Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day in Judaism, began Tue., Sept. 25, at sundown. At that time Jews throughout Hawaii began [the] accompanying fast, which ended after sundown on Wed., Sept. 26.

In its infinite wisdom, The City Department of Planning and Permitting scheduled a Downtown Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Community Workshop for 6pm that Tuesday, and one for Kalihi the following evening, denying Jews the opportunity to participate [in either]. [DPP] did not heed calls to reschedule.

Perhaps the City should schedule its next workshop for 3pm on Good Friday, given they are an equal opportunity employer.

Lynne Matusow Honolulu, HI