MAILE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS


“I am proud of the things I have been able to achieve while in office.” -Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (D), House of Representatives District 45, Waianae, Makaha, Makua


EDUCATION
Air conditioning and/or power upgrades for Wai`anae High School ($2m), Wai`anae Intermediate School ($400,000), and Kamaile Elementary School ($500,000)
Fans for Leihoku, Makaha, Wai`anae, and Kamaile Elementary Schools; and for Wai`anae Intermediate and Wai`anae High Schools
Teacher Induction Program: $1m to fund a new teacher mentoring/orientation program for WHS and its feeder schools (co-introduced with Sen. Hanabusa)

HOUSING
Kahikolu Ohana Hale O Wai`anae: transitional and low cost rentals at Uluwehi ($500,000 operating funds; $1m CIP)
Habitat for Humanity grant-in-aid
Ohana Ola O Kahumana: additional transitional housing units and community center
Rent Supplement Program: added a 3 month period to secure a rental unit to the state rent supplement program

TRANSPORTATION
Turn Lanes at Nanakuli and Haleakala Avenues ($2m)
Wai`anae Coast pathway: secured $5,000 AlohaCare grant; organized volunteer clean-ups and work days


JOB TRAINING
Waianae Maritime Academy grant-in-aid
MA`O Organic Farm internship program/partnership with LCC ($75,000/year)

ENVIRONMENT
Makaha Surfing Beach: replacement shower
Solar Energy: increased incentives to participate in the net energy metering program, which allows residential and small commercial customers to sell back excess energy earned through solar power to HECO
Artificial Surfing Reef: resolution urged designation of the Wai`anae Coast for an artificial surfing reef pilot project (Senate companion became vehicle)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Hale Na`au Pono building improvements
Empower Wai`anae grant-in-aid
Indigenous Architecture: legalized traditional hale, halau, and other native Hawaiian structures for residential and non residential use statewide (Senate companion became the vehicle)

HUMAN SERVICES
Disability benefits: allowed the disabled to claim both physical and mental disability when seeking welfare assistance
Good Cause Exemption for disabled: allowed the disabled to claim good cause from requirement to pursue medical treatment
Due Process for the Needy: required that appeals hearings for welfare recipients be conducted in a fair and impartial manner
Medicaid reimbursement: increased Medicaid/QUEST reimbursement rates for outpatient treatment

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