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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 6354 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The city utilized funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire the eight-story building at 436 ‘Ena Road in Waikīkī....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Ige Requests Disaster Declaration for Kauai, Oahu
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 5012 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...the floods caused more than $19.7 million in damage....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Public Private Partnership for Ala Wai Golf?
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 4446 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Request for Proposals for Ala Wai Golf Course Driving Range Awarded to Topgolf Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
April 24: Caldwell to Announce Plan to Increase traffic jams near UH campus
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 3304 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S. King Street, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
City Hires Private Security Guards to Protect Parks Overnight
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 4626 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...parks were selected for this pilot project as many are in close proximity to another park, providing for a good test comparison of effectiveness....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Honolulu World's Best City Sanitation?
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 5031 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu tops the City Sanitation ranking, followed by Helsinki and Ottawa in joint second, whereas Dhaka (230) and Port au Prince (231) fill the bottom places....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 4170 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

'''Extends the terms of board members from two (2) years to four (4) years...."

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Ethics: City Supervisor Caught Working Second Job on City Time
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 5495 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...reimbursed the city in the amount of $1,891.20 approximately 62 hours of city time....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
HB1481: DelaCruz Gut & Replace to Bypass Opposition to HCDA Control of East Kapolei
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 AM :: 5865 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...the same text in SB2525 ran into opposition from several Kapolei-area Representatives.... 

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Revolving Door: Caldwell Hires Another Reporter to Spin News
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 5077 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

...Mayor names communications director and welcomes new public information officer....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe, Pearl City--Caldwell Pushing Plan to Jam Up Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3615 Views :: Honolulu County

“Complete Streets recognizes that roadways are ... not just for the movement of cars,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Web of Caldwell Admin Lies Unraveled by Latest DMV Computer Crash
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 4737 Views :: Honolulu County

...folks waited in long lines at the driver’s licensing office, only to be told that their files couldn’t be retrieved, that they’d have to submit new fingerprints, take a new photograph, bring back their birth certificate....

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Leaving GOP, Djou Eyes Council, Mayoral Races
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 9911 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail, Republican Party

Reading Charles Djou’s ‘Why I’m Leaving The GOP’ statement published today, one might think Djou’s decision was all about Trump.... 

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Grassroot: Bond plan for rail a bad sign for taxpayers, would violate city ordinance
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:16 PM :: 5220 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Caldwell’s plan to use $44 million in bond debt is an ill-founded, potentially illegal attempt to payoff administrative costs related to the construction of the over-budget, behind-schedule Honolulu rail system....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--24 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 3519 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
SB648 Amended to Increase Sister Islands TAT Share
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 9051 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... The TAT amount for the City & County of Honolulu is unchanged ....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Council Coup: Kym Pine Tries Again to Explain
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 6202 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

...The main reason I support a leadership change at the Council has unfortunately been lost in media reports to more sensational stories....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Oahu LED Street Light Conversion Project set to begin
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 6358 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Honolulu Citizen Survey: Homelessness Top Priority
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 4842 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The results from this year’s NCS ....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Ban the Bike! How Cities Made a Huge Mistake in Promoting Cycling
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 AM :: 4313 Views :: Honolulu County

...Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution and drain the public purse....

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Kaneohe: 8.75M Gallons of Sewage Spill from City Plants
By News Release @ 10:19 AM :: 5160 Views :: Honolulu County

...Sewage poured out of Caldwell's plants for ten hours starting 2pm Sunday Feb 18....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 6141 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 4679 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the Mayor acknowledged the need to overhaul the permit rules, to support competitive opportunities....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 22195 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Drugs

...Should ex-coke dealers get more political representation?....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 6878 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Traffic: Honolulu 19th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 4401 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu drivers spend 11% of drivetime in congestion....

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Friday, February 2, 2018
Ewa Beach Skate park improved through private-public partnership
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 3649 Views :: Honolulu County

...The work to improve this skate park began following a gift from the Association of Skateboarders in Hawaiʻi ....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 5586 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--27 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 3560 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Honolulu does not have enough money to pay its bills
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 5511 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Truth in Accounting released its second Financial State of the Cities report ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
O‘ahu Bicycle Master Plan workshops
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 3029 Views :: Honolulu County

...a series of community workshops to provide project information and gather community input....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final presentation scheduled for Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 5146 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 4913 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Caldwell: Affordable Housing is a Monster Which Must be Killed
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 5058 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Caldwell is calling upon the Honolulu City Council to pass legislation that places a moratorium on their construction....

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Monday, December 18, 2017
Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases--16 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 7717 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...How Tickets Forced 16 Homeless to accept Housing....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 6134 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 4708 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Circuit Court judge dismisses all claims against city in case involving Kaka‘ako Land Company
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 5095 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this year, the Honolulu City Council adopted Resolution 16-213 requesting the city administration to initiate eminent domain proceedings for several streets in Kaka‘ako....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Vision for Future Waianae Coast with Kelii Akina and Germaine Meyers
By Video @ 3:15 PM :: 4811 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

...Dr. Keli'i Akina discusses a vision for the future of Waianae with one of its most passionate advocates and Community leaders, Germaine Meyers....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 4861 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Flashback: Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts....

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Friday, November 10, 2017
More Traffic Jams Coming--Creation of Oahu’s First Pedestrian Plan underway
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 3803 Views :: Honolulu County

...The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is excited to announce the creation of the first O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan and an update of the 2012 Bicycle Master Plan....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
$150M Rate Hike Plan--BWS Accepting Comments
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 4388 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...The last rate hike was two years ago--the next increase could happen in 2019....

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Monday, November 6, 2017
City to hold final public workshop on $500M Blaisdell Center Master Plan
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 3444 Views :: Honolulu County

...While Rail Hangs in Balance, Caldwell Plans to Splurge $500M on Blaisdell....

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Friday, November 3, 2017
Scheming to Jam up Traffic Even More, Caldwell Sets Community Meetings
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 3822 Views :: Honolulu County

...Share your ideas on ‘Complete Streets’ solutions for Honolulu....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: City Loses $36.5M by Not Recycling Paper and Plastic into Electricity
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 6859 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... cost-benefit comparison of recycling selected materials versus incinerating them at H-POWER ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Unanimous Police Commission Names Maj. Susan Ballard HPD Chief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 7269 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...“I was not involved in (Kealoha's) administration whatsoever. I was very marginalized, because I was very vocal,” she said....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Caldwell Flees State as Ex-Chief is Arrested
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 6646 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Caldwell left O‘ahu the evening of Oct 18 for a 'personal vacation', and is scheduled to return on Tuesday, October 31...

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Government is making a mess of Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:40 AM :: 4846 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There likely are plenty of groups around Hawaii that would be willing to manage Kakaako Waterfront Park instead of the state. Why not give them a try?....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission 
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 5596 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Caldwell today nominated Karen Chang and Jerry Gibson to serve on the volunteer Honolulu Police Commission. Their appointments require confirmation by the Honolulu City Council....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell signs bills creating Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 7343 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Tourism

...bills passed by the Honolulu City Council last week create and authorize the Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District....

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