Office of the Mayor

2024 Town Hall Meetings

Photo of Mayor Blangiardi during the 2023 Town Hall tour

E komo mai!

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi is inviting members of the public who live and work in communities across the island of Oʻahu to participate in a series of town hall meetings, featuring the mayor and other top City officials, beginning March 21, 2024.

The town hall meetings are an opportunity for the mayor and other senior leaders to listen to concerns directly from the public, answer questions about the City’s top priorities and brief residents about upcoming projects in individual neighborhoods.

Mayor Blangiardi and representatives from more than 25 departments and City agencies will attend all 11 meetings.

The town halls will include an open question and answer session with Mayor Blangiardi and other city department directors and deputy directors. The public is encouraged to participate and make suggestions on how the administration can better serve the people of O‘ahu!

Full Meeting Schedule:

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kapolei High School
Video: Watch Now on YouTube

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Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kailua Intermediate School
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Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Salt Lake District Park Gymnasium
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Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wahiawā Elementary
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Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pikake Room, Neal S. Blaisdell Center. 
Parking: Available for free at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center parking structure. 

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Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mānoa District Park Gymnasium
Video: Watch Now on Youtube

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Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Nānāikapono Elementary
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Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Koko Head District Park Gymnasium

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Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hau‘ula Elementary School

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Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kanoelani Elementary School

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Meeting was originally scheduled for May 16, 2024, and was postponed due to severe weather. 

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Waialua Elementary School

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Traditionally, town hall meetings are public forums that allows community members and local government officials to discuss issues, projects and policies that impact their neighborhoods.

The meetings are an opportunity for direct communication with City leadership, including Mayor Blangiardi, where residents can express concerns, ask questions and provide feedback, while officials present updates, explain decisions on key initiatives and gather input for future endeavors.

Mayor Blangiardi’s town hall meetings are open to all members of the community. Whether you are a long-time resident, a new member of the neighborhood where the meeting is taking place or someone with an interest in a specific issue being discussed, you are welcome to attend and participate in as many of the town hall meetings as you want!

Town hall meetings are extremely effective ways for City leaders to engage with our communities, and the meetings are open to everyone. Whether you’ve attended many meetings in the past or are planning on attending your first meeting with Mayor Blangiardi, your voice is important to us.

All meetings are open to the public, and the meetings do not typically include presentations from City leadership. After brief introductions, Mayor Blangiardi begins to field questions from the audience, and we encourage all residents who have issues to discuss to ask questions. If you prefer not to ask questions in front of the large group of people, most of the City’s cabinet members are available after the meeting concludes to answer questions individually.

Yes, there are a few basic rules to ensure that the town hall meetings are productive and respectful for everyone involved:

  • Please arrive on time and sign in.
  • Listen respectfully to speakers, even if you disagree with their views.
  • Raise your hand or follow the designated process if you wish to speak.
  • Keep comments and questions concise and on-topic, to allow time for others.
  • Avoid personal attacks and keep the discussion focused on community issues.

While we truly value and encourage community engagement and participation, Mayor Blangiardi does not screen or review questions before they are asked, preferring to answer the questions — to the best of his ability ؅— on the spot. Consequently, we are not currently accepting question or topic submissions prior to the mayor’s town hall meetings.

Anyone in attendance at a town hall meeting is welcome to ask a question of the mayor and his senior leadership team; in addition to answering questions during the meeting, Mayor Blangiardi and his cabinet team are available before and after meetings to talk story with community members.

We appreciate your interest in participating in our town hall meetings and understand the convenience and accessibility that virtual attendance can offer. Participation in the meetings, including asking questions of Mayor Blangiardi and City leadership, is currently only available in-person — however, each meeting will be broadcast live on ‘Ōlelo53, and residents who cannot attend the meetings in-person are invited to watch on television or online.

All town hall meetings are recorded, to allow those who cannot attend in real-time to catch up, and the recordings also make it easier for City and County of Honolulu employees to follow-up on issues and concerns raised during each meeting. The recordings are made available on this website and on YouTube, usually within 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. You’ll find them in the “Past Meetings” section of the Town Hall Meetings page.

For more information on information discussed during a town hall meeting, or to follow up on any issues discussed, please reach out via email under the Contact Us section of this website. We will try to provide detailed responses to your questions, or direct your inquiry to the appropriate department or official.

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