Sunday, September 11, 2016

State Hospital Master Plan And Victims’ Rights Top Agenda For Kaneohe Neighborhood Board

The agenda for our September 15 meeting is set, and we hope you will join us. Details are below. To review the complete agenda online, click on this link.

State Hospital Master Plan: Kira Downing of DTL, a strategic planning and communications firm, will provide a briefing about progress on the hospital’s updated master plan. Work has been under way since February on demolishing one of the hospital’s main buildings. The plan calls for that facility, the Goddard Building, to be torn down by this fall. After that, construction is to begin on a building to serve high-risk patients. The hospital has been one of our top priorities for several years, as it is one of Kaneohe’s largest employers and has a significant impact on Windward Community College next door. You can learn more about our work on hospital issues by entering Hawaii State Hospital in the search bar at the top left of this page.

Victims’ Rights Resolution: Our vice-chairman, Bill Sager, will present a resolution supporting legislation to strengthen crime victims’ rights in Hawaii. He told our August meeting that the legislation, modeled on “Marsy’s Law,” would provide crime victims with standing in any legal action against anyone who harmed them, including being notified when the criminal was released from jail. The 2016 Legislature considered a bill on the issue but did not pass it. Supporters have said they will seek passage in the 2017 session.

Other Business: Our agenda always includes time for reports from the Fire and Police Departments, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, elected officials from the state and local levels, community organizations, and our Board committees.

Vacant Seats: Two seats are currently open on the Board. They represent Sub-District 8, Kapunahala; and Sub-District 12, Pikoiloa. The Board is authorized to fill vacancies by appointment. Community members may indicate their interest by contacting Board Chairman Mo Radke or by attending a Board meeting. A map of the district is available online, as is a street index that is organized by sub-district (search for District 30 in the index, then find the sub-district).

Details: The Board meeting will take place in the cafeteria of Benjamin Parker Elementary School, 45-259 Waikalua Road, starting at 7 p.m. 

Click on the highlighted links above to read the full agenda and find more information about agenda topics. The minutes of our August meeting also are now available. Click on the highlighted link to read them.

We welcome your comments, in person and online
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