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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                April 25, 2007

Release No. M-37-07

 

 

 MAYOR TO UNVEIL PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT

AT THURSDAY’S KALIHI ECONOMIC SUMMIT

           

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann will announce a pedestrian safety pilot project during tomorrow’s Kalihi Economic Summit at Farrington High School.

            Mayor Hannemann and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will hold an economic summit on revitalizing Kalihi from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

            The summit is one of a series of “Kalihi Pride” events the City is holding. Hannemann joined members of the City’s YouthBuild program last Saturday in a Kalihi Pride graffiti paintout.

            Thursday’s summit is intended to bring a host of businesses and community groups together to establish public-private partnerships that will propose specific actions that can be taken to stir economic activity in the community. Admission is free.

            The summit will begin at 4 p.m. with Flavors of Kalihi, a sampling of heavy pupu dishes from many well-known Kalihi eateries.

            Following that, Mayor Hannemann will present the keynote speech, discussing the City’s commitment to revitalizing Kalihi and will be followed by presentations on:

            The summit will begin at 4 p.m. with Flavors of Kalihi, a sampling of heavy pupu dishes from many well-known Kalihi eateries. 
           
Following that, Mayor Hannemann will present the keynote speech, discussing the City’s commitment to revitalizing Kalihi and will be followed by presentations on:

·  Economic Opportunities for Kalihi Businesses, by the Kalihi Business Association, Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Empower Oahu and A Day in Kalihi.

·  Upcoming Developments Bring More Opportunities for Kalihi, by the Pacific Resource Partnership, Kamehameha Schools and Urban Land Institute.

·  Strengthening Kalihi’s Workforce, by Work Hawaii / Oahu Worklinks, Honolulu Community College, Building Industry Association and the Pacific Gateway Center.

·  Empowering Kalihi’s Youth, by Farrington High School and Hope Through Music.

            All interested business persons and community organizations are invited to attend the Mayor’s Kalihi Economic Summit, but registration is requested.
            To register, call 237-3678, e-mail
info@kalihisummit.org or visit www.kalihisummit.org.

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Contact:

            Bill Brennan, 527-6928

            Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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