Mufi's Message - June 25
Public Safety Working Group
From left: WIA President Rick Egged, HPD Major Mark Cricchio, HHVISA President Jerry Dolak, Council Chair Tommy Waters, Honolulu Prosecutor Steven Alm, HPD Interim Chief Rade Vanic, Managing Director Michael Formby, VASH President & CEO Jessica Lani Rich, HPD Acting Deputy Chief Lisa Mann, Prosecuting Attorney Senior Advisor Cheryl Inouye, City Office of Housing & Homelessness Executive Director Anton Krucky, and Retail Merchants of Hawai'i President Tina Yamaki.
On Wednesday, HLTA, HHVISA, WBIDA, and WIA brought together a working group focused on public safety. In light of the recent surge in crime in the Waikiki area, I felt it was important that we, as a community and as an industry, got out in front of this issue before it truly spirals out of control.
Speakers for the day included:
Styled after HLTA's Visitor Public Safety Conference, Wednesday's working group brought together members of the tourism industry, the business and nonprofit sectors, government leaders, and members of the Waikiki community to discuss the various issues facing Waikiki and the island as a whole. It was an especially productive morning that saw numerous proposed initiatives and strategies that we, as a group, will now work to implement.
Mahalo to all who were in attendance both in-person and via Zoom!
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