Rep. Pouha delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!

Representative Feki Pouha delivers the Hawaiian “Word of the Day” on Feb. 04, 2016.   E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!  (May the Hawaiian language live forever!)

At the beginning of session on the House Floor earlier today, I announced the Hawaiian Word of the Day: “Mau”

“Mau” is defined as steady, constant, perpetual, to continue, preserve, and endure. The Hawaii State Government is making a concerted effort to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian Language through various means, including the printing of various official government documents in the Hawaiian Language.

Contact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Feki Pouha Town Hall Meeting – How a Bill Becomes Law

Representative Feki Pouha proudly Representing House District 47: Waialua, Haleiwa, Kawailoa, Pupukea, Sunset, Kawela Bay, Turtle Bay, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Kualoa, Hakipuu, Waikane, and Waiahole shares How a Bill Becomes Law at the Hawaii State Capitol.  Also, featured are members of the “We the People” civic club from Kahuku High School.

Contact: repppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov

Rep. Pouha asks the Superintendent of the DOE about plans for Kahuku

Representative Feki Pouha is concerned about the facilities at Kahuku High & Intermediate School. He asked Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent of Education and Dann Carlson of Facilities and Support services for the Department of Education, “what are the plans for Kahuku?”

  1. Kahuku High School Facilities Improvement;
  2. Weighted Student Formula for smaller public schools; and
  3. Hawaiian Indigenous Foods in Public School meals:

Ward Jan 7 PouhaContact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov  Except from Capitol TV – Informational Briefing, Committee on Way and Means and Committee on Finance, January 07, 2015

 

 

Rep. Pouha asks AG about “Lessons Learned” from Turtle Bay

Representative Feki Pouha thanks Attorney General Doug Chin and asks about “lessons learned” from the Turtle Bay Resort Conservation Easement Agreement during budget briefings in the joint Ways and Means and Finance committee hearing on January 5, 2016.

The Turtle Bay Resort Conservation Easement Agreement provides perpetual public access to four miles of coastline and eight miles of trails that Turtle Bay Resort is solely responsible for in terms of maintenance, security and liability. It resolved long-time development disputes involving the State, City, and community, and protects in perpetuity 4% of Oahu’s coastline.

 

Rep Pouha Jan 6 Ways and MeanContact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov

Talk Story with Rep. Feki Pouha – DOT June 2015

Representative Feki Pouha discusses Department of Transportation is issues with Representative Jarrett Keohokalole and Edwin H. Sniffen, Deputy Director of DOT.   Follow DOT on Facebook and Twitter (DOTHawaii) for road work updates.

Reps Pouha Keohokalole and Ed Sniffen Olelo 2015

Representative Feki Pouha, Edwin Sniffen, Deputy Director of the DOT and Representative Jarrett Keohokalole

Contact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov

Reps. Pouha and Tupola Perform “Hawaii Aloha” in a Bipartisan Celebration

In the State of Hawaii House of Representatives,  Representatives Feki Pouha and Andria Tupola lead the chamber in the song “Hawaii Aloha”  for Sine Die.  It is a tradition that all Representatives join hands and sing in this bipartisan celebration.

feki and tupolaContact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov or reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov   Excerpt from Capitol TV

Reps. Pouha and Tupola HB 623 – Clean Energy

Measure Title: RELATING TO RENEWABLE STANDARDS.
Report Title:  Renewable Portfolio Standards; Clean Energy Initiative; Public Utilities Commission
Description:  Increases renewable portfolio standards to 30 percent by December 31, 2020, 70 percent by December 31, 2040, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to include the impact of renewable portfolio standards, if any, on the energy prices offered by renewable energy developers and the cost of fossil fuel volatility in its renewable portfolio standards study and report to the Legislature. (HB623 CD1).  5/5/2015 H Passed Final Reading as amended in CD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and none excused (0).

pouha hb 623-1Contact: reppouha@capitol.hawaii.gov or

tupola hb 623reptupola@capitol.hawaii.gov  Excerpt from Capital TV

Renegotiating Turtle Bay Easement Preservation

Rep Pouha Apr 30 Governor's chamber

Lt to right: Row 1: Rep. Ryan Yamane, Gov. Ige, Sen. Pres. Kim Row 2: Sen. Kalani English, Rep. Feki Pouha, Rep. Tom Brower, Sen. Laura Thielen  Row 3: Ray Soon, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Lea Hong Trust for Public Land, Doug Cole North Shore Community Land Trust, Sen. Gil Riviere, Sen. Les Ihara

Governor David Ige along with both House and Senate leadership, and City and County of Honolulu officials announced an agreeable deal financing the Turtle Bay Resort Conservation easement.  Community representation included The Trust for Public Lands, the North Shore Community Land Trust as well as Turtle Bay Resort with all parties collectively committed to reaching a deal.

“Through this on-going collaborative effort made by all parties focused on what was best for Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point shows that we can reach solutions with balance of interests and responsibilities. I am proud of the leadership executed in this plan and am grateful for my community to come away with a win-win solution that includes our Kahuku High School athletes,” stated Rep. Feki Pouha House District 47.  

While SB 284 SD2 HD2 still needs to reconvene for a vote May 1, 2015 at 3:00pm, Rep. Pouha remains optimistic of the future preservation of the Turtle Bay Easement after today’s re-negotiations.