City Council will vote on passing a budget at the Council Meeting this upcoming Wednesday, June 5th.

Aloha!

We are looking for testimony in support of projects and services Councilmember Pine is seeking to secure in this year’s budget. City Council will vote on passing a budget at the Council Meeting this upcoming Wednesday, June 5th.

Each of these projects and programs will positively affect the quality of life for residents in our diverse District:

Community Services:

The Leeward Coast Benefits Program
$1.5 million community improvement package that will benefit Leeward residents and community service providers

Weed & Seed Program
$150,000 to support the juvenile crime prevention program serving Ewa Beach

Infrastructure and Road Improvements:

Ewa Beach Street Lighting Improvements
$605,000 to design and construct street lighting improvements in Varona Village

Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
$17.2 million to plan and construct facility improvements to address odor mitigation, energy usage, outflow and water treatment

Farrington Highway Improvements
$2.6 million to plan, design and construct: bike paths, pedestrian sidewalks, lighting and other safety improvements on City portions of Farrington Highway

Traffic Improvements
$4.8 million to plan, design, construct, inspect and procure equipment for traffic signalization loops at locations including Makakilo Drive between Panana and Palahia, and at the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and Renton Road

Flood Control Improvements
$2.1 million to plan, design and construct flood control improvements at various locations including Pokai Bay and Maili Ditch

Rehabilitation of Streets
Rehabilitation of 80 miles of City streets from Nanakuli to Kaena Point, Kamokila Boulevard, and City-owned portions of Farrington Highway

Recreation:

Makaha Beach Consolidation
$91,000 to plan and design the consolidation of park parcels

Makaha Beach Park Master Plan
$2.05 million to plan, design and construct Master Plan park improvements

Pu’u O Hulu (Maili Kai) Community Park
$505,000 to plan, design and construct Master Plan park improvements, including a comfort station, parking lot and landscaping

Waianae District Park
$400,000 to design new roof for gym and arts and crafts studio and renovate other recreational facilities

Public Safety:

Kapolei Police Station
$500,000 to design, construct, inspect and procure equipment for environmental/sustainability improvements to the Police Station
Kapolei Fire Station
$241,500 to construct and inspect firefighter personnel quarters improvements

Kapolei Regional Park
$300,000 to construct park improvements

Leeward Coast Animal Control Facility
$100,000 to plan and design an animal shelter and control facility

Waianae Fire Station
$60,000 to design interior renovations

Waianae Police Station Replacement
$650,000 to continue construction, inspection and procurement of equipment for a replacement police station

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN TESTIMONY: Testimony needs to be submitted online by Wednesday, June 5th at 9:00 a.m.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY: Please email the City Clerk via this web link: http://www1.honolulu.gov/council/emailccl.htm

TO REGISTER TO TESTIFY IN PERSON: Call 768-3815 by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, or register online at:http://www1.honolulu.gov/council/attnspkccl.htm

City Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

10:00 a.m.

Honolulu Hale City Council Chamber

(Located on the 3rd floor)

Please feel free to forward as it is critical that we receive as much written and in person testimony as possible to support these proposed projects. Please show your support and don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any service.

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