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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.

Check out the one-item agenda here and peruse both the bill and existing plan.

See you Thursday in Waianae!

12:35 p.m. Council Public Hearing Notice

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.

Read the full notice here.

9:57 a.m. Mayor On Homelessness

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.

Read the full story here.

Jobs Claim Half True

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.

Read the full Fact Check here.

Where’s Carlisle?

Mayor Peter Carlisle has no local public events today or for the rest of this week. He’ll be in Washington D.C. with Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Board Chair Carrie Okinaga and Interim Executive Director Toru Hamayasu. Read DC808 for all things Washington, including updates on the Honolulu officials’ visits with the congressional delegation and the Federal Transit Administration.

Read Previous Editions of Inside Honolulu

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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