‘Aiea/Pearl City Town Hall on Disaster Preparedness/Awareness

Everyone is invited to a ‘Aiea/Pearl City Town Hall meeting this evening (Thurs., May 19) from 7-8:30pm at Pearlridge Elementary School! The topic is on DISASTER PREAREDNESS/AWARENESS and will discuss potential natural disasters that could threaten ‘Aiea and Pearl City and what steps you can take to ensure the safety of our senior citizens in the event of a natural disaster. For example, what steps should you take to account for special needs like medication requirements or mobility constraints? Great opportunity for those caring for our kupuna.

Mahalo to the Pearl Ridge Estates Community Association!

A BIG mahalo is in order to the Pearl Ridge Estates Community Association for their very generous donation of almost $4,000 to the Friends of ‘Aiea Library! This donation will go very far in helping the Friends in their mission to support the ‘Aiea Library and its services, resources, and programs! It is VERY much appreciated!

Mahalo also to State Representative Sam Satoru Kong for facilitating this donation and ensuring everything went smoothly!

‘Aiea High School Family Fun Fair this Friday!

Aiea Fun Fair

The annual ‘Aiea High School Family Fun Fair will be happening this Friday, April 22nd from 4pm to 9pm at the ‘Aiea High School football field!

Bring your whole family for a night of FOOD and FUN! Enjoy great food, rides and inflatables, a petting zoo, country store, craft fair vendors, pony rides, entertainment, face & hair painting, games, and much more!

Reminder: Upcoming Meetings

Just your monthly reminder that:

  • The ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board will be meeting tonight, April 11th, at 7:30pm at ‘Aiea Public Library. You can find the agenda online here.
  • The ‘Aiea Community Association will be meeting next Monday, April 18th at 7:30pm at the ‘Aiea Public Library.

City Council to consider amendment to free up development restrictions on ‘Aiea Sugar Mill site

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Tomorrow (April 5th), the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee will be meeting at 9am to discuss, among other things, a proposed amendment from Council Chair Ernie Martin that would add to the city’s budget $3.84 million that would be used to reimburse the federal government for section 8 fees that were used to buy the ‘Aiea Sugar Mill property back in the early 200s.

By reimbursing the federal government, it would allow the site to be developed with a wider range of uses, some of which may include senior housing or rehabilitation services, a community recreation center, and other related uses that would serve the ‘Aiea community’s best interests.

We encourage you to please take some time to submit written testimony in support of this amendment. All you have to do is follow this link and fill out the form to express your support. Under the field that reads, “Council/PH Committee,” select budget; under “meeting date,” select April 5, 2016; and under bill item, type, “Bill 14.” For the testimony itself, you can use a format similar to below:

To: Budget Committee Chair Ann H. Kobayashi & Committee Members

Date: April 5, 2016

Re: Bill 14-Chair Martin’s proposed $3,840,000 amendment for the reimbursement of the purchase of Aiea Sugar Mill

I support Chair Martin’s proposed $3,840,000 amendment to Bill 14 for the reimbursement of the purchase of Aiea Sugar Mill to allow for expanded public purpose and uses. (Please state your personal reasons)
Thank you for the opportunity to testify in favor of this amendment to Bill 14.

(Name)
(Address [optional])
(Phone number [optional])

If you would like to attend the budget committee meeting in person, the meeting agenda can be downloaded here. Please follow the instructions on the agenda to register as a speaker before 9am tomorrow.

Thank you very much to City Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga, who has been working closely with the ‘Aiea Community Association, the City & County of Honolulu, and the federal government to help navigate us thus far!

‘Aiea/Pearl City Town Hall Meeting this Thursday

Governor David Ige will be the guest speaker at a town hall meeting scheduled for this Thursday, March 24th. The event is happening from 7:00 to 8:30pm at Pearl Ridge Elementary School’s cafeteria. This is an opportunity for residents to listen to the Governor speak about issues important to the ‘Aiea/Pearl City area.

For additional information, please contact Representative Gregg Takayama’s office at 808-586-6340.

This event is sponsored by the ‘Aiea/Pearl City area legislators, including: Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Senator Breene Harimoto, Senator Clarence Nishihara, Representative Aaron Ling Johanson, Representative Sam Satoru Kong, Representative Gregg Takayama, Representative Roy M. Takumi, Councilmember Brandon Elefante, and Councilmember Carol Fukunaga.

Next ACA Meeting is next Monday, Feb. 15th

The next ACA meeting will be next Monday, February 15, 2016 (President’s Day), assuming everyone has recovered from the Great Aloha Run.

Please note that this is different from the day originally noted on our website.

‘Aiea Neighborhood Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 8

The next ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board meeting will be this Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm at the ‘Aiea Public Library programming room.

The agenda for the meeting can be found online at the Neighborhood Commission Office in both HTML and PDF formats.