Business Trends , Economics – April 10, 2018

Aloha Town

Illustrations by Chris Danger & Kelsey Ige


When complete, Honolulu’s elevated rail line will be 20 miles long, with 21 stations from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center.

The C&C has its own farmers market system, founded in 1973 to bring the products of local farmers and fishermen to residents at affordable prices. Twenty-five markets around the Island open for about an hour each week, offering ethnic produce attuned to each neighborhood, from kalo to eggfruit to marunggay leaves.

Senior Film Industry Development Specialist works to bring film and TV productions to Oahu. The Island’s “jungles” are featured in two new movies:

  • “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” released Dec. 20, 2017
  • “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” to be released June 22, 2018

Waste disposal is a big part of C&C operations. Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill (which is in Kapolei, not Waimanalo) receives all the ash from the H-Power waste-to-energy plant. It also contains:

  • Dead zoo animals, sharks and other large beached marine life
  • Off-spec chocolate
  • Items impounded by customs
  • An entire tractor-trailer load of expired wine

The Board of Water Supply is a semiautonomous county agency.

  • 2,100 miles of pipeline maintained by the board, laid largely beneath or beside roads.

Fire Regulations
Want a bonfire? On private land it’s OK if you have, among other things, a written request to conduct the bonfire submitted to the fire chief 14 days in advance with date, time and location; and no structures or other combustible material are within 50 feet of your fire. So: no bonfires unless you live in the country.

Honolulu Fire Department
Established in 1851 by Kamehameha III, Honolulu’s Fire Department is the oldest west of the Mississippi.

Top reasons people call HFD:
#1 Medical response (tops by far)
#2 Fire suppression
#3 Search and rescue
#4 Hazardous materials

Why does HFD show up for serious medical calls? It has more stations and more trucks than there are ambulances on Oahu, so firefighters usually get there faster.

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