The election year is coming to an end, but citizens have more reason than ever to participate.

Comment on Turtle Bay

The clock has started ticking on the window in which public comments will be accepted on the EIS for proposed development at Turtle, Kuilima and Kawela Bays. Two new hotels will be located near the existing hotel, but new residential units will sprawl along the shoreline (See “Diary,” above). The SEIS was prepared by the developer, Turtle Bay Resorts, so we recommend community sources for the real scoop.

Date: Now to Jan. 18, 2013 [hawaii.gov]; 586-4185 [facebook.com] or [defendoahucoalition.org]

Neighborhood boards

Got a grievance? Local solutions start here. Check [www1.honolulu.gov] for your board’s meetings.

Date: Dec. 6-12 Scheduled: McCully/Moʻiliʻili, Downtown, Kailua, ʻAina Haina, Waimanalo, Kalihi, Palolo

Public info meeting on rail developments

Kiewit Building and Honolulu Rapid Area Transit (HART) representatives will respond to questions and comments, which can be emailed to [email: allison.andrade] in advance.

Date: Dec. 12, 2012 Place: Waipahu High School Library Time: 6:30 p.m. [honolulutransit.org]