Area Boards Seek Candidates

Residents can now file to run in Oahu’s upcoming neighborhood board elections, set for April 24-May 17.

Elections are held every two years, and any resident who is 18 years old by Feb. 22, 2013, and lives within a board’s boundaries is eligible to run. West Oahu area boards speak for the Ewa, Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu and MakakiloKapolei-Honokai Hale communities to advise government on concerns ranging from zoning disputes and bulky-item pickup dates to land use and criminal activities. The boards meet monthly and also may conduct public forums and educational programs.

Candidates should apply online at Those without Internet access may call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3717. Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date, Feb. 15. The term of service will be from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.