Thursday, April 17, 2008

Show me the money

Rep. Blake Oshiro has a long list of priorities this year. One of them is to secure capital improvement project (CIP) funds for several schools and community projects in his district (33-Aiea, Halawa Valley, Halawa Heights, Aiea Heights).

Oshiro will urge his House colleagues to support HB 2995, a bill that includes the following projects:
  • $10 million for plans and construction to relocate Aiea Library
  • $2.4 million for design and construction improvements at Aiea High School
  • $1.7 million to construct and expand Aiea Intermediate School's cafeteria stage
The bill also identifies Aiea Intermediate School, Aiea High School, Gus Webling Elementary School, Pearl Ridge Elementary School, and Waimalu Elementary School as recipients of funding for various projects from electrical and air conditioning upgrades to building improvements and expansion.

Funds were allocated to purchase land for a new library in 2003, and this year Oshiro hopes that the planning and construction of the Aiea Library will be realized with the state's approval.

Do you want to see these projects manifest? Call Rep. Blake Oshiro at 586-6341 or email at for more information on submitting written testimony in support.

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