This year’s City Council actions on the City’s FY 17 operating and CIP budgets (via Ordinances 16-14 and 16-15) tackled many of the most pressing concerns identified this year, such as the deteriorating conditions of our community parks and homeless individuals residing in public spaces. Mahalo Nui Loa to community stakeholders and residents who submitted testimonies that helped us obtain funding for the following projects! Through their support, we obtained over $1.5 million dollars for improvements in our neighborhood:
- $100,000 to update the Makiki District Park Master Plan – including additional uses and establishing a causeway to connect Makkiki District Park to Cartwright Neighborhood Park and Cartwright Field (Ordinance 16-14). The master planning effort will integrate the Hawaii Public Library system’s initial efforts to upgrade Makiki Library, add it into the HSPLS system, and improve services for library users.
- $300,000 for the City’s share of the Tantalus/Round Top Master Plan project. The city appropriation will help develop opportunities for public-private partnerships to address recreational, residential, commercial use, environmental and road maintenance issues, and augments the $450,000 in state funds authorized in Act 119, Session Laws of 2015, page 375, Part IV, Section 47, item D10.
- $300,000 for plans and design for plans and designs to repair an existing crib wall and improvements to a portion of Tantalus Drive.
- $200,000 to demolish the existing comfort station at Kamamalu Neighborhood Park to discourage homeless individuals from residing in the park, and for lighting improvements.
- $675,000 to reconstruct basketball courts at Dole Community Park.