Community Engagement Process
The City and County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance Storm Water Quality Division has been conducting various types of community engagement activities to solicit input ideas, questions, and priorities for establishing a storm water utility on Oahu. The first round of broad community involvement – including 18 community meetings — occurred in early Spring 2020, and an additional round of nine (9) virtual community outreach were conducted in May 2020.
The City Department of Facility Maintenance also convened a Stakeholder Advisory Group beginning in July 2019 to provide input on issues and priorities to consider in the study and how to balance the diversity of needs, communities, and environments on Oahu. The Stakeholder Advisory Group composition reflects a cross section of communities, interests, and perspectives. Members represent Oahu neighborhoods, local organizations, and interest groups. The City Department of Facility Maintenance will draw upon recommendations of the Stakeholder Advisory Group and present findings to City Council for consideration.