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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2006 Release No. M-12-06
HANNEMANN PROPOSES RENAMING CIVIC CENTER,
IN HONOR OF FORMER MAYOR FRANK FASI
Mayor Mufi Hannemann today proposed renaming the
“Mayor Fasi served longer than any other mayor of
“It is most fitting that, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City and
A draft resolution submitted to the City Council for approval calls for the names to be changed to the
In order for the renaming to occur, an amendment was needed in the City ordinance that prohibits the naming of public facilities for individuals unless they are deceased. The City Council unanimously approved that amendment – Bill 76 (2005) CD 1, FD 1 – last month and Mayor Hannemann signed it into law today.
“We are grateful to the City Council for their cooperation and support in this tribute to Mayor Fasi,” said Hannemann. “I know that many residents of
The mayor added, “In the same vein, we support the Council’s proposal to rename the Waipio Soccer Complex to honor Patsy Mink.
“In her long and illustrious career Congresswoman Mink, ably assisted by her husband John, left a permanent legacy of equality and justice for all Americans,” said Hannemann.
In a resolution introduced today, Council Chairman Donovan Dela Cruz and Ann Kobayashi said, “Renaming the Waipio Soccer Complex the ‘Patsy T. Mink Soccer Complex’ would honor a political pioneer who transformed the city, state and nation. . . .”
Also today, Mayor Hannemann signed into law:
· Bill 69 (2005) CD 2, FD 1, an amendment to the City’s operating budget to provide funding for collective bargaining and Salary Commission salary adjustments.
· Bill 79 (2005) CD 1, FD 1, an amendment to the City’s capital budget to provide $1,174,109 in community development block grant funds for handicapped access improvements at the American Red Cross Diamond Head facility, sprinkler and roof repairs at the Institute for Human Services facility on Kaaahi Street, design of the St. Francis Healthcare System Residential Care Community for the Elderly, services from Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii for children and the homeless and additional funding for site preparation for an Intergenerational LearningCenter in Ewa Beach and for construction of a new facility for the elderly by ORI Anuenue Hale.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Thursday, February 09, 2006|