Lack of parking is addressed
Three options emerged from a brainstorming session Saturday in Kaimuki held to address the lack of parking around area merchants on Wai'alae Avenue.
Approximately 80 people attended the meeting hosted by the Greater East Honolulu Community Association. According to Peggy Steckert, association president, these ideas emerged:
Valet parking services.
Discounted parking rates for employees at the lots already built.
A study of the parking situation for three to six months, followed by a report to the alliance.
Vision team to hold meeting
The East Honolulu Vision team will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawai'i Kai Public Library to discuss proposed projects for the 2002-2003 city budget.
For more information call 527-5558.
Kailua board OKs projects
The Kailua Neighborhood Board approved 13 of 14 community projects for the city's 2003 Capital Improvement Program, excluding a proposal to save ironwood trees along Kailua Road.
The 13 projects will be funded by $1 million that Mayor Jeremy Harris said each neighborhood board could allocate to community projects.
Board members decided against the ironwood tree project but formed a committee that will look into ways to assure that the trees are preserved.
In a separate CIP request, the board asked that the city remove an abandoned water tank on Pu'u O Ehu Ridge at the entrance to Kailua, place utility wires underground on Kailua Road from Hahani Street to Wana'ao Road and build a mini-skateboard park in Maunawili Park.
The projects are:
Traffic calming on Wana'ao Road and Mokapu Boulevard.
Beach access at the north end of Kailua Beach.
Learning center improvements at Kailua District Park.
A bus shelter at Castle Junction on the Honolulu-bound side.
Storm drain improvements at Kailua Road and Hamakua Drive.
Landscaping along Kawai Nui Marsh from Kapa'a Quarry Road to Castle Medical Center and at the mauka canoe storage site at Kailua Beach.
Driveway/walkway lights and a lifeguard station at Kalama Beach Park.
Basketball courts at Enchanted Lake Elementary School/park.
Bicycle racks at bus stops.
Solar air-conditioning in city-owned buildings in Kailua.
Breast cancer screenings set
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Waimanalo Health Center will provide free breast cancer screenings for women with no medical insurance or low income until Oct. 26.
All women ages 50 to 64 should seek screening, and women 40-49 should do so if there is an immediate family history of breast cancer or breast problems, according to the center.
Appointments include a clinical breast exam, self-exam instructions, pap smear screening and pelvic exam. Call Louana Kassebeer for an appointment at 259-7948, extension 147.
'Ewa plans considered
Soil cleanup and the expansion of the 'Ewa Mahiko District Park will be discussed during the 'Ewa Neighborhood Board's Park & Recreation Committee meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Asing Park on Renton Road.
The committee will also discuss locations for Pop Warner Football games and the number of comfort stations in city parks.
For information, call committee chairwoman Mary Ann Miyashiro at 689-7894.