|At yesterday’s City Council meeting, I was proud to recognize the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hokulea & her Crewmembers on behalf of their Worldwide Voyage Homecoming 2017. Their organization’s values inspire many of us to respect our land and educate our future generations to malama honua – “to take care of our aina earth”. My Chief of Staff Matt Caires (to my right) was a member of the crew.|
In honor of Hokulea’s mission to promote sustainability & protect and preserve our natural environment, the City Council voted to adopt Bill 59 (2016) – regulating the use of plastic bags. Once signed into law by Mayor Caldwell, certain plastic bags will be phased out by 2020, as our local businesses & residents work in a cooperative effort to incorporate reusable bags in their everyday lives.