Representative Holt's Message          

On the 30th day, exactly half way through the Legislative session, the House conducted its third reading, voted, passed and will now send the proposed budget bill
HB100, HD1 to the Senate for consideration.  This bill appropriates funds for the Executive Branch Operations and Capital improvement costs/projects for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 for the State of Hawai'i.                             

A Special Mahalo to Puuhale Elementary School for the  invitation to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday & to Mrs. Iseri's 2nd Grade Class in Room 102A  for having me join you in your Dr. Seuss Read-A-Loud Event.  I enjoyed spending time reading to the students who in turn shared their attention while I read one of  my all time favorite Dr. Seuss books, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut".


Capitol Events

Hawaii Self-Advocacy Advisory Council
17th Annual Day at The Capitol

The Hawai'i Self-Advocacy Advisory Council's mission is to raise awareness and the quality of life for all self-advocates through leadership, education, and full participation in the community.  The Council is affiliated with the Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

(Maile Shank, Jamie PaHing, Representative Daniel Holt, & Megan Souza)
Hawaii State Capitol
March 22, 2017 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hawaii Children's Action Network is a nonprofit organization committed to advocating for children. The organization works to address the root causes of poverty and inequity and develop public policies that help children and their families build a unified voice educating and advocating for Hawaii's children.

Hawaii Children's Action Network
850 Richards St, Suite 201
Honolulu, HI  96813
Additional Resources
Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance in preparing their 2016 tax returns by the April 18 federal tax deadline can take advantage of free service on Oahu and the Big Island, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, will provide free tax assistance and preparation to Hawai‘i taxpayers with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to people 60 and older. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

Walk-in appointments are available at CCH’s Clarence T.C. Ching Campus at 1822 Keeaumoku St. on Saturdays starting February 11 through April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the AARP office at 1-866-295-7282
Applications Available Now!
To Apply for the 2017-2018 school year,
Call (808) 847-2400 or Apply Online.
Caregiver Conference

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 a.m.-noon at the Manoa Grand Ballroom,
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.

Admission is free. Parking is available in the parking structure for $6. Overflow parking is available in the lot behind the former Varsity Theater for $5.

AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others.
This year’s conference will focus on how to pay for care giving. Speakers will share information on how to plan for care giving, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, Medicaid and other government programs. Information on accessory dwelling units and home improvements that may be needed as people age. University of Hawai‘i Professor Michael Cheang from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will close the conference with tips for improving the quality of life at home. There will also be an exhibition area with information and handouts.

You can register for the conference online at or call 1-877-926-8300.
An exhibition of Filipino textile & clothing by Big Island artist Iris Viacrusis.

Sponsored by the Filipino Association of University Women.  with support from Kalamansi Books & Things, and R & M Enterprise.

For more information, visit or call the Art, Music, and Recreation section at 586-3526.  Contact the library 10 days in advance for additional accommodations.
Up to three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali Highway Overpass and the Middle Street Overpass on Sunday night, March 19, through Friday morning, March 24, from 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., nightly, for pavement marking installations.
Ramp closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction on Sunday, March 19, and Monday, March 20, from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., for restriping work. Each ramp will be closed for approximately 1 hour.
  • Pali Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 21B), Punchbowl Street On-Ramp, School Street Off-Ramp (Exit 21A), School Street On-Ramp, and Palama Street Off-Ramp (Exit 20C)
24/7 lane closure on Kula Kolea Drive
24/7 closure of Halona Street between Kokea Street and Kohou Street at the Halona Street Bridge on Friday, March 17, through Friday, March 24, for bridge replacement work. The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Traffic will be detoured around the closure.

HDOT encourages the public to plan their commute and check traffic apps to avoid congestion. Roadwork will be posted on the HDOT website.
Upcoming Neighborhood Board #13, Meeting:

*Downtown-Chinatown, 1st Thursday,
HPU Multipurpose Rm #2, One Aloha Tower Drive, 7:00pm*

View Board Meeting Schedule or Sign up to Receive by Email
Recordings can also be seen on Olelo channel 49.

Neighborhood Commission Office
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Our office is here to serve you!  Please feel free to reach out to our office to voice your concerns.  Our direct phone number is 808-586-6180 or please email –

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Week 9 – March 17, 2017

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Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813

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