THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

63

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

Designating the Hawaii Capital Cultural District and encouraging the maximum involvement and support of all organizations, private and public, in a collaborative process with the state foundation on culture and the arts to plan for, sustain, and promote culture and the arts in hawaii.

 

WHEREAS, arts and culture are treasured resources that affect every aspect of life in Hawaii, including the economy, the education of children, the quality of life, and community development; and

WHEREAS, the diverse arts and culture of Hawaii enhance and enrich the lives of every Hawaii resident and visitor; and

WHEREAS, the geographic area bounded by Kalihi and Piikoi Streets, Beretania Street, and the Pacific Ocean contains a treasured assemblage of historic, civic, artistic, cultural, and natural resources that epitomizes Hawaii's diverse ethnic heritage and society and, therefore, is also worthy of special recognition, conservation, and enhanced public awareness and access; and

WHEREAS, the first-ever partnership, unifying the public, government, and private stake holders in the geographic area bounded by Kalihi and Piikoi Streets, Beretania Street, and the Pacific Ocean has been assembled to manage, preserve, protect, and enhance these assets for Hawaii's citizens and the world; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-Second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2004, the House of Representatives concurring, that the aforementioned area is hereby designated as the HAWAII CAPITAL CULTURAL DISTRICT; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature reaffirms its commitment to the preservation and development of culture and the arts throughout the State, and encourages the maximum involvement and support of all organizations, private and public, in a collaborative process under the leadership of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to plan for, sustain, and promote culture and the arts in Hawaii; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Executive Director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Comptroller, the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, the Chair of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Report Title:

Designating the Hawaii Capital Cultural District