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1:07 p.m. Thursday Night In Waianae
Just out: The Honolulu City Council Zoning and Planning Committee will hold a special meeting in Waianae on Thursday night to talk about proposed amendments to the Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan.
The Honolulu City Council is set to hold its next meeting a week from Friday, so it’s published its public hearing notice. Here are some of the items the public can weigh in on at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16:
Resolution authorizing the use of overt video monitoring in the City and County of Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings for the purposes of the general prevention and deterrence of criminal activity and to achieve a legitimate law enforcement objective and a legitimate public purpose. (Proposed amendments)
Bill prohibiting commercial activities at certain City beach parks on Sundays.
Bill relating to City Hall, Kapolei Hale Complex, and satellite off-street parking.
Fascinating comments from Mayor (and former Prosecutor) Peter Carlisle in today’s story about one of Honolulu’s biggest issues. He says homelessness has worse environmental impacts than a rat infestation.
Civil Beat has reached a conclusion on a fourth Fact Check stemming from rail opponents’ recent op-ed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. We found the claim that city officials have overstated the impact of the project on employment to be Half True.
September 2: Peter, Toru, Carrie All Washington-Bound; Carlisle’s Public Sked; HART at First Hawaiian; Carlisle at Civil Beat; Ansaldo: We Complied With Licensing Requirement; Long Weekend; Civil Beat’s ‘Hatchet Job’; Where’s Carlisle?
September 1: PIG Picks Bunda; Carlisle’s Rail Pep Talk; Semi-Autonomous, But Connected; All Sewage Ideas Welcome; Defining ‘Undercover’; Today’s Meetings; Where’s Carlisle?
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