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President's Message
Membership Meeting
Explanation of Major Changes in Bylaws (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Budget to Cut Aid to Poor and Disabled
How to Turn Your Concerns into Law
Planning and Transportation Committee (Pearl Johnson)
City Council Dislikes Sunshine Law (Pearl Johnson)

Planning & Transportation Committee

The development of Kakaako makai of Ala Moana was the subject of the Planning & Transportation committee meeting on October 25. A & B Properties presented their plan, which was chosen from 4 proposals presented to the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

Letters to the Editor and op-ed pieces have objected to housing and other aspects of the A & B plan. Members of the committee are well aware of what is there now: a fenced-off boatyard, an abandoned tuna cannery, a yard for City dump trucks, etc. The committee welcomed the plan to open up to the public the waterfront from Pt. Panic to Ala Moana.

A & B's plan includes a hula halau at the waterfront between Pt. Panic and Kakaako Park. Parking will be moved away from the water to free that choice land for more people-oriented use. The developer envisions retail uses such as restaurants, entertainment centers, bowling and fitness centers.

Pearl Johnson, chair
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