Honolulu City Council | 7th District (Aliamanu, Airport, Kalihi)
Job: A good luck, good wishing Feng Shui jewelry crafter and jade jeweler.
Born in Shanghai, China. In Hawaii since 1978, arrived from San Francisco
Lives: Salt Lake
Job history past 10 years:
Owner, Lillian Hong dba 333888. Vice president, LP Co. A Fine Jewelry Store (Pak-Kong Hong—my husband.
Ever run for public office? When? Outcome?
Ran for mayor since 1994. Also City Council district 7 and U.S. representative.)
Other civic experience or community service:
No state or city government job. Volunteer of the year for Olelo since 1994. Volunteer of the month for Olelo since 1994. Volunteer for TheBus at Ala Moana Ctr. Volunteer for the Meals on Wheels.
Anything else you'd like voters to know about you?
I am not accepting any campaign contribution. I will donate all my annual salary $49,245 to do good things with the community.
1) Why are you running for office?
I was done wrong by the city government (yes!) and the state government in Kakaako Development ID-3 in 1993. I lived on 16th floor. I was thinking of jumping down. I need ThePeople to vote me in to give me the money and the power so I can fight for ThePeople injustice done to them. I will be able to cater to the needs of ThePeople in the community.
2) Do you support the city's rail transit plan? If not, what alternative do you support?
Yes. The rail is for the good of the future. No. If most of the monies go to return to the favors for the developers, construction companies, architect's campaign donations. I am for TheBus. Increase the frequency of TheBus at 6 am-9am, 2 pm-5 pm. Free TheBus services at 9 am-2 pm, 5 pm-6 am.
3) Should the city build a new landfill or ship our trash out of state?
It is wiser to benefit the local residents than to throw away The People's Cash like Trash with the trash to Mainland or foreign countries. Offer the residents with a "3 Parts Compound Tickets": 5 million extra to use as they wish for the good of the district; Landfil: the smell, the dust and the bads; Construction: must use local district people to work on the project.
4) What role should the city play in helping homeless people who are moved out of public parks and beaches?
One of the most important role is to help the homeless thru the night. For humanity concern, no good city government should see any resident sleep overnight under the sky! Not by offering them a "love seat" in homeless shelter! By providing city facilities, city building courtyards, parking lots, the City Hall, for overnight sleeping places from 9 am-5 am for the clean homeless people.
5) How should the city respond to federal environmental mandates on sewage treatment?
I don't know the detail of it. Mandate is a mandate! I will listen to the local environmental specialists, organizations, and the residents' suggestions on what they think about the federal mandates. Basic principle: I am for the "green." I am for recycle, reuse, resell, reduce. I am for "country, country."
6) What is the No. 1 quality-of-life issue facing O'ahu, and what would you do about it?
LOVE. By promoting family value. By using Feng Shui to educate, to stimulate one's mind to positive thinking and positive action. By altering how energy flows around the surroundings, one can promote happiness, prosperity and good health. The more you love yourself. The more you will love other people. The more other people will love you. Oahu will be a better place to grow old with!
7) What's the No. 1 initiative you would pursue in 2009?
I like to pursue in "one time" in city council. I am a victim of delay in Kakaako Development ID-3. I like to see the city council meetings on time. I like to see agenda item "extension of time" become extinct. A deadline in a deadline. As of now, there is no respect from the administration, developers, construction companies, architects, even their own councilmembers!