Thursday, December 8, 2016

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Receives Reports On Traffic Concerns And Crime Maps

Some final notes from our November 17 meeting:

Traffic on Pua Alowalo St.We learned that the city does not plan any new traffic restrictions after following up on residents’ reports of speeding and dangerous driving on the street. However, traffic signs will be repainted. Our chairman, Mo Radke asked that a police officer patrol the area with a radar gun.

We also learned that there are no plans to add an exit from Windward City Shopping Center onto Kamehamena Highway, as residents had suggested. Residents had told us earlier that an increasing number of drivers were using Pua Alowalo as shortcut between the center and the highway.

Crime Map: We learned about the Honolulu Police Department’s interactive crime map. This online tool allows users to enter an address and view reports of crime reports in the neighborhood. The department added reports of violent crimes to the map in mid-November, after neighborhood boards and a city council member raised concerns. Users may now search for reports of 15 different crimes by entering an address, landmark or zip code.

During the police presentation, an audience member asked where to find the locations of sex offenders. Those appear on a map maintained by the state Attorney General’s office.

Next Meeting: Please join us at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 15, at Benjamin Parker Elementary School, 45-259 Waikalua Road.

Vacant Seats & Upcoming Election: Three seats are currently open on the Board. They represent Sub-District 4, Keahala; 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.

Also, the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections will take place April 28 through May 19. All 17 seats on our Board will be up for election. Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017 is eligible to be a candidate. 

Candidates may register online or submit a Candidate Declaration Form to the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO)The form must be hand delivered to the NCO or postmarked by February 17, 2017.  Assistance is available by calling 768-3781.

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).

We welcome your comments, in person and online
Please join us for all of our meetings. If you are unable to attend, you may provide testimony online and contact Neighborhood Board members directly.

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