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7:44 p.m. Ewa Development Plan Up For Review

From a city press release:

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting will hold a public information meeting on the results and recommended changes of its review of the Ewa Development Plan and implementation process. …

The Ewa Development Plan is a long-range land use and infrastructure plan and is a guide for public and private decisions about Ewa’s future. The Ewa Development Plan is one of eight development and sustainable communities being planned on Oahu.

6:31 p.m. Dog Fined For High Fence

The city is fining television personality Duane “Dog” Chapman $50 per day for having an illegal gate at his home, according to KITV.

The bounty hunter’s fence is eight feet high, which is two feet taller than allowed. He built the structure without a permit, and it features advertising. That’s all in violation of city ordinance.

Read the story here.

6:23 p.m. Carlisle’s Public Sked

Here’s a list of the places you can find Mayor Peter Carlisle in the next seven days:

Saturday, October 29th

  • 8:00 am—Mayor Carlisle welcomes community volunteers from the Honolulu Police Department’s Project CLEAN community clean up project. Jefferson Elementary School.
  • 11:00 am—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at the 9th Annual Splendor of China cultural and trade show. Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.
  • 6:00 pm—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at the 2011 Taste of Waipahu event. Malakeke Street (behind the Filipino Community Center), Waipahu.

Monday, October 31st

  • 9:00 am—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at a Honolulu Fire Department promotion ceremony honoring the newly promoted assistant fire chief and fire captains. Hale Kinai Ahi.

Tuesday, November 1st

  • 9:30 am—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at the AFCEA TechNet Asia Pacific Conference. Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
  • 1:00 pm—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at a blessing for the new Pacifica Honolulu condominium building, 1009 Kapiolani Blvd.

Thursday, November 3rd

  • 9:00 am—Mayor Carlisle presents a proclamation at the Scenic Hawaii, Kapiolani Preservation Society, and City and County of Honolulu Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Corner of Leahi Avenue and Noela Street, Kapiolani Park.
  • 10:00 am—Mayor Carlisle makes a presentation at a ceremony for Veterans Day and the Golden Age Games. Mayor’s Office.

Friday, November 4th

  • 8:30 am—Mayor Carlisle delivers remarks at the West Oahu Development Association’s 8th Annual West Oahu Conference. Aulani Disney Resort and Spa.

5:10 p.m. HPD’s Hybrids

The Honolulu Police Department has purchased 25 hybrid-powered cars that get 41 miles per gallon in the city — two to three times more than the Crown Vics most police have used for decades.

“It is the next generation police car. But you’re also taking it one step further where you’re keeping your state and everything, keeping it green,” Tony Lederer, general sales manager for Honolulu Ford, told KITV.

Read more about the purchase over at KITV.

8:21 a.m. Undecided on Carlisle

A full quarter of Oahu’s likely voters still haven’t formed an opinion on Peter Carlisle‘s performance as mayor after his first year on the job.

That’s according to The Civil Beat Poll of more than 900 Honoluluans last week. Of those with an opinion, 39 percent say they’re happy and 36 percent say they’re unhappy. That’s significantly better than Gov. Neil Abercrombie‘s approval numbers, but considerably worse than President Barack Obama‘s.

Read the full story about the poll here.

Elephants Moving Soon

After years of delays, the elephants at the Honolulu Zoo will be moving to a new enclosure within weeks.

Our partners at KITV reported last night that the new home is on the verge of completion.

It was first put forward under then-Mayor Frank Fasi almost 20 years ago, and the existing small enclosure is part of the reason the zoo lost its accreditation. The new area is about 10 times larger than the old one.

Watch and read the story here.

Halloween Protest at Turtle Bay

You’ve heard of Halloween, and you’ve heard of protests, but how about a Halloween-themed protest, with a pastor thrown in?

That’s on tap for today, according to a press release from the Unite Here! Local 5 hotel employees union. They say more than 100 community leaders and union members dressed in Halloween costumes will be protesting Turtle Bay Resort‘s expansion plans.

“I’ve been involved for more than 30 years now with the fight to keep the country, country,” Rev. Bob Nakata, a member of Defend Oahu Coalition and Pastor at Kahaluu United Methodist Church, said in a press release. “There’s no question about it, big banks and corporate interests control our lands and they’ll always be pushing to expand and develop it as a way to maximize their profits. But this is our community and the banks that own Turtle Bay have a responsibility to support this community by providing good, decent jobs.”

The protest is scheduled at the entrance to Turtle Bay Resort on Kamehameha Highway from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today.

Where’s Carlisle?

At 9 a.m. today, Mayor Peter Carlisle will deliver remarks at the Na Lei Aloha Foundation‘s 7th Annual Bridge of Friendship event at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel’s Molokai Ballroom.

At noon, Carlisle will be a guest speaker at a Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii fundraiser luncheon on board the Holland American cruise ship MS Oosterdam, docked at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Read Previous Editions of Inside Honolulu

October 27: HART Member’s Ansaldo Conflict; $4 Million Change Order; More on TOD Workshops; Real Property Tax Commission Meets; It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas; Top City Employees Honored; Ansaldo Contract Delivered, Returned; HART Meetings This Morning; Where’s Carlisle?

October 26: APEC Scuttles Camping Permits; Trick or Treat; Reapportionment Commission Cancelled; Intermodal Pete; Public Support for APEC; Where’s Carlisle?

October 25: Finmeccanica Business Plan: Sell Ansaldo; Train Facility Work Begins; City Workers Vaccinated; November Public Hearing; Special Meeting Today; Where’s Carlisle?

October 24: Rail~Volution Sunshine?; Using Force; Friday Night News; Charging for Parks; Where’s Carlisle?

October 21: City Spending On Rail Lawyers; Carlisle’s Public Sked; A Message From Carrie; Sidewalk Project Pau; Parking Hardship; Bus Routes, Trash Pickup Adjusted for APEC; Where’s Carlisle?

October 20: Special Committee Meeting; APEC Security Road Closures; Council Concerned About Rail Operation Costs; City Misses HUD Deadline; Investigation: Rail at the Airport; Where’s Carlisle?

October 19: Mayor Listens to Preschoolers; The CityCamp “Unconference”; Two TOD Workshops Next Week; Rail Construction Knocks Out Traffic Cams; UPW Strike During APEC?; A Merry Celebration; Martin Running For Mayor; Where’s Carlisle?

October 18: Hula Festival Venue Change; “Overwhelming” Response: APEC Turning Away Volunteers; Garbage Truck Problems; APEC Surveillance Camera Locations; Where’s Carlisle?

October 17: You Say You Want A Rail~Volution; An Evening With Carlisle; Mufi’s Fundraising Muscle; Waipahu Rail Soil Tests Begin; Young People Love Honolulu; Where’s Carlisle?

October 13: Low Sewer Bond Interest; Full Steam Ahead; HART: Ansaldo Still Capable; Police Gifts: A History; There’s No Crying In Rail Contractor Disputes!; Drug Summit Coming To Hawaii; Where’s Carlisle?

October 12: Money For Buses; Ewa Development Plan Up For Review; Second Crack At Homeless on Sidewalk; Where’s Carlisle?

October 11: Rail On PBS; Sidewalk Property Bill Advances; Noise Bill Deferred; Merits of Rail-Volution; Carlisle’s Blood; Targeting Homeless?; Rod Tam’s Friends; Today’s Meetings; Where’s Carlisle?

October 10: Transportation Committee Canceled; Hilton Hawaiian Village On The Agenda; Rail = Jobs; Honolulu’s Global Mayor; Zoning and Planning; Where’s Carlisle?

October 7: Gabbard: End The War; Real Property Tax Commission Meeting Monday; The Holidays Are Coming; Carlisle’s Public Schedule; New Rail Financial Plan; More Committee Agendas; Where’s Carlisle?

October 6: Second Committee Posted; Ansaldo Contract Not Signed Yet; Zoning and Planning Meeting Monday, Not Thursday; Rail Opponents To Speak at Rotary Club; Today’s HART Meetings; Where’s Carlisle?

October 5: Police For Sale?; Cameras Coming for APEC; Sidewalk Property, Noise Control Bills Advance; Private Possessions, Public Property; Today’s Honorees; Today’s Council Meeting; Where’s Carlisle?

October 4: Fifty Years Of Friendship With The French; ACLU Scolds HPD; FACE Rail Rally Today; Station to Station; Public Hearing, No Public; Where’s Carlisle?

October 3: Carlisle Responds, Others Attending; Carlisle Attending “Upscale” Condo Groundbreaking; Former DLNR Chair Thielen New City Ag Liaison; HART On Rail Costs; Archaeological Work Begins; Overcharging at Landfill; Carlisle Eats Local; HART Meetings Thursday; Where’s Carlisle?

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