Citizen Advisory Committee

Citizen Advisory Committee

May 18, 2016


OahuMPO Citizen Advisory Committee

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.

Honolulu Hale, Room 301

530 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii


Estimated Meeting Duration: 75 minutes


All meeting materials can be downloaded from the following link:



  1. Call to Order & Introductions (1 min)
  2. Approval of the April 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes (1 min)
  3. OahuMPO Meeting Highlights ? Amy Ford-Wagner (1 min)

A summary of the May 13 Technical Advisory Committee meeting.

  1. Old Business

There is no old business.

  1. New Business
    1. Emergency Evacuation Plan – Mel Kaku, City/County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) (15 min)

Director Mel Kaku of DEM will present the final report of the O`ahu Coastal Communities Evacuation Planning Project, which was partially funded by OahuMPO in the FY2010 Overall Work Program.

Requested Action: Consider recommending the final report of the O`ahu Coastal Communities Evacuation Planning Project for acceptance by the Policy Board.

  1. Roadway Resilience on the Windward Side – Ed Sniffen, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) (40 min)

Deputy Director Ed Sniffen of HDOT will discuss the Kamehameha Highway-Windward O`ahu wash-out and repairs at Ka’a’awa. The discussion will include consideration of long-term impacts to coastal roadways island-wide as sea level rise occurs and storm wave action becomes more frequent.

Requested Action: No formal action is being requested at this time.

  1. Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws – John Goody, Bylaws Subcommittee Chair (10 min)

Mr. Goody will present the Bylaws Subcommittee’s proposed revisions to the CAC Bylaws.

Requested Action: Consider recommending the revisions to the Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws to the Policy Board for approval.

  1. Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws – Dick Poirier, Bylaws Subcommittee member (5 min)

The State Attorney General has, in response to requests from OahuMPO staff and committee members, provided legal advice about the effects of Chapter 92 of Hawaii Revised Statute (often referred to as the “Sunshine Laws”) on the activities of the Citizen Advisory Committee. Mr. Poirier will present a memo on inconsistencies in these previous legal opinions.

Requested Action: Consider recommending that OahuMPO staff request the State Attorney General to confirm that the Citizen Advisory Committee should not be considered a board under the Sunshine Laws.


  1. Invitation to interested members of the public to be heard on matters not included on the agenda


  1. Announcements


  1. Announcement of next scheduled meeting


4:45: Adjournment


Information on transit access via TheBus is available by calling 848-5555 or by visiting   Pedestrian access is from Punchbowl and King Streets; bicycle racks are available at Honolulu Hale.  Wheelchair access is provided in front of Honolulu Hale, parallel to King Street. Take elevators inside Honolulu Hale to the 3rd floor.  Automobile parking is available in the City & County of Honolulu parking lot at the Fasi Municipal Building (free after 4:00 p.m.); entrances are located on Beretania & Alapai Streets. 

Parking will not be validated.
To request language interpretation, or an auxiliary aid or service (i.e., sign language interpreter, or materials in alternative format), contact OahuMPO at 587-2015 (voice only) six (6) days prior to the meeting date.  TTY users may use TRS to contact our office.

Honolulu Hale, Room #301
530 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI

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