The following is a letter from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell regarding the status of the ongoing Natatorium Environmental Impact Statement.
Office of the Mayor
City and County of Honolulu
April 24, 2015
Mr. Rick Bernstein
Kaimana Beach Coalition
Thank you for your letter dated March 2, 2015, regarding your concerns on the Natatorium Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). With the tight financial constraints we are operating under, we have had to carefully review all of our projects in our current 2015 Capital Improvement Projects. The Natatorium project is no exception. We regret that it has resulted in a delay in moving forward to fund several studies necessary to complete the draft EIS.
We are glad to announce that we are now ready to move forward to release the additional funds necessary for the studies required to complete the draft EIS.
Let me assure you that as we move forward with the project, your Organization will be updated at each step of the process. Our consultant, WCP, Inc., is preparing an update to all of the stakeholders.
Should you have any questions, please contact Robert J. Kroning, P.E., Director of the Department of Design and Construction, at 768-8480.