Welcome to our Website - Updated 8-25-16
LIVABLE HAWAII KAI HUI
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community organization serving East Honolulu, established in 2004. Officers and Directors are pro bono. We encourage grassroots organizing, believe in open dialogue and disclosure guaranteed under the Sunshine Law. We strive to promote sensible growth and respect for the land. We would like to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with us, our community, and its issues.
Our mission is to uphold the integrity of the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan which sets guidelines for sensible development respectful of Hawaiian cultural and natural resources that make East Honolulu a unique place to live. Protection of land through stewardship or acquisition and community education and engagement.
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Please donate! We will acknowledge your payment and welcome you into our organization. Help Livable Hawaii Kai preserve the beauty of East Honolulu forever. Dues and Donations are “Tax Deductible”. Your donations will help us continue our work in Kamilonui Valley, Ka Iwi, Keawawa Wetland, Hawea Heiau, and Pahua Heiau.
Donations can also be mailed to Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, P.O. Box 25493, Honolulu, HI 96825-0493. Together we can enhance the livability of our community. Unified we strengthen the citizen's position in the decision making process that guides the future growth and development of our home town.
The Maunalua: Past, Present, Future program: Episode 52 - The ʻAlae ʻUla & Charles Van Rees 2016, is now available online at 'Olelo Community Media's Video on Demand website. http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=19&clip_id=55737
JUNE 2016 - Livable Hawaiʻi Kai Hui was presented with a check from Hanwha E & C and Avalon for $600,000 to further the work of preserving Hāwea and Keawāwa. These monies had previously been given to the Hui and had assisted in funding work that had been done up to this time and will provide funds for stewardship into the future.
2015 November - Honolulu Magazine's Quote Unquote, featuring our own Phil Estermann! Ka Iwi Coast Coalition
Representative Gene Ward introduces Elizabeth Reilly to discuss Ka Iwi coastline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PeWXrfhw9k
What makes Hawaii Kai Livable? Kamilo Nui Valley - It all started on April 22, 2004 with a street banner that read, "What Makes Hawaii Kai Livable",and a mission to help preserve Kamilo Nui Valley from residential development because it is outside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). In our efforts to protect the Valley, we realized from the many letters we received from Hawaii Kai residents, that there were too many quality of life and environmental issues that needed to be addressed so we established Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. We are your friends and neighbors. We are citizens like you, with valid community concerns. We connect on issues such as traffic, congestion, aging infrastructure, zoning, and urban sprawl. We are for maintaining adequate open space and the preservation of the agricultural lots in Kamilo Nui Valley and other areas in East Honolulu. Kamilonui Valley is a natural watershed that leads out to Maunalua Bay.
Livable Hawaii Kai Hui sign first posted on April 22, 2004.................A map from the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan shows areas outside the Urban Growth Boundary are in light green.
LIVABLE HAWAII KAI HUI CORPORATION IS ORGANIZED FOR CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, AND SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES, INCLUDING ENCOURAGING GRASS ROOTS ORGANIZATION, COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT GUIDE SENSIBLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS, FOCUSING ON THE PRESERVATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN KAMILONUI VALLEY, NATURAL WATERSHEDS AND ADEQUATE OPEN SPACES AND COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP FOR THE PROTECTION OF WATERSHEDS, WETLANDS, NATURAL AND SCENIC RESOURCES AND CULTURAL AND HISTORIC AREAS IN EAST HONOLULU.
The Farm Lots of Kamilo Nui Valley. In the foreground, the farmer's road curves around the Spillway where rainwater flows into the Hawaii Kai Marina. Kamilo Nui Valley is a natural watershed that aides in protecting the ecosystem that filters and flows out to Maunalua Bay.
The Farmer’s road has provided the leaseholders with ingress and egress for the past 35 yrs. The Farmer’s co-op was formed in the early 1970's when they were uprooted from the Lunalilo Home Road farmland to help pave the way for future Hawaii Kai development.
The Farm land is owned by Kamehameha Schools.
Protecting the Urban Growth Boundaries of East Honolulu - Kamilo Nui Valley, The Ka Iwi Coastline, and the Paiko Ridge Parcels. We have unanimous support from our Hawaii Kai community, Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board, and our city and state officials.
Our mission is to uphold the integrity of the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan.
We have many goals but our primary ones include:
1. Educate residents on issues that impact the quality of our lives and increase community input and involvement at the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board meetings.
2. Learn and share the knowledge about our wetlands, natural and scenic resources, cultural and historic landmarks. Encourage community stewardship.
3. Preserve the agricultural farm lots in Kamilo Nui Valley that serve as a natural watershed and open space for our community and the visitors that are passing through.
One of the best ways to learn about the growth and development of our community is to understand the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan. Here you will learn about the city's vision for East Honolulu as well as understand development guidelines regarding setbacks, height restrictions, what the urban growth boundary is and why it is so important. Reading this plan is only the start... You need to couple it with keeping a watchful eye on who wants to build what, where and when, and research it to see if it is in violation of this plan. For example; did you know that Kamilo NuiValley is outside the urban growth boundary (UGB) and that according to the city's vision it should remain that way through 2020? Did you know that from 1995 to 2020 residential growth should be limited to no more than 6,000 new residents? Did you know that commercial expansion should be limited to the boundaries of the current retail centers? Click on the link above and read!
STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
Interesting? Well there is much more and that is why we encourage you to join us. Get connected and stay informed. Speak to our public leaders with a concerted voice. Together we can make a difference. Our Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board is our first line of representation to all decisions that impact our city, our county and our state. It is important that you vote for members you know and trust. And, we invite you to come and join us at these meetings. They currently meet the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Hahaione Elementary School cafeteria.
MAUNALUA HISTORICAL WEBSITE
Maunalua Historical Website will always be featured in our website. It was created by Livable Hawaii Kai Hui Member Ann Marie Kirk and launched on June 21, 2008. This website will always be changing as new historic information and "talk story" is added. Please click this link to view the website www.maunalua.net
Marina Photos by: Leonard Nakahashi (524-3195)
Hawaii Kai Marina Upper Pond - photo by Gayle Carr
Help Protect The Natural Beauty of Hawaii Kai