OCCC Town Hall Meeting

The Department of Public Safety will be holding a town hall meeting at Aloha Stadium’s hospitality room (located at the main box office) on Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

This meeting is of interest to Aiea and Halawa residents, as two of the sites being considered to build the new jail are in the Halawa area.

Aiea High School’s Family Fun Fair

Aiea High School’s PTSO presents the 2017 Aiea High School Family Fun Fair!

Happening this Friday, April 21st from 4-9pm at the Aiea High School campus!

Come for a petting zoo, food booths, rides, games, entertainment, pony rides, and more!

ACA Meeting Agenda, April 17, 2017

`Aiea Community Association
Agenda
April 17, 2017
www.aieacommunity.org

  1. Introductions
  2. Secretary’s Minutes – Kimberly
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Jarrett Oshiro
  4. Care Hawaii Report – Louisa Butler
  5. Pearlridge Development – Kelly Kauninana
  6. `Aiea Town Center–
    1. Task Force Minutes
    2. Norma Hara — Cohabit Housing Thesis
  7. `Aiea Gateway Project — Wayne Suzuki
  8. Friends of `Aiea Library — Susan Morishige
    1. Membership
    2. Book Sale — April 29, 2017
    3. Gardener/Yard Maintenance — Ralph Hee (started work today)
  9. `Aiea Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Oral History — Susan Morishige
    1. Books all moved from Hagadone.  Not sure if we have them all.  Need to verify quantity ordered.
    2. Books are stored at Jane Sugimura’s, Claire Tamamoto’s storage units, Hawaii National Bank and Aiea Hongwanji Preschool
  10. Loko Paiaiau – Erika Vargas
    1. Earth Day — April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    2. Work day list of visitors
    3. Update on City funding for Pilot project
  11. Mass Transit Update — Pat Lee
    1. HART Rail Tour — THANK YOU, PAT!! Everyone who attended had a great time and are much enlightened.  Thank you for setting this up for us.
    2. Status of City funding from the State Legislature
  12. Plans to relocate OCCC — the “Jail”
    1. OCCC Town Hall Meeting: April 24, 2017, Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  13. Announcements
    1. ‘Aiea High School Family Fun Fair, April 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    2. Earth Day Workday at Pa’aiau Fishpond, April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    3. OCCC Town Hall Meeting: April 24, 2017, Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    4. Friends of ‘Aiea Library Book Sale, April 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Set up April 28th, 5:00 p.m.
    5. ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board Meeting — May 8, 2017, Monday, 7:30 p.m. ‘Aiea Public Library Program Room
    6. ‘Aiea Community Association Meeting, May 15, 2017, Monday, 7:30 p.m., ‘Aiea Public Library Program Room

HART Open House at Aiea Library this Saturday

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Flier for HART open houseHART, Nan Inc. and Kiewit will be hosting a HART open house at the ‘Aiea Public Library tomorrow (Saturday), February 4th from 10:30 to noon.

HART will feature information displays and keiki activities. Each area will be staffed by a member of the HART or contractor team who will be available for discussion and questions.

The event is family friendly with no formal program, so the public may stop by at any time between 10:30 and noon. Light refreshments will be served.

See the flier for more details!

Removal of web form at contact page

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but we have been forced to remove the contact web form on our contact page. We were having too many issues with messages getting lost in cyber space.

As an alternative, we have listed some different ways to get in touch with us on the contact page.

If you have tried to reach us and have not heard a response, it’s probably because of the issues noted above. Please take a look at our revised contact page and resend your correspondence. Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo.

Halawa-Area Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Meeting on Wed., Nov. 16

Image of Flyer for TOD Meeting on November 16, 2016The City & County of Honolulu will be hosting a community workshop this Wednesday, November 16, from 6-8pm at Aloha Stadium’s hospitality room to give information about and gather public input on the Halawa area transit oriented development (TOD) plan.

This plan looks at future development around the Aloha Stadium rail station.  The public review draft of the TOD plan addresses new development circulation improvements, and public spaces. The proposed plan envisions:

  • New entertainment and retail uses
  • Diverse housing opportunities
  • Creation of a new employment center
  • A new Aloha Stadium
  • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements including access from the rail station to the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
  • New parks, gathering places, and trails

To see the draft TOD plan, please follow this link.

For more information on the Halawa area TOD plan, including previous reports, see the City’s Halawa-area TOD website.

To those who want to join this meeting: Enter the stadium parking lot through the Salt Lake Blvd. entrance. The hospitality room of Aloha Stadium is located right next to the stadium’s main box office at the south end zone of the stadium.

‘Aiea High School PTSO Craft Fair on Sat., Nov. 5, 2016

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project-grad-2017-steak-plate-fundraiser Come to the ‘Aiea High School PTSO’s craft fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016! The fair will run from 9am to 2pm at the ‘Aiea High School cafeteria. This year’s fair will feature local arts, crafts, plants, produce, and food from more than 90 local vendors! This will be a great place to check off things from your Christmas shopping list!

Make sure to stop by the Project Grad 2017 booth to buy an ono steak plate!

Community Talk Story this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

The ‘Aiea/Pearl City area legislators are hosting an open community talk story this Thursday, October 20th at 7pm at Pearl Ridge Elementary School’s cafeteria. Area residents are welcome to come for a night of open, candid discussion. Come share your wisdom and ask questions directly to the government officials working on issues of concern.

The following officials will be present at the meeting:

  • Ford Fuchigami, Director of the State Department of Transportation
  • Mark Garrity, Acting Director of the City Department of Transportation Services
  • Scott Morishige, State Homelessness Coordinator
  • Michael Formby, Acting Director of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project

Friends of ‘Aiea Library Book Sale

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Photo of 'Aiea Library used book sale from April 2016

‘Aiea Library used book sale

The Friends of ‘Aiea Public Library will be holding a used book sale this Saturday from 10am to 2pm (sorry for the short hours — there is another group using the library’s conference room in the afternoon). Come down for a TON of cheap books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and more!

We will be needing volunteers to set up for the book sale as well — if you have some time on Friday, we will be at the Library from 4:30 pm until about 8 or 9pm sorting books for the sale!

Honolulu Rail Transit Business & Community Meeting on Tues., Oct. 4, 2016

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Honolulu Rail Transit - Kamehameha Highway section

Honolulu Rail Transit – Kamehameha Highway section (‘Aiea/Pearl City)

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) invites ‘Aiea and Pearl City area residents and businesses to attend an informational community meeting to provide an update on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project in the area. HART staff will be available at this meeting to answer your questions.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Pearl Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria (98-940 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI 96701).

HART and its project partners will discuss the following topics:

  • Rail Project Update: Building America’s First Driverless Metro System (HART)
  • Kamehameha Highway Guideway Project Update (Kiewit)
  • Kamehameha Highway Stations Group Update (Nan, Inc.)
  • Bus Integration Update (Honolulu City & County Dept. of Transportation Services)
  • Additional Information:
    • Honolulu City & County Transit-Oriented Development
    • HART Business Assistance Opportunities
    • Hawaii Small Business Development Center

For additional information, see the flier below (available as a PDF here).

Honolulu Rail Transit community meeting flier