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I. CALL TO ORDER -- [0:00:15]: 6:00 p.m.

Chair Robert Finley called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Quorum was established with 13 members present. Note -- This 17-member Board requires nine (9) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action. Board members must be in-person or have video access.

Board Members Present: Jillian Anderson, Robert Boyack, Michael Brown, Lisa Cabanero, Shotaro Dabbs, Louis Erteschik, Robert Finley, Daniel Jacob, Ken Jacob, Greg Misakian, Mark Howard, Chad Snater, Sarah Worth, Melissa Filek (6:13 p.m.), and Kathryn Henski (6:18 p.m. via Webex).

Board Members Absent: Jeff Merz

Guests: Lieutenant Arita (Honolulu Police Department); Dominic Dias (Board of Water Supply); Director Nola Miyasaki (Mayor Rick Blangiardi); Council Chair Tommy Waters; Senator Sharon Moriwaki; Representative Adrian Tam; Rick Egged (Waikiki Improvement Association); Jeff Overton, Johnathan Hughes, Debi Bishop, and Norman Hong (Hilton Ala Moana Tower Project); Noelle Wright and Tracy Carnuso (G70); Laura Ruby (Ala Wai Neighbors); Jacob Weincek; Rand Berke; Gloria Steiner; Sally Manglicmot; Caroline Brimble; Julian Pilieda; Dr. Joe Hawk; John Deutzman; Tim Garry; Sara Katherine Goldsmith; and Executive Secretary Lloyd Yonenaka and Neighborhood Assistant Anson Wu (Neighborhood Commission Office). Note: Name was not included if not legible. There were 35 total participants.

  1. CITY MONTHLY REPORTS -- [0:01:23]:

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) -- [0:01:23]: No representative present. A copy of the report can be found here:

Community Policing Briefing -- [0:01:34]: No representative present.

Kapahulu Safety Briefing -- [0:01:38]: No representative present.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) District 6 -- [0:01:42]: Lieutenant Arita provided the report and updates on the Community Concern projects for the first quarter of the year. A copy of the report can be found here:

    • March 2024 Statistics: There were 4 robberies, 9 burglaries, 164 thefts, 16 unauthorized entries into motor vehicle (UEMV's), 31 assaults, 3 sex crimes, 7 speeding citations, 1,999 parking citations, 1 loud muffler,

27 citation for park closures, and 4,500 total calls for service. More information can be found at:

    • April 2024 Safety tips: HPD data dashboards shows statistics of crimes that occurs in Oahu.

Filek arrived to the meeting at 6:13 p.m.; 14 members present. Henski arrived to the meeting at 6:18 p.m.; 15 members present. Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [0:07:20]

Board of Water Supply (BWS) -- [0:28:38]: Dominic Dias announced that BWS is partnering with Hardware Hawaii

Oahu's Neighborhood Board system -- Established 1973

for the annual Detect-A-Leak Week campaign from Sunday, April 14, 2024 through Saturday, April 20, 2024. BWS will have an information booth on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Tamarind Park/Bishop Square in Downtown Honolulu. No main breaks for March 2024 and no plans for construction. A copy of the report can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [0:30:03]

  1. APPOINT MEETING TIMEKEEPER -- [0:33:24]: K. Jacobs volunteered to be the Timekeeper for the Waikīkī Neighborhood Board.

[0:33:46] Finely MOVED Worth SECONDED to appoint K. Jacobs as Timekeeper for No. 9 Waikīkī Neighborhood Board. The board conducted a voice vote. The motion WAS ADOPTED. 15-0-0 (Aye: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Cabanero, Dabbs, Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, D. Jacob, K. Jacob, Misakian, Howard, Snater, and Worth; No: None; Abstain: None) -- [0:33:56].


Trash Pickup Noise -- [0:35:07]: Resident Manglicmot raised concerns on the noise due to the early trash pick up in Waikīkī and asked the board to join the Dignity Day event on Sunday April 14, 2024 noon at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue.

Waikīkī Safety -- [0:37:02]: Resident Deutzman addressed homeless and criminal activity.

Street Closures -- [0:39:09]: Resident Garry addressed the need for action regarding excessive street closures.

Feral Chickens -- [0:41:26]: Resident Berke inquired about what a resident's options are to address feral chickens on private land.

Grease Container -- [0:43:44]: Resident Steiner raised concerns that the restaurant, Sushi Spot, leaves their grease container on Liliuokalani Street and people use it to throw away trash.

Resolution Announcement -- [0:45:12]: Resident Ruby announce and asked for two Resolutions to be presented in the next Waikīkī meeting.

Community Reminder -- [0:47:12]: Executive Secretary LLoyd Yonenaka of the Neighborhood Commission Office, reminded the community of the purpose and duties of the Neighborhood Board.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [0:49:41].

  1. PUBLIC EVENTS -- [0:56:43]: [CLARIFICATION @ 2:30:00: Times listed indicate ROAD CLOSURE time frames associated with the respective event and not the start and end times of the event itself.]
    • Saturday, May 4, 6:00 a.m. - Noon, 45th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk
    • Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m. - Midnight, Leahi Festival
    • Monday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Shinnyo-En Lantern Floating at Ala Moana Beach
    • Friday, May 31, 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Troy Barboza Torch Run
    • Friday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. - Midnight, 41st Annual Pan Pacific Matsuri Hoolaulea
    • Hearing May 2, Aroma Café, 2300 Kalakaua, Change from Category 3 to Category 2
    • Hearing May 2, Umi Waikīkī, 2233 Helumoa Road, Category 1
    • Special License (awaiting regular license hearing) The Blue Fish, 226 Lewers (90 days only)
    • Special License (awaiting regular license hearing) Waikīkī House by Romer Hotel, 415 Nahua

Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative -- [1:00:30]: Director Nola Miyasaki provided the Mayor's report and answered questions asked at the previous meeting. Director Miyasaki highlighted the following: staffing first responders; reducing the backlog for the Department of Planning and Permitting; the Royal Hawaiian Band moves to Waikīkī Vista; and Sunday, March 10, 2024 Mayor Blangiardi served as Grand Marshal for the 28th Honolulu

Festival Grand Parade. A copy of the Mayor's report can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [1:02:45]

Council Chair Tommy Waters -- [1:11:45]: Council Chair Tommy Waters provided his report and highlighted the following: the current status of the executive budget; the increase of funds to capital improvement; added some of Waikīkī's Community concerns to the budget; and an increased budget for HPD. A copy of the report can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [1:15:19]

Senator Sharon Moriwaki -- [1:28:52]: Senator Sharon Moriwaki provided her report including: updates from the HPD Waikiki District 6 Chief's Review; and highlighted bills regarding to crime, excessive noise, kupuna, and homelessness. A copy of the report can be found at: 9A7z2JUBtXf/view?usp=drive_link.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [1:40:45]

Representative Adrian Tam -- [1:46:11]: Representative Adrian Tam provided his report and highlighted updates on Senate Bill (SB) 3234 regarding the Condominium Insurance Hurricane Relief Fund and House Bill (HB) 2686 regarding the rising cost of condominium insurance, and clarified his stance on beach groins. A copy of the report can be found at:

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [1:47:53]

Governor Josh Green's Representative -- [1:51:02]: No representative present.


Traffic Warning: Rick Egged reminded residents to watch out for traffic due to the Hapalua event happening on Sunday April 14, 2024 from 4:00 a.m. until noon.

  1. BOARD BUSINESS -- [1:54:29]:

Park Hotels, Hilton Ala Moana Tower Project -- [1:54:29]: Jeff Overton, Johnathan Hughes, Debi Bishop, and Norman Hong presented Ala Moana Hotel Project located at the Hilton Village. The presentation highlights a new 36 stories tall Hilton hotel located alongside of Ala Moana Boulevard. The hotel's plans include: a flagship ABC store; expansion of the existing Kalia pool, recreational room; direct access to the parking structure to minimize traffic on Ala Moana Blvd; hosting monthly public festivals to support local artists; and a 2025 construction start.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed -- [2:08:46]

[2:17:07] -- Erteschik MOVED and Boyack SECONDED to support the Parks Hotel, Hilton Ala Moana Tower Project. Discussion Followed. Misakian raised Sunshine Law concerns regarding the agenda not complying with the public's right to proper notification. Executive Secretary Yonenaka confirmed that an agenda must list a motion to support as a resolution.

[2:27:10] -- Erteschik and Boyack withdrew their motion.

Three Absence Letter -- Members Boyack and Duldulao -- [2:28:52]: Boyack will stay on the board.

Legislation Update -- Vice Chair Erteschik (there may be updates based on legislature actions): Due to time this was postponed to the next agenda

X. REPORTS -- [2:29:12]:

Chair's Report -- [2:29:12]: Chair Finely announced that Kalia Road will be resurfaced by the aAmy and will start in

Late December 2024 or January 2025. The resurfacing project will last 6 months. Chair Finely announced the passing of a former board member, Dave Benson.

Sub District 1: Due to time this was postponed to the next agenda

Sub District 2: Due to time this was postponed to the next agenda

Sub District 3: Due to time this was postponed to the next agenda

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- [2:30:28]:

The approval of the Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Minutes -- [2:30:28]: Discussion Followed. Due to time this was postponed to the next agenda.


The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Avenue.

  1. ADJOURNMENT -- [2:31:56]: The meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

Submitted by: Anson Wu, Neighborhood Assistant Reviewed by: Lindon Valenciano, Public Relations Assistant Finalized by: Sarah Worth, Secretary

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