Downtown Neighborhood Board to discuss rail, noise, reapportionment

Hawaii Independent Staff

DOWNTOWN—The Downtown Neighborhood Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, August 4 to hear and discuss a variety of issues that affect residents, businesses, and governments agencies now and for the future.

In addition to regular board business, including reports from the police and fire departments, City Transportation Director Wayne Yoshioka will give a presentation on non-construction street closure permits. Those permits are required for each of the many street festivals hosted by Chinatown community groups and businesses.

Also scheduled to give presentations are the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART), Hawaii Pacific University, and the Chinatown Business and Community Association.

Unfinished board business to be addressed at the meeting includes an ongoing excessive noise complaint against Hotel Street entertainment venues by residents of Chinatown Gateway apartments and an update by the State and City Reapportionment Committee, which helps determine electoral districts.

Other matters scheduled for discussion include updates on the Oahu General Plan, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), liquor license applications, and Queen’s Medical Center expansion plans.

Downtown Neighborhood Board Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Pauahi Community Center
171 North Pauahi St.