Honolulu's managing director will assess existing fire studies to determine risks as well as firefighting and other emergency response capabilities.
This comes after years of controversy over how the city should handle the stairs.
Choy was involved in several bribery cases but was only charged in one after cooperating with federal prosecutors.
Isabella Kalua's adoptive parents are scheduled to stand trial early next year.
The city had suspended the law to facilitate emergency housing for Maui wildfire survivors but says that's no longer necessary.
Teachers in the affected schools are frustrated at the lack of communication from the DOE, its board heard Thursday.
The lawsuit by the estate of Isabella Kalua says the state advocated her adoption by her foster parents despite multiple reports of suspicious injuries by doctors and others.
The law was enacted to limit the use of residential properties as vacation rentals.
Power outages left Maui visitors with little information on where they would be headed once they left the island.