>> Parks. Made maintenance of public parks and facilities a priority, with millions invested in repairs to gyms and playgrounds; cleaned Ala Moana and Leeward Coast beach parks; reconstructed Halona Blowhole lookout; broke ground for ‘Ewa Mahiko Park gym.
>>Roads. Rehabilitated or repaved nearly 1,000 lane miles of roads and filled 355,000 potholes since 2005; spending $77 million for rehabilitation for current year and $77 million the next.
>>Solid Waste. Introduced curbside recycling throughout O‘ahu and expanded scheduled bulky-item pickup service island-wide; broke ground for H-POWER expansion to increase trash-handling capacity and boost electricity generation.
>>Sewers. Prioritized rebuilding Honolulu’s neglected sewer infrastructure, bringing sewer main spills to an all-time low.
>>TheBus. Added 80 hybrid buses to the City fleet, one of the nation’s top metropolitan transportation systems; completed Handi-van headquarters and Mililani Mauka and Wai‘anae transit centers; broke ground for Middle Street and Wahiawa transit centers.
>>Public Safety. Honolulu ranked by FBI as one of the safest big cities in the nation; Honolulu Police Department and Honolulu Fire Department earned national accreditation.
>>Police. Completed police department’s crime laboratory and firing range; purchased more than 200 new police cars.
>>Fire and Ocean Safety. Expanded firefighting vehicle fleet; rebuilt McCully-Mo‘ili‘ili Fire Station; building new East Kapolei Fire Station; and completed repairs to dozens of existing firehouses. Replaced 36 lifeguard towers.
>>Telecommunications. Continuing improvements of first-responder telecommunications equipment and towers; introduced E911 system to enable emergency dispatchers to pinpoint locations of mobile phone callers.
>>Fiscal Responsibility. Earned upgrade in bond rating from AA- to AA, saving millions of dollars in borrowing costs; received clean audits from independent auditors and earned designation as “low-risk auditee.” Opened the Integrity • Hotline to report fraud and waste. Cut previous administration’s $39-million-a-year visioning program; canceled millions of dollars in long-pending construction contracts and old purchase orders; saved $2 million in workers’ compensation costs; appropriated $92 million for long-term employee benefits.
>>Public-Private Partnerships. Partnered with public and non-profit agencies to save Waimea Valley and Pupukea-Paumalu¯from development. Secured 34 acres of prime Kapolei property from Kapolei Property Development for unrestricted uses in exchange for road improvements. Partnered with community to build Hawai‘i Kai dog park.
>>Economy. Lobbied in Congress to prevent Base Closure Commission from shutting down Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, saving 4,000 jobs; established Enterprise Zone to support Waimanalo agriculture; lowered property tax rates for farm land; introduced Farmers Market at Blaisdell Center; partnered with O‘ahu Farm Bureau on land conservation program; saved 115 homes at Kunia Plantation Village.
>>Tourism. Committed City to host 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu in November 2011; championed return of NFL Pro Bowl to Hawai‘i; helped bring “Hawai‘i 5-0” back to the islands; and attracted Disney Resorts to Ko ‘Olina.
>>Youth. Initiated Po‘okela Fellows program that provides college students with internship opportunities. Created 21st Century Ahupua‘a Ambassadors, an environmental program for youth. Sponsored SMART Youth for Rail Summit and Recycle-a-Shoe events.
>>Online Services. Put numerous City services online, including certain types of building permits, motor vehicle licensing and registration procedures, and real property tax payments.
>>Honolulu Zoo. Opened Keiki Zoo, orangutan exhibit, veterinary clinic, and learning center; constructing new entrance and elephant exhibit.
>>Blaisdell Center. Overhauled 40- year-old Blaisdell Arena with new air-conditioning, seats, and hardwood floor; made major improvements to Concert Hall and Waikiki Shell.
>>Cultural Traditions. Introduced Mayor’s September 11 Remembrance Walk, Mayor’s Prayer Service, Windward City Lights, and Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival.