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Notice #: 0000134823-01
Public Hearings



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by its chairperson, of public hearings to be conducted by the Neighborhood Commission of the City and County of Honolulu, pursuant to Section 91-3 and 92-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Sections 4-105.4, 13-106 and 14-104, of the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu 1973 (2000 Edition), as amended, for the purpose of receiving public testimony on a proposal to amend §2-14-104(a) of the 2008 Neighborhood Plan.

The time and dates of the hearings are:
August 14 (Fri), 6p – 9p
Honolulu Hale – 2nd Floor Council Committee Conference Room
530 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

August 15 (Sat), 10a – 12p
Kapolei Hale – Conference Room A
1001 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, HI 96707

August 15 (Sat), 2p – 4p
Windward City Satellite City Hall – Conference Room
45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive Unit C06
Kaneohe, HI 96744

The proposed amendment will authorize neighborhood boards to fill vacant seats on their respective boards which occurred as a result of an insufficient number of candidates during the recent election. Otherwise, the seats would remain vacant until the next neighborhood board election. The proposed changes below notes deletions in brackets and additions as underlined.

§2-14-104 Membership Vacancy. (a) Any board member vacancy occurring [other than by the expiration of a term of office or by declaration of vacancy pursuant to section 2-17-210] shall be filled by the board as soon as practicable after its occurrence. The remaining members of the board shall appoint a successor of requisite qualifications to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. The board may only fill vacancies for the board’s current term.

Any interested person desiring to be heard or to submit information, data, views or arguments on the proposed amendment at the public hearing is requested to register at the public hearing site beginning thirty (30) minutes prior to the starting time of the public hearing, as specified above, and is encouraged to submit twelve (12) copies of their testimony or statements in writing at the same time. All speakers will be limited to a three (3) minute presentation.

Anyone unable to attend the public hearing may file a written statement addressed to: Testimony, Attention Chairperson, Neighborhood Commission, 530 South King Street, Room 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Written statements must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

Any disabled person requiring accommodations at these hearings may call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710 for details at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.

A copy of the proposed rule amendment will be mailed to any interested person who requests a copy, pays the required fees for the copy and the postage, if any. Requests must be in writing and may be sent to Neighborhood Commission Office, 530 South King Street, Room 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

The proposed rule amendment may be reviewed in person at the Neighborhood Commission Office, 530 South King Street, Room 406 between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Should the Commission accept the amendment, it will become effective immediately as provided for by law.

By: Grant Tanimoto
Neighborhood Commission
(SB134823 7/11/09)