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Saturday, January 25, 2014
City Auditor: HART, BWS, Non-Profits and More on Tap for 2014
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3513 Views :: Honolulu County

During this quarter, the status of the Office of the City Auditor projects is as follows....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Honolulu Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative sale terminated
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 3439 Views :: Honolulu County

...the administration filed a proposed ordinance seeking approval for a new Request for Proposals....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hawaii Pedestrian Plan Wins National Recognition
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 4117 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...the first in the nation to have a statewide, pedestrian-only focus....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 6377 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
City: Bridge Financing Can Save Housing Deal
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 3120 Views :: Honolulu County

On Monday, Jan. 6, the Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC (HAHP) met the city’s deadline to respond regarding its good faith commitment....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Cho Tet--Vietnamese New Year Fest
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 4177 Views :: Honolulu County
  • When:  Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:00 am -4:00 pm
  • Where:  Kapiolani Bandstand, 2748 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
City Ambulance Contractor Turns Down 30-40% of Calls in Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:15 PM :: 4765 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

"Turning down 30-40% of requested calls puts our residents at a greater risk of death or prolonged injury and is unacceptable,” said Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine

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Friday, December 6, 2013
2013 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 5664 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

Opening night shimmers with “Santa’s Underwater Adventure” for the 29th annual event....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Public Utility Commission Issues Violation to SER Trucking for Sludge Spill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:22 PM :: 4955 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

In a State Public Utility Commission (PUC) hearing this morning, Commissioners issued an order confirming a motor carrier violation for SER Trucking connected with the August 31st sludge spill on the H-1....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Non-Profits: Grants in Aid Deadline December 19
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 3529 Views :: Honolulu County

Applicants must attend one of the following information sessions....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Honolulu welcomes new Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Happy
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 4616 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

For the first time since October of 2009, the City & County of Honolulu has a Chief Medical Examiner on the job....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
HUD Counts 6,335 Homeless in Hawaii--1,180 Chronic
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 4041 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 1,465 homeless unwilling to accept shelter in Honolulu ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu: Window Open for Grants in Aid Proposals
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 AM :: 3476 Views :: Honolulu County

The City issued a Request for Grant Proposals (RGP) for the Grants in Aid funds on Thursday, November 14, 2013....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu Council Update: Water Bills, Data, HSAC, and Helmets
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:35 AM :: 4006 Views :: Honolulu County

Last week the City Council hosted a public hearing on legislative proposals. Legislation that was discussed includes....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Back and Forth with Grants-in-Aid
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:55 PM :: 3614 Views :: Honolulu County

At least one organization didn’t even ask to be funded....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Res 13-216: Stop Unfair Water Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:23 PM :: 4761 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) unfair billing practices  forced thousands of O‘ahu residents to subsidize the errors caused by BWS' own faulty billing system....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
City Awards $175M Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Contract
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 5096 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Southland Contracting, Inc. and Mole Construction, Inc. (Southland Mole JV) and local construction management firm Bowers + Kubota....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Honolulu Planning Dep’t: “Making TOD Happen”
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 4960 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Neal Blaisdell Center....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Water bill problems affected 130,000
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:43 PM :: 6805 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living
...of the nearly 130,000 customers who received an estimated bill, 79 percent received an underestimated bill ....
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Retiree Hit With $7000 'Recalculated' Water Bill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 5173 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

His monthly bill is normally around $200....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
$381K in Prohibited Gifts: Ethics Commission Compares Kirk Caldwell to Rod Tam -- Then Lets him off Hook
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 8115 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

This case stems from complaints concerning the possible influence of $381,000 of private donations over Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his new administration....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Pine: "Eliminate the Board of Water Supply's retroactive billing policy"
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:47 PM :: 5008 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

On Wednesday, I introduced a Charter Amendment to eliminate the Board of Water Supply's retroactive billing policy....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Caldwell Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 3275 Views :: Honolulu County

Caldwell announced today that he will be taking his Cabinet around the island for a new round of town hall meetings....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Audit: City Lets Elite Avoid $1.8M in Property Taxes on 'Historic' Homes
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 5288 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

The audit objective was to evaluate the RPAD processes related to the classification, reclassification, valuation, and assessment of real property for taxation purposes....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
ULI Fellowship: Caldwell to Select Land Use Challenge
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 6423 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Past classes of Rose Fellows have tackled challenges including revitalization of Detroit’s Livernois Avenue....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Honolulu Roads 13th Worst in Nation, Cost Drivers $598 per year
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 4998 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

Forty-three percent of major roads in the Honolulu urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $598 each year....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
UPDATE: Outdoor Circle Questions Plan for Trails Ringing Kawainui Marsh
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 6157 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Unregulated access to the marsh has already led to damage of archaeological sites. Trails will attract dog walkers....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Taking Effect Today: Honolulu Property Tax Hikes Target Elderly
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 5297 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...thanks to a Christmas Tree Clause in 13-33, developers and wealthy individuals with 10 acres or more have been given an easy out for upzoned properties....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kym Pine: Progress Against Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:44 PM :: 4950 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The issue first came to light last month when constituents contacted my office, and on August 19th we brought the issue to the Administration....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rate Hike Coming? New Prelim Flood Insurance Maps Released
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 4958 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...FEMA has completed revisions to the City’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps that will affect 12 map areas on Oahu....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Councilmember Pine Demands Investigation of Illegal Dumping on Ag Land
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:27 PM :: 7532 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Robert Clark, president of the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association referred to Waianae residents’ concerns as “total ignorance” ....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
NB to HTA: "Stop Promoting Kailua as a Tourist Destination"
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4744 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Kailua Neighborhood Board overwhelmingly adopted a resolution asking the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to respect the zoning and quality of life of residential neighborhoods and stop promoting Kailua....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Board of Water Supply Charter Amendment on Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:21 PM :: 5198 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Resolution 13-177 initiates a proposed Charter Amendment....

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Grants in Aid Advisory Commission to Meet Aug 27
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 4291 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Property Tax Exemptions on Honolulu Council Committee Agenda
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 4838 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

Wednesday August 21, 2013 9AM....

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Mayor claims $26 million shortfall just days into fiscal year
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:59 AM :: 5935 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes
“How did it suddenly appear?” Kobayashi asked.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Honolulu City Lights display deadline August 30
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 4469 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

...submit applications to the Department of Customer Services by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
Honolulu Grants in Aid List Released
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 5646 Views :: Honolulu County

The Grants in Aid Advisory Commission has released its recommendations for grant proposals to the Honolulu City Council....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Honolulu Ranks 62nd in Per-Capita Public Employees
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 PM :: 4528 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

The Examiner used the Census Bureau's 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll to rank every U.S. city with a population of 200,000 or more....

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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Paradise lost: Honolulu taxpayers drowning in crystal clear sea of debt
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:17 AM :: 5135 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes
Honolulu, fiscal watchdogs warn, must curb spending, focus on its debt and address critical multi-billion dollar infrastructure problems ....
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Honolulu 1990 to 2010 Trends: What Do They Mean for the Next 20 Years?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:20 PM :: 5844 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail
PANOS 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii....
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tax Watch: Honolulu Property Taxes
By Rachelle Chang @ 10:12 PM :: 5662 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

On July 10, 2013, Mayor Kirk Caldwell proposed ten property tax bills. All ten bills passed the first reading at the Honolulu City Council....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Council Res 13-158: Backup Ambulance Services for West Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:28 PM :: 4671 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety and Economic Development Committee hearing at Honolulu Hale, July 16th at 9:00 a.m....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Mayor picks new Honolulu Chief Medical Examiner
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 4341 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Dr. Christopher B. Happy has been selected as Honolulu’s Chief Medical Examiner....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hurricane? Honolulu 4th Most Overdue and Vulnerable
By Selected News Articles @ 6:56 PM :: 5567 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

Evacuation time, 10 hours....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Caldwell Takes a Stand for Vacant Positions, Double Dipping
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 AM :: 3203 Views :: Honolulu County

The Council dealt with the imbalance by “cutting approximately one-half of the funding that is required to fill vacant positions”.....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Call for Audit: 51,000 Water Dep't Customers May Have Been Overcharged
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 5522 Views :: Honolulu County

daily usage was only 492 gallons when he says the Board of Water Supply's estimated usage was pegged at 2,500....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Neither Age nor Disability is an Indication of Financial Need
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:01 AM :: 4392 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

Nearly a year and a half ago, a commission appointed by the Honolulu City Council to study some of the inequities in the real property tax ordinance dropped its findings on the desks of Council members....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
Deadline to apply for City grants next week
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:05 AM :: 3511 Views :: Honolulu County

the City will be awarding non profit Grants in Aid, totaling about $5.5 million for this upcoming fiscal year....

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Monday, June 3, 2013
Caldwell Encourages 'Qualified' Non-Profits to Apply for Grants
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 3347 Views :: Honolulu County

“This is the transparent process initiated by the City Council and approved by voters last year."

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