo neighborhood boards are holding their own meetings in the near future. Please go to www.honolulu.gov and navigate to neighborhood boards on the city's website to view any agendas posted.
WAIANAE SUSTAINABIITY COMMUNITIES PLAN
Bill 50 - this particular plan is not being heard as expected on November 17 in committee. The next possible dates for having Bill 50 heard are on January (12th) or February (9th) of next year. Stay tuned.
Here is action taken by the Mililani Neighborhood Board on these plans:
LANDFILL EXTENSION BY 15 YEARS
Discussion on the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill extension is scheduled for December 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium by the Planning Commission.
SITE SELECTION FOR NEXT LANDFILL
Tentative meeting scheduled for November 29, 2011 at Kapiolani Community College. Stay tuned.
REAPPORTIONMENT COMMITTEE FOR COUNCIL DISTRICTS
Outrage. In my opinion, that should be the sentiments of us on the Ewa Plain regarding the Reapportionment Commission's action/decision taken on November 10 to split Council District One down Renton Road for the next ten years. Dividing the historic district of Ewa Villages into two separate halves was pure politics and it reeks. Come to the Ewa Neighborhood Board's Special Meeting being called to digest this "foul play" on November 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Asing Park. A lawsuit may be pending for relief to protect, preserve, and fight for the good people of Ewa Villages who have been made pawns by certain commissioners for political gain.
DR HORTON / HOOPILI DEVELOPMENT
The State Land Use Commission will be taking testimony on the DR Horton / Hoopili development on the morning of November 17 & 18 at the State Office Tower on Beretania Street in Honolulu. You know my position. Go to my website if you need more on this.
OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE ANIMALS
I had the opportunity to tour the animal rescue - NO KILL shelter in Kapolei the other day. I made a youtube for your review to give you a snapshot into the effort being sustained by many, many volunteers to find homes for those dogs and cats abandoned, abused, and left to die.
NANAKULI HOSTS WRESTLING EVENT
I got an email from the Nanakuli wrestling coach- here is a tidbit from him:
H.U.A.W.A. Hawai'i U.S.A. Wrestling Association
Preseason Championships, USA Wrestling Tournament,
When: This Sat. Nov 19th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Nanakuli High School - Home of the Mighty I'o (The Hawaiian Golden hawks)
What: Registration and weigh-in at 8:00am-9:00am, $4.00 - All weight classes will start wrestling at 10:30am
Admission: $1.00 for use of the Gym
Parking: $2.00 to help off-set other cost
This Saturday Kids from all over the state will be battling it out for this first U.S.A wrestling championship, this is 1st ever in the state of Hawai'i. Back to back action as the best youth wrestler's ages 4 years and up will be competing for the bragging right of in there weight classes. This also will be the place where you can see the best High school wrestler's in the state of Hawai'I find there spot going into this year's high school season. State champions from the past, present, and future will be hand in hand in one place.
IN CLOSING, I will be doing stream cleanups in the Nanakuli area this Saturday morning - so if you want to join me, please contact me.
I will be testifying before HART on the morning of November 17 to request HART start the award /contract over again and not go with Ansaldo to save us money and jobs on this rail project.