SPECIAL MEETING/PUBLIC HEARING by the City Council on Bill 53, relating to bus fare increases and changes in bus fare structure, 10 a.m., City Council Chamber, Honolulu Hale; to testify, register at www.co.honolulu.hi.us/council or fax 527-6910 stating your intention to speak, or call 527-5752.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS PUBLIC COMMENT MEETING regarding the statewide cable television access plan, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Queen Lili'uokalani Building, 1390 Miller St., Room 404.
SIGN WAVING AND FORUM AGAINST ICE AND DRUG ABUSE: Sign waving 4 to 6 p.m. along Fort Weaver Road fronting 'Ilima Intermediate and Campbell High Schools. Townhall-style meeting 7 p.m., Campbell High School cafeteria; Weed and Seed, Hina Mauka, Child and Family Services and other representatives to attend. 586-9730.
TAXATION WORKSHOP in Kona reviewing 2003 legislation and issues relating to high-technology business investment and tax credits for research activities, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort-Kahaluu Ballroom, 78-6740 Ali'i Drive, Kailua, Hawai'i; $45 includes continental breakfast, workshop materials. 587-1786.
PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES PUBLIC HEARING, 9 a.m., Airport Conference Center on the seventh floor of the Interisland Terminal at Honolulu International Airport; also 3 p.m., Airport Mezzanine conference room on the third floor of the South Terminal, Lihu'e Airport. 587-2160.
ROTARY CLUB OF HONOLULU MEETING, noon to 1 p.m., Monarch Room, Royal Hawaiian Hotel; with Rotary District Governor Gary Siracusa as guest speaker; $18 fee. 922-5526.
TALK STORY WITH LT. GOV. DUKE AIONA in Kona, 6 to 8 p.m., Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., West Hawai'i.
MAKAKILO/KAPOLEI/HONOKAI HALE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD Committee of the Whole meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kapolei High School cafeteria, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway; agenda includes statistical and school facilities information and Kapolei Complex concerns.
PEARL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 6:30 p.m., Pearl City Public Library, 1138 Waimano Home Road.
HAWAI'I KAI NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 7 p.m., Haha'ione Elementary School, 595 Pepe'ekeo St.
ALA MOANA/KAKA'AKO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 7 p.m., Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.
NORTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 7 p.m., Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park, 66-167 Hale'iwa Road.
ANNUAL NATIVE HAWAIIAN CONFERENCE through Saturday, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel; forum to share information, exchange ideas and celebrate Native Hawaiian community development initiatives; Legacy Luncheon in honor of U.S. Daniel Akaka on Friday; sponsored by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. (800) 709-2642.
PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES PUBLIC HEARING, 9:30 a.m., Airport Conference Room at Kahului Airport on Maui; also 3 p.m., Airport Conference Room at Kona International Airport at Keahole. (808) 587-2160.
STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS COMMISSION MEETING, 10 a.m., State Building conference room, Kaunakakai, Moloka'i. 586-0307.
"CAN I REPRESENT MYSELF OR DO I NEED A LAWYER?" free informational session, noon to 1 p.m., Supreme Court courtroom, 417 S. King St., behind the King Kamehameha statue. 539-4909.
TALK STORY WITH GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Pearl Ridge Elementary School cafeteria. 586-0034.
HOSPICE HAWAI'I WAI'ANAE VOLUNTEER TRAINING to provide support to terminally ill patients and their families: information session 6 p.m., Ka Hana O Ke Akua Church, 86-311 Lualualei Homestead Road. (First training session, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13; second session 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27.) Wai'anae Coast residents sought; free; must attend all sessions; call to register. 924-9255.
MILILANI/WAIPI'O/MELEMANU NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Mililani Recreation Center III, 95-281 Kaloapau St.
MAKAKILO/KAPOLEI/HONOKAI HALE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Laulima Room of Campbell Building, 1001 Kamokila Blvd.
COP ON TOP FUND-RAISER through Saturday at Safeway Beretania, Waimalu, Kailua, Kane'ohe, Hawai'i Kai and Kihei, Maui; Honolulu Police Department and Sheriff's Department officers to roost on supermarket roofs until $10,000 is raised or for three days; to benefit Special Olympics. 943-8808 ext. 24.
TALK STORY WITH LT. GOV. DUKE AIONA for residents from Halawa to Kalihi, 6 to 8 p.m., Farrington High School cafeteria, 1564 N. King St.
LILIHA/PU'UNUI/'ALEWA/KAMEHAMEHA HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD Publication and Communication Committee meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave.