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Welcome to the neighborhood | Mililani Mauka


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POSTED: Sunday, December 06, 2009

Mililani Mauka is a very special planned community that provides a wide spectrum of homes, facilities and services for its residents.

While many young families make Mauka their home, an independent senior living development (O'laloa) and a soon-to-be completed assisted-living facility (Plaza at Mililani) also are located in Mauka, giving us diverse age demographics.

Our well-landscaped streets and common areas and cul-de-sacs make for a quiet and peaceful community.

Many residents and second-generation residents from Mililani Town have moved to, or are living in, Mauka. We believe that is a testament to how great our community is.

OUR TOP ISSUES

Traffic is ongoing problem

1: Traffic congestion. This applies to both within our community during our morning commute and to and from Honolulu.

We have been working with the city and state transportation departments to help relieve traffic congestion heading southbound on the H-2 in the mornings.

                       
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        THE OFFICERS
       
Chairman
        Dean I. Hazama
       
Vice chairman
        Lance Yoshimura
       
Secretary
        Stanton Oishi
       
Treasurer
        Alan Suwa Members
        Dana Agader, Luella Costales, Dave Ellis,
        Keith Tamashiro and Pam Young
       
To Get involved: Call 226-7430 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The challenge is that there is only one onramp lane and traffic backs up from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Traffic signal synchronization has not resolved the problem, so we are looking at solutions to add additional capacity for the onramp.

For traffic problems to Honolulu, we strongly support the state Department of Transportation's H-1 improvement projects, such as the Middle Street merge (Ola Lane) widening and the afternoon Zipper lane.

We also feel that the DOT's Waipahu interchange improvement project will help reduce traffic congestion in the area.

Long range, we have requested that the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization add to the 2035 Oahu Regional Transportation Plan a rail transit connection in the H-2 corridor.

2: Schools. We continue to request maintenance and upkeep of our area schools. The state Department of Education has typically undersized our schools for the number of students that attend them. We continually must request for and monitor adequate funding for maintenance and infrastructure of our two elementary, middle and high schools.

3: City parks. We have for the past 10 years asked the city to build and complete park facilities in our community.

The developer provided the city with land for both the Mililani Mauka District and community parks—but to date, the city has completed one baseball field while the majority of the land is just open grass fields.

FACTS & FIGURES

» Mililani Mauka is the newer portion of Mililani to the east of the H-2 freeway. Also under the board's purview is Launani Valley, another region of Mililani, which is a master-planned development below Mililani Tech Park.

» Ground was broken for Mililani Mauka on April 6, 1990; the first homeowners moved in in 1992.

» Mililani was named an All-America City in 1986; it is the third-wealthiest ZIP code in the state, according to the 2006 ranking by Pacific Business News.