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            Mayor Mufi Hannemann will hold an important community meeting on Monday evening to discuss emergency preparedness, the City’s rail transit project, and the coming expansion of curbside residential recycling.


North Shore residents and others interested in these topics are urged to attend the meeting on Monday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Haleiwa Elementary School, 66-505 Haleiwa Road.


The Department of Emergency Management will give a presentation on safety preparations for hurricanes and tsunamis.


The Department of Transportation Services will provide an update on the 34-mile rail transit project that will connect Kapolei with Ala Moana, Manoa and Waikiki.


And the Department of Environmental Services will discuss the City’s plan to expand its highly successful curbside residential recycling to North Shore communities from Mokuleia to Sunset Beach in November.


“These topics are all very important to the North Shore and the entire community, and we’re making sure residents are well-informed and receive answers to any questions they may have,” Mayor Hannemann said.


The recycling program will also expand in November to the Windward communities of Kailua and Lanikai; and in East Oahu from Kuliouou to Kapahulu and Manoa.


The City will further expand the service island-wide by May of 2010.


In May of 2009, the program will expand from Waipio Gentry to Halawa; in Wahiawa, Whitmore, Waipio Estates and Launani Valley; in Kaneohe; and in Waimanalo. In November of 2009, further expansion will include the areas from Foster Village to Makiki; and from Kahuku to Kahaluu.


Finally, in May 2010, curbside recycling will expand to Makakilo, Waikele and Waipahu; Ewa Beach to West Loch; and Honokai Hale to Makua on the Leeward Coast.


Contact: Bill Brennan, 527-6928.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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