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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wai'anae's Town Hall Meeting Air Dates, 'Olelo

'Olelo will be airing footage from Rep. Jo Jordan's "Town Hall Meeting: 2012 Legislative Wrap-up" that was held on June 12, 2012 at the Wai'anae District Park. Representative Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Chair, joined Jordan to discuss how  the state budget was balanced, what was cut from government, what was funded, which laws passed and how they will affect the community.

Air Dates: 
June 26, 2012 - 8:30 p.m. - VIEW 54
July 2, 2012 - 1:30 p.m. - FOCUS 49

July 18, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - FOCUS 49
July 29, 2012 - 12:30 p.m. - VIEW 54

Thursday, June 21, 2012

AG Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong on Kukui Connection

On the next Kukui Connection Rep. Marilyn Lee is joined by Major General Darryll Wong, who was appointed in January as Adjutant General for the State of Hawaii. 

Maj. Gen. Wong, a graduate of the University of Hawaii and formerly the Commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard, will share some information about his duties as the Adjutant General as well as his role as the Director of State Civil Defense and Homeland Security Advisor to the Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Rep. Lee and Maj. Gen. Wong will also discuss how the state is preparing for hurricane season and what individuals, families, and communities can do to help and be ready for a natural disaster.

Kukui Connection airs each Sunday at 4 p.m. on Oceanic, 'Olelo Channel 54. Rep. Marilyn Lee, the host of this long-running series, represents District 38 - Mililani, Mililani Mauka.

Jordan's Journal with Wai'anae Fisherman Carl Jellings

Episode 19 - Carl Jellings from Jo Jordan on Vimeo.

On the next episode of "Jordan’s Jordan", the Representative will sit down with Wai’anae fisherman Carl Jellings Sr. to talk about ocean resources management on the Wai’anae coast and the impacts of commercial tourism on the fishing industry. Jellings has been fishing on the Wai’anae coast since the 60’s and has been a licensed fisherman since 1978. For years he has dedicated his time to finding ways for commercial tourism boats and fishermen to coexist. 

Jordan and Jellings also discussed House Bill 2682, which is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Introduced by Rep. Jordan, the bill would authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to regulate the commercial activities that operate out of private marinas and use state waters or marine resources. Currently DLNR can only regulate the number of permits for commercial activities in state run harbors and marinas.

You can also catch the next airing of the show on Monday, June 25, 2012, 1 p.m. on ‘Olelo 54. Also, don’t forget to “like” Rep. Jordan’s Facebook page here.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Important dates coming up

Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the 10-day notification of intent-to-veto deadline.  The Governor must give the legislature 10 days notice of his intent to veto bills passed during the 2012 legislative session.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This is the veto deadline.  The Governor has 45 days (excluding weekends and holidays) after the adjournment of the legislature to veto bills.  If a bill that passed the legislature has not been signed or vetoed by this date, it automatically becomes law without his signature.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Menehune Makeover

The Menehune Market in Kapahi, Kauai used to have large promotional displays of alcohol products around its storefront.  It wasn't a very healthy atmosphere for young kids and families.  Thanks to the artistic vision and hard work of some Kapaa Middle School and Kapaa High School students, the Menehune Market got an amazing makeover and now has a gorgeous, colorful mural on their outside walls.

As part of a Drug Free Awareness project, the kids altered their community environment to make it more family-friendly.  They were supported by the County of Kauai, Life's Choices, Senator Ron Kouchi, Rep. Derek Kawakami, and Kauai Councilmembers Jay Furfaro and Mel Rapozo.

"This is their place, and we just gotta keep it safe for them," said Rep. Kawakami, who goes on to explain the importance of the project for the residents of Kapahi and Kapaa:

Great job, Kapaa!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rep. Choy's May/June Newsletter

Prevailing Winds Vol 4 Issue 4 May-June 2012

Waianae Residents Invited to Town Hall Meeting

How as the state budget balanced?

What was cut from government?  What was funded?

What laws passed, and how will they affect me?

Waianae residents can find out the answers to those questions during Rep. Jo Jordan's upcoming Legislative Town Hall Meeting.  Here are the details:

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 13, 2012

TIME:  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Waianae District Park (in the multi-purpose room)

ADDRESS:  85-601 Farrington Highway

SPECIAL GUEST:  House Finance Chair, Rep. Marcus Oshiro

For more information, call the office of Rep. Jo Jordan at 808-586-8460 or email