“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


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)

Maili Self-Help Housing: Obtained federal funding through Rep. Mazie Hirono’s office

Sea Winds Affordable Housing Project: Obtained federal funding through Rep. Mazie Hirono’s office
Nanakuli Housing Corporation: supported grant-in-aid
Kahikolu Ohana Hale O Wai`anae: transitional and low cost rentals at Uluwehi ($500,000 operating funds; $1m CIP)
Habitat for Humanity: supported 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

Turn Lanes at Nanakuli and Haleakala Avenues ($2m)
Wai`anae Coast pathway: secured $5,000 AlohaCare grant; organized volunteer clean-ups and work days at Maili Point and “Sewers” Beach
Flood Control along Farrington Highway in Makaha ($3.5m)

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

Wai`anae Education Center for Leeward Community College (LCC-W), which provides LCC-W with its own building, and creates job-training opportunities for area residents ($3m)

Makaha Surfing Beach: honored Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana on Hawaiian Caucus Day 2010, and pushed for a 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)

Kea`au Beach Clean-Up: co-organized Kokua Festival/Kanu HI event, which drew over 200 volunteers and several private industry donors, and removed approximately 700 bags of trash, several tons of bulky items, a 20′ container of metal, 25+ batteries, 200+ tires, an 18′ boat, a broken trailer, and 200+ tires (Feb. 2010)

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)

Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center: supported the largest employer on the Wai`anae Coast with $1m capital improvement, and measures which improved the health contract bid process (HB1642/Act 69 & SCR179), supported WCCHC’s medical school (SCR 178), & restored $332,000 to fund the ER (SB2469)

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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