I am happy to share that at the June 7th Full Council meeting, in an unanimous decision, the Honolulu City Council finalized the City’s Budget, approving over $42 million in funding for projects on the Leeward Coast!
Mahalo residents for your tremendous support & testimony. Throughout the past year, residents have expressed which projects & improvements are important to help maintain and/or improve our quality of life here on the Leeward Coast. This is a result of your hard work & community support.
Here’s a look at some of the many projects we are proud to bring to our district:
MAKAKILO DRIVE EXTENSION
$1,500,000 to finish the design of the Makakilo Drive Extension – a second access roadway from Makakilo Drive to the H-1 Freeway.
PAPIPI ROAD COMPLETE STREETS IMPLEMENTATION
$5,300,000 to apply complete streets environment to Papipi Road (Ewa Beach) to improve safety for all keiki and pedestrians in Ewa Beach.
IMPROVING KAMOKILA BOULEVARD AND KAPOLEI PARKWAY
$30,000,000 for planning, design, construction and related improvements to streets throughout Oahu, including streets in Kapolei like Kamokila Boulevard and Kapolei Parkway. As of this month, Kamokila Boulevard is scheduled for repaving by October.
Revitalizing Our Parks & Recreation Programs
IMPROVING KAPOLEI REGIONAL PARK
$2,000,000 for update of irrigation system, design & construction of master planned improvements– including a gym recreation building & swimming pool, and installation of security features at the park– including security cameras and the replacement of park lights with LED fixtures.
IMPROVING ONEULA BEACH PARK
$1,000,000 to plan, design, construct & inspect for master planned park improvements, and purchase equipment for security lighting, fencing and irrigation improvements throughout the park.
IMPROVING MAILI BEACH PARK, KALANIANAOLE BEACH PARK & POKAI BAY
$2,000,000 for additional trees at Maili Beach Park, master planned improvements at Kalanianaole Beach Park (Nanakuli), and design for water circulation solutions to improve the recreation resources at Pokai Bay Beach Park.
LEEWARD COAST SUMMER FUN PACKAGE
$150,000 to provide subsidized and enhanced summer programs for children on the Leeward Coast.
Improving Public Safety
INCREASING LIFEGUARD COVERAGE IN LEEWARD OAHU
$394,000 for nine (9) new positions in the City’s Ocean Safety division, which include 6 Water Safety Officer I positions to continue expanded service, including a new Rescue 7 unit – Leeward Oahu’s second permanent jet ski rescue unit.
WAIANAE FIRE STATION RECONSTRUCTION
$375,000 for design & construction for Waianae Fire Station interior improvements.