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CALL TO ORDER: Chair Brendan Bailey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


Members Present – Brendan Bailey, Ed Gall, Bob Finley, Ron Mobley, Jeanette Nekota, Bob Stubbs, Claire Tamamoto, and Sylvia Young.


Members Absent – Wilson Ho


Guests/Staff – Bryan Mick, Rae Gee (Neighborhood Commission Office staff); Elisa Amemiya (COR); Tom Heinrich (Manoa Neighborhood Board); Ron Lockwood (McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board; and Tom Smyth (Downtown Neighborhood Board)


ROLL CALL OF COMMISSIONERS: A roll call of Commissioners established a quorum of eight (8) members present.




Executive Secretary – Rae Gee, Executive Secretary (ES), reported that with the new administration coming in all appointees last day was October 10th, although it was likely that many would be retained by the Carlisle administration.  


Commission Chair – The Chair had no report.



Tom Heinrich commented that the transition period between Acting Mayor Caldwell and Mayor Elect Carlisle would cause uncertainty in the NCO as all the positions our Mayoral appointees, and there were no guarantees on who would be retained. He also commented that the recent action by the Executive Secretary to cut all neighborhood board budgets by 50% was apparently done without any notice to or participation in the budget process by either the Commission or the Boards. This had placed in jeopardy the ability for boards to be shown on Olelo. Heinrich commented that a comprehensive trading program for neighborhood board members and officers is needed. The Sunshine law class is not being offered on a regular basis. Heinrich pointed out that the Board members Guidebook needed to be revised since the Plan was revised in 2008. He also commented that tonight’s agenda was extremely brief and did not list any committees. He thought perhaps a sanction hearings could have been held tonight to try and clear up the backlog.




Regular Meeting – There being no objections, the Regular Meeting Minutes of August 23, 2010 was APPROVED as CIRCULATED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT 8-0-0 (AYE: Bailey, Gall, Finley, Mobley, Nekota, Bob Stubbs, Tamamoto, and Young.




Reappointment of the Executive Secretary – Tom Heinrich commented that if the Neighborhood Commission wished to express its support for the reappointment of Executive Secretary Rae Gee to continue to serve in that role in the Carlisle Administration, it needed to do so promptly for her full consideration by the Mayor-elect.  It was unknown whether the commission would actually be consulted concerning the performance of the Executive Secretary and its recommendation on her reappointment.  Heinrich supported the commission’s adoption of a resolution in support of Executive Secretary Rae Gee’s retention in that role.  Bob Finley moved that the Neighborhood Commission support the reappointment of Rae Gee to the position of Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office and a letter of support be submitted to Mayor Elect Peter Carlisle. Ed Gall seconded the motion. The motion was ADOPTED, 8-0-0. (Aye: Bailey, Finley, Gall, Mobley, Nekota, Stubbs, Tamamoto, and Young.)


Kalihi-Palama Neighborhood Board No. 15 Request for At Large Seats in the District – As no one from the Board was present and no formal resolution from the Board has been transmitted to the NCO, the Chair deferred this item. The Chair requested the NCO work with the Board on a formal resolution they could adopt.




  • Next Regular Commission Meeting – Scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2010 at Honolulu Hale, Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor at 7:00 p.m.


ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.



Submitted by,


Bryan Mick



Thursday, July 21, 2011

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