Senator Kahele Announces Puna Talk Story Forums

Senator Gilbert Kahele

On Sept 21st at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, the second of five “Talk Story with Senator Gil Kahele” forums planned in Senatorial District 2 will be held from 5:30 to 7:30PM. This community forum will allow Senator Kahele to hear concerns of his constituents in the Puna district and help him prepare and craft legislation to introduce in the upcoming 27th State Legislature scheduled to open in January. He will also provide a recap of the 26th Legislature and conclude with a question and answer session with those in attendance. Some topics that will also be discussed will be the State’s progress on the improvements to State Highway 130, the Puna-Makai Alternate Route, HB-1626 Fuel Tax Bill, and current CIP projects with Puna’s public schools. Other Puna district legislators are also scheduled to attend and participate.

On Sept 22nd at the Kea’au Elementary School Cafeteria, Senator Kahele will be hosting and moderating a “Infrastructure and Transportation Town Hall Meeting” that will be held from 5:30-7:30PM. Mr. Glen Okimoto, State Director of the Department of Transportation as well as other top level State DOT officials and Hawai’i County Department of Public Work’s officials will be attending and participating in the forum. Top  items that will be discussed and progress reports given will be on State Highway 130, Hilo Harbor Expansion, Hilo Airport Cargo Facility and the Puna-Makai Alternate Route.

Members of the community can email the Senator with issues and questions for the forums. He will make every effort to address those questions and report on the findings of those issues at the forums.

Senator Kahele’s September Puna Events

September 21st 2011, 5:30-7:30PM Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pahoa (Behind Bank of Hawai’i)

September 22nd 2011, 5:30-7:30PM Kea’au Elementary Cafeteria, 16-680 Kea’au-Pahoa Road, Kea’au

Email your issue(s) to:

or call/fax in your issue to:

1-808-586-6760 (Office)

1-808-586-6689 (Fax)

Please let us know which forum you’ll be attending, and send your issue no later than 3 days prior to the forum to guarantee it will be on the agenda.