Guests: Karen Tsukiyama (Kaimuki Business and Professional Association), Corrie Uehara, Linda Knowles, Captain Jay Shimabuku and Firefighter Mark Tam (Honolulu Fire Department), Lieutenant Maurice Asato (Honolulu Police Department), Amanda Morales (Councilmember Stanley Chang's office staff), Gordon Tam, Charles Schuster, Evelyn Hee (Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say's office manager), Julia Allen (Senator Sam Slom's office staff), Brian Yamane, and Uyen Vong (Neighborhood Commission Office staff).
Kaimuki Business and Professional Association
(KBPA): Karen Tsukiyama
reported the following:
is looking for any interested volunteers and welcomed the Board to join as a participant in the parade.
Questions, comments, and concerns followed:
December Update: Larson asked if KBPA
could update the Board at the December Board meeting and Tsukiyama
Contact Information: Schneider asked and Tsukiyama
answered that the website for KBPA
is www.kbpahawaii.com; email is Kaimukichristianparade@gmail.com; and contact number is 739-4801.
explained that the Kaimuki Community Park lights is not organized by the City.
commented that Christmas lights at Kaimuki Community Park is organized by KBPA
with assistance from Hawaiian Electric Company
stated the City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) told KBPA that some of the sockets are too old and need to be replaced.
commented that DPR would not send staff to allow KBPA
to check the lights since it would have to be done afterhours, and KBPA
may have to ask the Councilmembers or the Mayor to find a solution.
Best Contact Number: Larson asked and Tsukiyama
answered that the best number to contact her is 771-5407.
Grants: A resident asked and Tsukiyama
answered that the person in charge of the grants is focusing on other matters this year, and will be working on grants for next year.