Friday, April 20, 2012

Waianae Coast Flood Mitigation Meeting Broadcast Dates

On March 28, Rep. Jo Jordan (Waianae, Makaha, Makua) held a Waianae Legislative Town Meeting on Flood Mitigation. This interactive informational briefing was a follow-up to an initial meeting held on September 29, 2011. 

Representatives from various government agencies briefed attendees on the results of community cleanup efforts, the impact of the March 2012 storms, and the common sources of flooding.  They also spoke on the near-term (to be completed within 1 year), mid-term (to be completed in 1-5 years), and long-term (to be completed in more than 5 years) flood mitigation projects.

Lawmakers shared information about pending capital improvement projects, such as the Puhawai Road Drainage Improvements.  Rep. Jordan requested and secured  about $2 million in general obligation bond funds - $150,000 for planning, $350,000 for design and $1.5 million for construction. Rep. Jordan, Rep. Karen Awana, and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro informed the audience on a number of bills relating to flood mitigation that will benefit Leeward Oahu if passed.

The meeting may be viewed online at Rep. Jordan's Vimeo account, or on Olelo on the following dates and times:

                                          Monday              04/23/2012        8:00 PM           VIEWS 54
                                          Tuesday             04/24/2012        8:00 AM           FOCUS 49
                                          Friday                04/27/2012        1:30 PM            FOCUS 49
                                          Sunday              04/29/2012        10:00 AM          VIEWS 54                                  

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