Oversight Advisory Committee - Waimanalo Gulch Landfill

Purpose of the committee:
To provide a forum for community representatives to share community concerns about the operation of the City's Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill with Waste Management Hawaii, Inc. (the operator of the landfill), with the goal of promoting cooperation to ensure that the landfill is operated in a manner sensitive to those concerns.

How it functions:
The Committee meets to hear reports from Waste Management Hawaii, Inc. about what is happening at the landfill, and to share community concerns about those operations.

Committee members and how they were selected:
The members were asked to serve by former Mayor Mufi Hannemann based on recommendations from community leaders, and include Albert Silva (Chair), Polly Grace (Vice Chair), Allen Parker (Recording Secretary), T. George Paris, Alex Santiago, David Akina, Lorraine Martinez, Pearl Lewis, and John Desoto.

How often does the committee meet and where?
The Committee held its first meeting on July 10, 2006, and has been meeting about once a month in Conference Room A, on the ground floor of Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia Street, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707. The meetings are scheduled on a month-to-month basis.

Can the public participate? How?
Yes, the public is encouraged to participate by attending the Committee meetings, or by contacting the Committee members to share their concerns about the operations at the landfill.

Meeting agendas will be posted here online at opala.org at least six days prior to each meeting. Agendas will also be posted with the City Clerk and at Kapolei Hale at least six days prior to each meeting.

Agenda - October 9, 2006
Agenda - November 13, 2006
Agenda - February 12, 2007
Agenda - March 12, 2007
Agenda - April 9, 2007
Agenda - August 13, 2007
Agenda - September 10, 2007 (rescheduled)
Agenda - December 4, 2007
Agenda - April 14, 2008
Agenda - June 2, 2008
Agenda - August 18, 2008
Agenda - March 9, 2009
Agenda - June 8, 2009
Agenda - June 24, 2009
Agenda - September 15, 2009
Agenda - April 12, 2010
Agenda - August 9, 2010

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