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Monday January 28, 2013    7:00 p.m.

City Council Committee Meeting Room

Honolulu Hale, Room 205

530 South King Street



Rules of Speaking:  Anyone wishing to speak is asked to raise their hand, and when recognized by the Chair, to address comments to the Chair. Speakers are to keep their comments under 3 minutes.

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Note:  The Commission may take action on any agenda item. As required by the State Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 92), specific issues not noted on this agenda cannot be voted on, unless properly added to the agenda.


I.   Call to Order by Chair Sylvia Young

      A.   Roll Call of Commissioners, Establishment of Quorum


II.   Approval of Minutes

     A.    Regular Meeting Minutes – November 26, 2012

     B.    Special Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2012


III.   Public Concerns (limited to 3 minutes each)


IV.  Neighborhood Commission Office Report

     A.    Update on Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) Organization and Staffing

     B     Update on Mayors rep program

     C.   Neighborhood System Planning Calendar

     D.   40th Anniversary and Installation

     E.    Activation of boards #17 and/or #19

     F.    Possible board #23 and #36 requests to create subdistricts

     G.   Possible Sunshine law issues with board #27

      I.    Issue with Hawaii Kai NB #1 placing three absences on their agenda

     J.    Written request from Ewa Neighborhood Members for scheduling of make-up training sessions.


V.  Committee Reports

     A.    Elections Committee – Chair Jeanette Nekota,

                        Members Loryn Guiffre, Charles Zahn, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

     B.    Finance Committee – Chair Claire Tamamoto,

                        Members Kekoa Ho, Kathleen Pahinui, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

     C.   Neighborhood Plan Committee – Chair Bob Finley,

                        Members Bob Stubbs, Sylvia Young


VI.   Commission Business

    A.     Report on Ewa Neighborhood Board Sanctions


     B.    Procedures for how Neighborhood Board selects members of committees


     C.   Hawaii Kai Chair refusal to list three absence motion on agenda


     D.   Evaluation Visitations of the Neighborhood Boards



VII.  Announcements


      A.   The Neighborhood Commission’s next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday,

              February 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Committee Meeting Room, Honolulu

              Hale, Room 205, 530 South King Street. 


VIII.  Adjournment



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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 22, 2013