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Committee Meetings


Council Meetings

Generally, regular City Council meetings are held once a month at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Honolulu Hale, with presentation of Honorary Certificates at 9:00 a.m., prior to the meeting, and public hearings at 2:00 p.m. Special council meetings may be called at any time when deemed necessary.

As in any legislative body, committees perform a very important function in the operation of the Council. Items before the Council are usually first reviewed by one or more committees. A report on the matter is prepared and sent to the Council for adoption. Once a committee report has been adopted by the full Council, the recommendations made in it are considered to be official actions of the Council.

The Council has seven standing committees. The committees provide councilmembers with an opportunity to seek information from the city administration on new proposals for or proposed changes to existing city policies, programs and services, to discuss budgeting and implementation issues and to reach consensus among committee members on dealing with major problems. Just as important, the committees provide citizens most affected by the Council's decisions with a forum to discuss their concerns with councilmembers. In general, it is at the committee level where the preparatory work is done to assist the members of the Council in arriving at their decisions.

Each Council standing committee is made up of all members of the Council.  Voting and non-voting members have been designated for each committee.  The Council's standing committees, their respective officers and voting members consist of the following:

TUESDAYS

9:00 a.m. Public Safety and Economic Development Committee
Voting Members*:
Carol Fukunaga (Chair)
Kymberly Marcos Pine (Vice-Chair)
Ikaika Anderson
Stanley Chang
Breene Harimoto

*All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.

10:30 a.m. Parks and Customer Services Committee
Voting Members*:
Joey Manahan (Chair)
Ron Menor (Vice-Chair)

Stanley Chang
Carol Fukunaga
Breene Harimoto


*All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.

1:00 p.m. Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee
Voting Members*:
Ron Menor (Chair)
Carol Fukunaga (Vice-Chair)
Ikaika Anderson
Stanley Chang
Breene Harimoto
Ann Kobayashi
Joey Manahan
Ernest Y. Martin
Kymberly Marcos Pine

*All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee

WEDNESDAYS

9:00 a.m.  Budget Committee
Voting Members*:
Ann Kobayashi (Chair)
Stanley Chang (Vice-Chair)
Carol Fukunaga
Joey Manahan
Kymberly Marcos Pine


 *All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.


1:00 p.m. Public Works and Sustainability Committee
Voting Members*:
Stanley Chang (Chair)
Ann Kobayashi (Vice-Chair)
Joey Manahan
Ron Menor
Kymberly Marcos Pine

*All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.


THURSDAYS

9:00 a.m. Zoning and Planning Committee
Voting Members*:
Ikaika Anderson (Chair)
Breene Harimoto (Vice-Chair)
Ann Kobayashi
Ron Menor
Kymberly Marcos Pine

*All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.

1:00 p.m. Transportation Committee
Voting Members*:
Breene Harimoto (Chair)
Joey Manahan (Vice-Chair)
Carol Fukunaga

Ron Menor
Kymberly Marcos Pine

 *All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.

2:30 p.m. Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Services Committee 
Voting Members*:
Kymberly Marcos Pine (Chair)
Breene Harimoto (Vice-Chair)
Carol Fukunaga

Ann Kobayashi
Joey Manahan

 *All Councilmembers who are not voting members of a specific committee are non-voting members of that committee.

 

All times are subject to change. Special council meetings may be called at any time when deemed necessary.  Public notice of all meetings is made six days prior to the meeting time.   

 

Abbreviations

HRS
HSAC
NACo
NACo WIR
RCH
ROH
Hawaii Revised Statutes
Hawaii State Association of Counties
National Association of Counties
National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region
Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu
Revised Ordinances of Honolulu

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 16, 2014