Friday, April 29, 2016

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Marks One Departure And Learns About Another

Departures captured the attention of the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board at its April 21 meeting.
John Flanigan
John Flanigan Steps Down. The Board honored John Flanigan for 12 years of service. Mr. Flanigan announced his retirement in March and attended his final meeting as a Board member on the 21st.
Mr. Flanigan was appointed to the Board in January 2004 after several opportunities to testify about community problems related to trespassers on the Haiku Stairs. He went on to serve on the Board’s Haiku Stairs Committee, on the Civilian-Military Advisory Committee at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, and on the Citizen's Advisory Committee at the Hawaii State Hospital. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Flanigan was the Board treasurer. The Board will select his successor in that position.
Mr. Flanigan represents Sub-District 8, the Kapunahala area. His resignation creates the second vacancy on the 17-member Board. The other is in Sub-District 12, the Pikoiloa area. The areas are outlined in an online map of Kaneohe Neighborhood District 30. An index showing which streets fall within each subdistrict also is available online. Click on the highlighted links to use these online resources.
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. The Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of Benjamin Parker Elementary School, 45-259 Waikalua Road.
HPU To End Classes At Kaneohe Campus. A representative of Hawaii Pacific University described the school’s plans to consolidate its programs in Honolulu and end operations on its Kaneohe Campus.
Sam Moku, vice president of university relations, told the Board that HPU is studying options for the local facility. 

The deliberations come as HPU is replacing its president of five years, Geoffrey Bannister. The new president, John Y, Gotanda, will take over July 1.
HPU acquired the Kaneohe campus in 1992 in a merger with Hawaii Loa College. Hawaii Loa developed the 135-acre property in the early 1970s after it was donated by the Castle Foundation. The campus has an academics building, residence halls, and athletic facilities. News reports indicate that the land came with a stipulation that it be used for educational purposes.
Mr. Moku asked that community members send suggestions for the use of the campus to him at
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