Councilmember Pine’s top priority is to deliver capital improvement projects which improve and enhance public safety, achieve sustainability, enhance livability, and expand economic development. To support the current and anticipated growth on West O‘ahu, she believes the City must continue to design and construct new infrastructure improvements. Please see the map below.

The City conducts public meetings on the City’s annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) every year from March to June during the annual budget bill hearings.

You can participate in the Capital Improvement Plan process by contributing comments and suggestions about needed services and improvements.

The public meeting schedule is usually posted in early March of each year. Councilmember Pine encourages you to participate in this process to be a part of planning your own community. For more information, feel free to email or call her office at (808) 768-5001.


Click the following links to view the ongoing projects in your area’s map:

Kapolei/Makakilo Projects

Waianae Projects



1. Where do I start? The Basics

  • Why track CIPS? Tracking can provide a comprehensive overview of the amount of capital monies that have been appropriated by district, subject topic (such as homelessness) or umbrella project (such as, ” Rehabilitation of Roads” or “Renovate Recreational Facilities”).
  • Create a CIP tracker list. Start by deciding which format you will use to monitor CIPs, i.e., Word, Excel, (SAMPLE A)
  • Begin with the Budget Bill. The Budget Bill is organized by FUNCTION, PROGRAM, and PROJECT (SAMPLE B).

HELPFUL HINT: CIP appropriations are valid for two years. Projects are listed alphabetically.

  • Review Volume II – Capital Program and Budget, whcih can be found on DocuShare through the Mayor’s Message folder.

HELPFUL HINT: Start with the “Project Directory” which lists CIPs alphabetically (SAMPLE C)

  • Review the Line Item Details Report (SAMPLE D). In part, this report details the location of the CIP and breaks down the total appropriated amount into individual projects.

2. How do I get organized? Available Resource Documents.

  • View Quarterly Status Reports through the City’s Intranet ( After each fiscal year quarter concludes, the Administration makes available the progress of capital projects organized by the lead department.
  • Start with the DDC Quarterly Report organized by Council District (SAMPLE E) or listed alphabetically.

HELPFUL HINT: DDC is the lead department on the majority of CIPs.

  • Review the other departmental Quarterly Status Reports: BFS, DCS, DES, HFD, HPD and DTS (SAMPLE F)
  • Be mindful that certain CIPs are umbrella projects conducted in multiple districts. These umbrella projects will designate the location as “99” (SAMPLE G).

HELPFUL HINT: To determine what specific locations are being improved by an umbrella CIP, look at  the  “Comments and Use of Funds by Quarter” which may provide details indicating a work site. Also, cross-reference with the Line Item Details Report (SAMPLE D).

3. Help, I need more detail! Contact the Department.

  • During the budget cycle (March through June), prepare a list of questions to ask the departments during schedule Budget Committee or Council meetings. The departments will respond orally during the meeting or transmit a written communication (SAMPLE I).
  • Send a memo to the Department requesting specific project details (SAMPLE J).
  • Complete a Request or Investigation and Service Report (RISR), which can be accessed online (http://cityfyi/may/risr.doc).
  • Request a meeting with the Department.

4. Now what? My project looks stalled.

  • Before January, request a meeting with the Department.
  • During the budget cycle, amend the CIP budget bill.