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Monday, November 25, 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.

Please silence all electronic devices.


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.    Special meeting Minutes (Sanctions Hearing Matson v Board #5) – August 26, 2013

B.    Regular meeting Minutes – September 23. 2013

C.   Special meeting Minutes – October 28, 2013

D.   Special meeting Minutes (Sanctions Hearing Kaopua III v Teruya) – October 28, 2013

E.    Executive session Minutes (Sanctions Hearing Matson v Board #5) – August 26, 2013


III.      Public Concerns (limited to 3 minutes each)


IV.      Executive Secretary’s Report

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

B.   Update on Guidebook

C.  Update on presentation given to Council’s Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Services meeting on October 31, 2013

D.  Update on NCO website

E.  Update on NCO recommendation to Ewa Neighborhood Board to redo action taken at their meeting held on September 12, 2013

F.  Update on Koolauloa Board meeting held November 14, 2013 as it relates to the Findings of Fact from the Commission’s sanctions hearing of November 22, 2010

G. Neighborhood Board members training schedule


V.       Committee Reports

A.   Elections Committee – Chair Charles Zahn

Members Loryn Guiffre, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

B.   Finance Committee – Chair Claire Tamamoto

Members, Kathleen Pahinui, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

C.  Neighborhood Plan Committee – Chair Bob Finley

Members Bob Stubbs, Sylvia Young

1.    Discussion of Ad-Hoc Committee members.

2.    Call for comments on proposed amendments from neighborhood boards

VII.    Commission Business

A.    Dismissal of complaints due to absence of Neighborhood Plan violation allegation.



Gau v Diamond Head NB



Furuto v McCully NB



Furuto v McCully NB



Furuto v McCully NB



Golojuch v Makakilo NB



Middleton v Lavoie



Heath v Primacio



Elgarcio v Nagata



Cannon v Timson_Dudley



Golojuch, C v Makakilo NB



Case v Heinrich



Kalamau v Andrade_Herolaga



Hamada v Ala Moana NB



Patterson v Searle



Wheatley v Waipahu NB

B.    Dismissal of complaints due to withdrawal by complainants:

1)    1001-#20-06 Lum Lee v Morinaga-Wells. Section §2-13-108 Membership,

    §2-14-107 Reporting change of residency

2)  1006-#34-11 Golojuch v Dudley. §2-14-117 Order and Decorum

3)  2012-01 Zahn v NB No. 23. §2-14-11(d) Meeting Notice and Agenda

C.   Establishment of a special committee to do a survey of the boards concerning the effectiveness of the NCO

D.   Honolulu City Council Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Affairs Committee Agenda items:           

1)    2006 Audit and 2007 Audit Task Force Report Recommendations

2)    Implementation of 2009 Neighborhood Commission Evaluation of Audit and Task Force Recommendations            

E.    Conference of Chairs

F.    Report on evaluation Neighborhood Board Visitations


VII.     Announcements

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

      January 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Committee Meeting Room, Honolulu

      Hale, Room 205, 530 South King Street. This meeting may be recessed pending Commission action.


VII.     Adjournment



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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 19, 2013