The June meeting was held on June 27, 2012 at the Municipal Building. The guest speaker was Ms. Rae Gee – Parking Coordinator, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services.
Parking Smart Meters are at the Honolulu Civic Center. The Department of Transportation Services is doing a pilot project to test the integrity of the Parking Smart Meters at the Honolulu Civic Center (Civic Center Garage & HPD Alapai Garages and on surrounding streets) prior to deployment to the urban core and eventually the rest of the island.
These Smart Meters are sustainable, solar-charged, battery meters that are retrofitted into an existing single-spaced meter to provide wireless communication between a sensor and parking meter. The Smart Meters will provide choice of payment for parking patrons via credit card (by phone call, swipe or mobile application) and/or cash and coins for customers.
At the end of the meeting, the results of the 2012-2013 Hawaii Section elections were announced. The following are the officers for the coming year:
- President – Mike Packard
- Vice President – Juanita Wolfgramm
- Secretary – Brian Gibson
- Treasurer – Sara Toyama