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Monday, April 28, 2014, 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 – February 24, 2014

B.     Regular Meeting Minutes – March 24, 2014


III.       Public Concerns (limited to 3 minutes each)


IV.      Neighborhood Commission Office Report

A.   Update on ‘Community for Keiki’ month

B.  Update on NCO budget


V.       Committee Reports

A.   Elections Committee – Chair Charles Zahn

Members Loryn Guiffre, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

B.   Finance Committee – Chair Claire Tamamoto,

Members Kathleen Pahinui, Russell Yamanoha, Sylvia Young (ex officio)

C.  Survey Committee – Chair Loryn Guiffre,

Members, Russell Yamanoha, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam

D.  Neighborhood Plan Committee – Chair Bob Finley,

Members Bob Stubbs, Sylvia Young

      List of proposed draft Plan amendments to be sent out for public hearings:

2-11-302 – Delete the three absence rule for Commissioners.

2-11-317 – Amends Commission rules on committees to allow for ad hoc members.

2-14-103 (d) – Adds the phrase “establishes a quorum” to the restriction on what a board may do if it is unable to elect a presiding officer. Amends the section on board budgetary action to specify the board is requesting the Neighborhood Commission Office to expend funds on its behalf.

2-14-111 – Designates the Executive Secretary to be responsible for maintaining agenda mail lists.

2-14-118 – Adds language requiring boards to accept public testimony on agenda items.

2-14-120 (b) – Amends the selection of officers from “in July” to “at the initial convening meeting.”

2-14-123 - Makes the Chairs appointment of a committee chair or board delegate effective upon the reporting of the action at a board meeting. Creates rule for chair to appoint a pro-tem committee chair or pro-tem delegate in the case of a resignation

2-14-124 – Specifies that the board appoints committee members. Amends committee rules to allow for ad hoc members.

2-11-106 – Allows the Commission to reestablish deadlines should the NCO suffer from an emergency staffing situation.

2-12-102 – Amends the definitions to include “passcode” wherever the word ballot is used.

2-17-203 – Makes the commission office responsible for issuing new ballots

2-17-204 – Establishes a date by when the candidate registration form must be released.

2-17-207 – Expands the prohibition on a candidate or their relative serving as an election official or employee to cover all phases of the election process.

2-17-210 – Clarifies that the Commission declares unfilled seats vacant if there are insufficient candidates following certification.

2-17-303 - Makes the commission office responsible for issuing replacement ballots.

2-17-304 – Amends the ballot return deadline to include a ballot completion deadline.

2-18-101 – Allows the Neighborhood Commission Office to recommend to the Commission they reject a complaint that does not meet the criteria of the Neighborhood Plan.


*The complete text of the proposed amendments may be viewed in the Neighborhood

Commission Office, 530 S King Street #406, Honolulu HI 96813, Mondays thru Fridays

between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, and online at


VI.            Conference of Chairs

A.      Report from the Commission’s Permitted Interaction Group

B.     NCO follow up on issues raised at the COC

C.     Motion to disband the Commission’s PIG


VII.     Commission Business

A.   Councilmember Pine’s Proposal to Cut $46,500 of NCO’s 2015 Elections Budget  

B.   Resolution to Reduce the Pearl City Neighborhood Board No. 21 Membership

C.  Report on Evaluation Neighborhood Board Visitations

          D.  Request from Kioni Dudley to continue the hearing of May 14, 2014 (1006-#34-12 Golojuch

               Jr. v Dudley)


VIII.     Announcements

A.      The Neighborhood Commission’s next Special meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,

May 14, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Conference Room, Ground Floor  

Diamond Head end 550 South King Street,

B.     The Neighborhood Commission’s next Special meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,

May 28, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Council Committee Room 205

C.     The Neighborhood Commission’s  next Special meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,

June 4, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Council Committee Room 205


IX.      Adjournment



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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 22, 2014