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NOVEMBER 18, 2003
CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTION OF COMMISSIONERS: Chair Roy Wickramaratna called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with a quorum present. At this time, the Commissioners introduced themselves.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Pohai Ryan, Benjamin Sanchez, Benjamin Gudoy, Ed Gall, Roy Wickramaratna, Kalene Sakamoto, Karen Iwamoto, Jeanette Nekota.
COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Ray Galas
STAFF: Benjamin Kama (Executive Secretary), Kelley Santiago, Sheri Kajiwara.
GUESTS: McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board No. 8: Ron Lockwood (Chair), Clifton Takamura; Tom Heinrich (Manoa Neighborhood Board No. 7), Debbi Glanstein (Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31), Seth Harris (City Corporation Counsel Office).
1. Tom Heinrich welcomed newly appointed Commissioner Jeanette Nekota and reported receiving a call from board member stating that there are problems with the chair of another Board not putting an item on the agenda as requested by its board members. He noted that Ben Kama is aware of the situation and is currently working on the issue.
2. Clifton Takamura suggested increased dialogue between the neighborhood boards and various community organizations to help increase citizen participation.
6:35 p.m. – Iwamoto arrived. (7 members present)
APPROVAL OF REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 14, 2003: The following corrections were made:
Page 2, COMMISSION REPRESENTATION ON STATE’S ICE TASK FORCE, last sentence should read: “A written report should be issued from the State Administration by November 5.”
Iwamoto moved seconded by Sanchez to approve the October 14, 2003 Regular Meeting Minutes as corrected. The motion carried unanimously, 7-0-0.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
Sakamoto moved seconded by Iwamoto to file the correspondence as distributed. The motion carried unanimously, 7-0-0.
CHAIR – Chair Wickramaratna reported that he attended the Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting on November 4. He also noted more training is needed for the new chairs of the boards.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY’S REPORT: Kama had no written report/
Neighborhood Plan Revision Effort Update – Heinrich reported that the Revised Neighborhood Plan is almost complete and ready for submission to Corporation Counsel for its review.
State’s “ICE” Task Force Update – No new update.
Commissioner Attendance, Review and Recommendations – Chair Wickramaratna reported contacting Commissioner Galas who will submit his resignation letter from the Commission.
7:40 p.m. – Ryan arrived.
Gall moved seconded by Sakamoto to send a letter to the Mayor and City Council to expedite the filling of vacancies on the Commission. The motion carried unanimously, 8-0-0.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
Neighborhood Plan – See Neighborhood Plan Revision Effort Update.
Budget – No report.
Elections – No report.
Iwamoto left the meeting at 7:10 p.m. (7 members present)
Evaluation – No report.
SCHEDULING OF THE NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING: Gall moved seconded by Sanchez to recess in December. The motion carried unanimously, 7-0-0.
ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ryan moved seconded by Sakamoto to add the following corrections to the October 14, 2003 meeting minutes pending verification from meetings tape recording. The motion carried unanimously, 7-0-0.
Ryan submitted the following as corrections to the October 14, 2003 meeting minutes:
Page 1, Public Input, No. 3, line 7: “President” should be replaced with “Director”.
Page 1, Public Input, paragraph 5 should read: “Ryan responded stating that the Commission did not take any action to sensor Mr. Lindgard and called his statements “erroneous” and further stated that Kaneohe Ranch is the landlord to the Kailua Chamber of Commerce and not to Ryan personally.”
Page 3, New Business, paragraph 3, first and second sentence should read: “Ryan noted her concern about the statements made by Lindgard earlier in this meeting. She stated that she resented the implications he made.”
ADJOURNMENT: Sakamoto moved seconded by Ryan to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously, 7-0-0.
Chair Wickramaratna adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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