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  • Writer's pictureHawai'i House Democrats


WHAT: Lawmakers will hold a Kalihi Community Meeting to discuss the City’s Bill 20 – relating to parking, which intends on making the RPZ Program permanent since its implementation in 2017. The RPZ Program ensures adequate parking for area residents, supports safer streets, and reduces crime.

WHO: State Representative John Mizuno and Honolulu City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam will host a community meeting to discuss City Bill 20 which would make the RPZ program in Kalihi permanent.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

WHERE: Kaʻewai Elementary School

1929 Kamehameha IV Rd.

Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

A community meeting will be held Tuesday evening to discuss the City’s Bill 20, which would make the RPZ Program permanent. Other aspects of the bill will be explained, such as additional permits for area residents, permit costs, and the ability of the City Department of Transportation Services to expand or modify the RPZ program.

State Representative John Mizuno (D-29 Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, Lower Kalihi) who worked with former Councilmember Carol Fukunaga and State Senator Donna Mercado Kim to start this program provides, "We are absolutely ecstatic that my colleague and good friend Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam is working to find a permanent solution for parking woes in the district. This program will ensure adequate parking for area residents; reduce traffic accidents in the area, reduce illegal trash dumping and littering, criminal property damage, theft, late-night noise, alcohol drinking, and illegal drug use on the streets and sidewalks, and criminal activity in our neighborhood. This RPZ program will ultimately make our district a safer place. I believe given the extreme success of RPZ for Wilson Tract, Kula Kolea, Aoao and Kono street and place, we are an excellent blueprint for other districts to utilize. Although this program will not be a fit for all districts, for us in Kalihi Valley, it makes sense as we have the highest concentration of public housing tenants of any district with very limited parking in our district."



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