This past Wednesday, Rep. Jo Jordan welcomed House leadership to her community in Waianae for a Lawmakers Listen Town Hall Meeting. Speaker Calvin Say, Vice Speaker Joey Manahan, Majority Leader Pono Chong, Finance Chair Marcus Oshiro, Economic Revitalization & Business Chair Angus McKelvey, and Rep. Sharon Har made the trip to Oahu's leeward side. There was a strong turnout with 50 people from the Waianae area participating in the forum. Half of the attendees filled out a feedback form and their responses have been compiled here.
The meeting was an overwhelming success, showcasing the political awareness of the Waianae community. Questions and comments from the community members in attendance were insightful, relevant, and heart-felt. In addition to bringing up issues ranging from the proposed state bank to the OHA Kaka'ako land settlement, five individuals used the opportunity of having face time with lawmakers to personally thank Speaker Say for having a significant, positive impact on their lives.
It was a great night for the Waianae community as well as the House leadership who made it to Waianae District Park last Wednesday evening.