Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 Legislative Session Staff

2011 Legislative Session Staff - Office Manager Lori Hasegawa, UH Hilo Intern Charlene Afu, Mark and Legislative Aide Van Morita.

Paauilo Gym Annex Re-Opens

Mayor Billy Kenoi speaks to community members before untying the maile lei.
Paauilo Senior Citizens perform in Gym following rededication of their meeting room.
Over four years since the November, 2006 earthquake rocked West Hawaii, the Paauilo Senior Citizens can finally return home to their meeting place in the Paauilo Gym Annex building.  The building, which received structural damage during the earthquake has forced the Senior Citizens group to meet in the basement of another building above the gym for the past four years.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Chapter 13-5, HAR, the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) Public Hearings

Based upon public input received during the first round of public hearings, OCCL has made considerable revisions to the first proposed draft amendments. This second series of hearings and collection of public input will result in better-defined administrative rules to regulate the Conservation District to improve work efficiency; contribute positively to OCCL's core objectives related to natural resource conservation, and will benefit landowners and agencies alike.

The public hearings shall be held at 5:30 pm as follows:
January 24, 2011 Waiehu, Maui Paukukalo Community Center, 657 Kaumualii St.

January 25, 2011 Hilo, Hawaii Hawaii County Council Room, 25 Aupuni St.
January 31, 2011 Kaunakakai, Molokai Mitchell Pauole Center, 90 Ainoa St.

February 1, 2011 Lihue, Kauai Lihue Library, 4344 Hardy St.

February 7, 2011 Kona, Hawaii Mayor's Conf. Room, 75-5706 Kuakini Hwy, Rm 103
February 9, 2011 Honolulu, Oahu Kalanimoku Bldg., 1151 Punchbowl St., Rm 132
All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearings to present relevant information and individual opinion for the DLNR to consider. At the public hearing or postmark by March 9, 2011, any person may file with the Board written comments or recommendations in support of or in opposition to the proposed rule making. Written testimony should be mailed to the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, HI 96809.
The proposed 13-5 Amendments may be found online at the OCCL's website at Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations or assistance please contact OCCL at least four days prior to the public hearing. For more information contact the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands at (808) 587-0377.