11 December

Charter review commission survey

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The Kauai County Charter Review Commission is considering placing a charter amendment on the November, 2016, ballot, to switch the County Council to a district system. This concept has been on the ballot before and lost. This time, the Commission seeks large scale public input to identify which particular district configuration most appeals to voters or whether the people want to leave the system unchanged. Your assistance in answering these online questions will be greatly appreciated. The survey is available until 12/25/15

Brief Survey

1 December

December KNA meeting announcement

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Our December meeting is Tuesday December 1st. We meet at 7pm in the Kilauea Nieghborhood Center. Here is a link to this months agenda;   2015_DecemberAgenda

23 November
2 November

Safe Routes to School in Kilauea program

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Get Fit Kauai,  getfitkauai.com…, wants kids to be able to walk to school safely. Read about their plans and research here;

Safe Routes to School in Kilauea

30 October
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29 October

November KNA meeting announcement

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Our November meeting is Tuesday Novcember 3rd. We meet at 7pm in the Kilauea Nieghborhood Center. Here is a link to this months agenda;  November 3rd, 2015 KNA meeting agenda

26 October

Elections coming up. Nominations November 3rd. Vote December 1st.

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Do you want to have a say about how your neighborhood grows? Well, this is your chance, the annual elections for the Board of Directors is just around the  corner! The KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION is the most active of all the community organizations on Kauai.
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When the Kauai CountyCouncil is reviewing a new development or a project that needs approval for a Special Management Area Permit, the Kauai County Planning  Director, Kauai Planning Commission Chair and/or the Kauai County Council refers the prospective permittee to come before the KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION for their opinion and review of the facts.
Do you live or own a business in the Moku of Ko’olau? (The area between Anahola and where Kalihiwai meets Princeville at the end of Anini Beach road where the stream empties into the ocean.) If your answer is no, I’m sorry to say that you are not eligible BUT you can still nominate someone who does meet our criteria.
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The current KNA Board of Directors weighs heavily on the over thirty age group and in all fairness the younger millennial generation needs to be represented too! So, nominate yourself or maybe a like minded friend or relative that you know is going to represent their peers. If you feel positive that you can put their name down, please do.
24 October

BILL PORTER 11/10/1928 – 10/7/2015

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Bill Porter, the E-Trade founder who funneled generous portions of his fortune into businesses and nonprofits benefiting organic farming, recreation and community building on Kauai’s North Shore, died Wednesday at his home in Princeville, surrounded by family and friends.


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Frank and humble, he worked behind-the-scenes to materialize a wide range of philanthropic visions. Once up and running, he stepped aside, putting others in charge of his ventures so he would be free to start up something else.

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“If you say you’re going to do something, you do it; that’s what he was about,” His wife Joan said. “He was about taking responsibility for self. He didn’t care about socializing particularly, he cared about he and I being together and our family and he loved Hawaii. He loved Wai Koa, he loved the land, the beauty, and he was always kind. When he was younger, he was much more focused on needing to get ahead and get the job done, but as he mellowed in older age, he relaxed a little and really focused on giving.”

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In his “retirement” on Kauai here is a brief list of Bill and his wife Joan’s projects;

Founded Anaina Hou Community Park, non-profit organization
Pledged $13 million to AHCP to build a performing arts pavilion (scheduled to open in fall, 2016)
Founded and built Kauai Mini Golf and Namahana Cafe
Pledged land and funding to build a playground on Anaina Hou land.
Pledged land to Kaua`i Skate Ohana for a skatepark on Anaina Hou land.
Founded Pu`ukumu School, a private middle and high school on the north shore
Provided underwriting support for school operations and to keep tuition affordable for all families.
Opened their 528 acre property in Kilauea to the public.
Maintain stone dam and 4.7 mile trail on Wai Koa for the publicʻs enjoyment.
Provide free 20 year leases on their land to organic farmers to farm 1-acre plots.
Provide land at no charge to a multitude of local farmers and non-profit organizations.
Donated land to Kaua`i North Shore Community Foundation for a dog park on Wai Koa
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Their philanthropy outside of Kaua`i:
Donated $25million to MIT
Donated significantly to The Carter Center
Joan Founded the Stillheart Institute in California
Hugs and kisses to Bill Porter with love and best wishes to Joan and his family.
Besause of Bill and his unique character we all moved forward a bit. 

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24 October