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Notice #: 0000629008-01
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 the 2008 Neighborhood Plan as follows:

2-11-302 – Delete the three absence rule for Commissioners.
2-14-103 (d) – Adds the phrase “establishes a quorum” to the restriction on what a board may do if it is unable to elect a presiding officer. Amends the section on board budgetary action to specify the board is requesting the Neighborhood Commission Office to expend funds on its behalf.
2-14-111 – Designates the Executive Secretary to be responsible for maintaining agenda mail lists.
2-14-118 – Adds language requiring boards to accept public testimony on agenda items.
2-14-120 (b) – Amends the selection of officers from “in July” to “at the initial convening meeting.”
2-14-123 – Makes the Chairs appointment of a committee chair or board delegate effective upon the reporting of the action at a board meeting. Creates rule for chair to appoint a pro-tem committee chair or pro-tem delegate in the case of a resignation
2-14-124 – Specifies that the board appoints committee members.
2-11-106 – Allows the Commission to reestablish deadlines should the NCO suffer from an emergency staffing situation.
2-12-102 – Amends the definitions to include “passcode” wherever the word ballot is used.
2-17-203 – Makes the commission office responsible for issuing new ballots
2-17-204 – Establishes a date by when the candidate registration form must be released.
2-17-207 – Expands the prohibition on a candidate or their relative serving as an election official or employee to cover all phases of the election process.
2-17-210 – Clarifies that the Commission declares unfilled seats vacant if there are insufficient candidates following certification of an election.
2-17-303 – Makes the Commission Office responsible for issuing replacement ballots.
2-17-304 – Amends the ballot return deadline to include a ballot completion deadline for when electronic voting is utilized.
2-18-101 – Allows the Neighborhood Commission Office to recommend to the Commission they reject a complaint that does not meet the criteria of the Neighborhood Plan.

The time and dates of the hearings are:
June 14, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mission Memorial Building Hearings Room – Ground Floor
550 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

June 14, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kapolei Hale – Conference Room A
1001 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, HI 96707

All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity of being heard. Any interested person desiring to be heard or to submit information, data, views or arguments on the proposed amendments 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, June 24, 2014.

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 amendments 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, Mondays thru Fridays between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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

By: Sylvia Young
Neighborhood Commission
(SA629008 5/15/14)~