Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wai'anae Meeting on Flood Mitigation Air Dates

'Olelo will be broadcasting footage from Rep. Jo Jordan's March 28th town hall meeting on flood mitigation in the coming weeks. The briefing was a follow-up to an initial meeting held on September, 29, 2011. Air dates are:

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:00 p.m. - VIEW 54
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 10:00 p.m. - FOCUS 49

A previous blog post summarized what happened at the meeting:

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 also be viewed anytime at Rep. Jordan's Vimeo account.

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