Thank you so much to all the volunteers for Friends for Say!

Thank you so much to all the volunteers for Friends for Say! I’m extremely grateful for your support.

Mahalo!

We did it, ‘Ohana! I woke up this morning to headlines of the Primary Election results and am looking forward to a new chapter of public service in the City Council representing District 5.

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It looks like we have secured the City Council District 5 seat in the Primary, and we are just waiting for the office of elections to certify the results. Regardless of the outcome, your dedication and hard work through this campaign is something to be celebrated!

Words can’t express how grateful I am for all the support from friends, family, constituents, and the community as a whole – not just throughout this campaign, but through my 40+ years of service. Your words of encouragement, moral support, partnerships, friendships – these things keep me going even when times get tough.

I have to send a special thank you to my wife Cora, and sons Geoffrey and Jared. You have stood behind me through highs and lows, and I would not be where I am today without you.

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I look forward to this new adventure in the City Council and will continue to strive to do my best in serving you all with passion and integrity. There is much to be done and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and work collaboratively with my colleagues as we face an uphill battle dealing with the long-term effects of the pandemic.

Again, a HUGE MAHALO to everyone! Please reach out to me at calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for District 5.

With much aloha,

Calvin K.Y. Say

Code Action Teams

 

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Aloha!

As we near the primary election deadline for ballots, many people have been asking me what my plans would be for my first 100 days in office. Well, one initiative I would like to start working on is working with our next mayor and my colleagues to put together Code Action Teams

These are teams that would be dedicated to address and enforce code related issues. The initial teams would be comprised of entities such as building inspectors, law enforcement, and prosecutors. One idea is to start with borrowing resources from existing departments to address code violations such as monster homes, illegal air bnbs, and abandoned homes. This would generate revenue and put more homes on the market, by addressing and enforcing violations in our communities.

Code Actions Teams that are dedicated to addressing code violations relieves the burden on entities such as our Honolulu Police Department and Department of Planning & Permitting, so that they can concentrate on what they need to do.

You may have also seen an article in the Civil Beat noting that the Ala Wai Flood Control Project is a big issue in District 5. I have openly opposed the detention basins, but I also feel that we should be looking at not just mitigating flooding problems, but how we can capitalize on those mitigation measures we are taking. If retention basins are not the answer, then we need to look at other options.

I know that the present Administration has started a Storm Water Utility. I would like to explore expanding the role of the storm water utility to include a storm water infrastructure where we can re-plumb our fire hydrants instead of wasting thousands of gallons of potable water on fires, street cleaning, watering our parks and school grounds, and also make the utility accessible to the private sector and citizens for private landscaping, and re-plumbing bathrooms (toilets) in businesses, private residences (condos and homes)

I believe that something like this is a win-win-win, it saves private property from being taken for retention basins, it preserves our watershed, and it addresses the Ala Wai/Waikiki flooding problem due to sea-level rise.

Those are just a couple of issues I’d like to tackle if I am honored with the opportunity to serve as your District 5 City Council Member.

Please feel free to contact me at calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you have other questions or concerns.

Mahalo for all your support!

Calvin K.Y. Say

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Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say volunteered for a food and supplies drive to help people of Oahu who are face financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say volunteered for a food and supplies drive to help people of Oahu who are face financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️⁠

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠

The General Contractors Association (“GCA”) of Hawaii endorses Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council!

The General Contractors Association ("GCA") of Hawaii endorses Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council!
The General Contractors Association (“GCA”) of Hawaii endorses Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council!

The General Contractors Association (“GCA”) of Hawaii endorses Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council! The GCA was formed in 1932 by general contractors from the four major islands of Hawaii. It is a full service construction association serving General Contractors, Subcontractors, Equipment/Material Suppliers and Associate Members.

Please vote for Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠

Friends for Say Sign Wavers!

Friends for Say Sign Wavers are boosting the campaign grassroots style that’s unique to Hawaii politics! Thank you so much to everyone for your support!

Please vote for Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠ 😁

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say‘s campaign in any way.⁠

 

Estria Miyashiro’s words in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

Estria Miyashiro's words in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.
Estria Miyashiro’s words in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

Estria Miyashiro’s words in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠

Judge Walter Kirimitsu’s kind message in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

Judge Walter Kirimitsu's kind message in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.
Judge Walter Kirimitsu’s kind message in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

Judge Walter Kirimitsu’s kind message in support of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️⁠

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠

Former St. Louis School football coach Cal Lee, Pani, and Ryan sign waving in support of Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

Former St. Louis School football coach Cal Lee, Pani, and Ryan sign waving in support of Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠ ⁠
You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.
Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠

Lon Paresa’s words in support of Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council.

Lon Paresa's words in support of Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council.
Lon Paresa’s words in support of Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council.

Lon Paresa’s words in support of Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.⁠

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️⁠

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.⁠