• Will State Civil Defense hold a public briefing -- as Hawaiian Electric Company already has -- to describe how it intends to improve communications to the public during and after the next emergency?
• What's happening to strengthen the local broadcast industry's ability to stay on the air during power blackouts?
• Which communities are in the "gap areas" that, according to a newspaper report on Sunday, are not covered by the emergency siren system? (Officials so far have declined to name them.) And will it really take seven years to fix that problem?
Let's hope our officials are prepared to be open with citizens on these relatively pedestrian nuts-and-bolts matters after they've thoroughly discuss the terrorism…