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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Caldwell Takes a Stand for Vacant Positions, Double Dipping
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 AM :: 3208 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 :: 5526 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 :: 4397 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 :: 3512 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 :: 3348 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Friday, May 31, 2013
Gun Permitting Among Bills on Honolulu Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:07 PM :: 5097 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment
Resolution 13-74, CD1 (2013) – Requesting the Honolulu Police Department to provide for firearm permitting and registration at the Kapolei and Kaneohe Police Stations....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Chinatown Tenants: FACE does not Represent Us
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 4984 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

FACE continued claiming to represent residents through its support group OH-NO as late as the October 2012 Budget Cmte meeting, four months after the state administratively dissolved OH-NO....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Neighborhood Board Election Results Announced
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 5789 Views :: Honolulu County
Voting for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections ended Friday.  The Neighborhood Commission Office today released the results....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Neighborhood Board Voting Deadline is Friday
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3582 Views :: Honolulu County

Eligible voters who have misplaced passcodes may receive them by calling 768-3716....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Oahu Democrats to Elect New Leadership Today
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 4560 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

...delegates will be electing a new county chair after a long tenure by former chairperson, Tony Gill....

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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kym Pine Backs Four Key West Oahu Transportation Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:43 PM :: 3641 Views :: Honolulu County

...transportation initiatives on the horizon that promise to reshape our travel time commute in the years to come....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dozens of Republicans Enter Neighborhood Board Elections
By David S Chang @ 9:59 PM :: 5109 Views :: Honolulu County

Neighborhood Board election voting runs from April 27 through Friday May 17....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bills 11 & 12: Pine Appeals for Leeward, Ewa Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 AM :: 3467 Views :: Honolulu County

... include three important projects that I am fighting to secure ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Caldwell Signs Bill 8: Protecting Politicians' Midnight Bathroom Escapades
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 8106 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Homelessness, Politicians
This is not the first time a state official has been arrested at public restrooms. In March 1991, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Administrator Clyde Namuo ... was arrested for open lewdness....
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Natatorium Decision Re-Launches EIS Contract
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 3151 Views :: Honolulu County

The City will resume preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Full Text: Honolulu Council Challenges School Lands Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 4361 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12

... should be premised on the provision of fair compensation to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Caldwell Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 3496 Views :: Honolulu County

... six town hall meetings that will be held across Oahu during the month of May ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Neighborhood Board Ballot Passcodes Sent to Voters
By News Release @ 11:26 AM :: 3738 Views :: Honolulu County
The Neighborhood Commission Office has mailed passcodes to 180,000 eligible voters who may cast ballots online for contested seats on the 2013-2015 Neighborhood Boards....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Honolulu Neighborhood Voting April 26 - May 17
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 8244 Views :: Honolulu County
... The election is conducted entirely on-line and by telephone. Voting runs from April 26, 2013 through May 17, 2013 ....  
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Stanley Chang Running for CD1?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:50 AM :: 9490 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation
Dan Inouye was barely in the grave when Honolulu Councilmember Stanley Chang signed Federal Election Commission documents....
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Public Invited to Comment on Complete Streets Projects
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 3189 Views :: Honolulu County
... pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates cheered the passage of Ordinance 12-15 ....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Nicole Velasco to Head Neighborhood Commission
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3662 Views :: Honolulu County
...The office provides administrative and technical support services to the Neighborhood Commission and Oahu’s 33 neighborhood boards....
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Calling All Cronies: Caldwell Announces $1.6M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 4281 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...seeking proposals from (ahem) 'qualified non-profit organizations' for $1.6 million in Grants-in-Aid funds....

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Monday, April 8, 2013
Mayor Caldwell Nominates Budget Director and Deputy Director
By News Release @ 8:29 AM :: 4344 Views :: Honolulu County

Nelson H. Koyanagi Jr. to be Director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS), and Gary Kurokawa to be Deputy Director.....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Full Text: Mayor Caldwell's State of the City Speech
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 5038 Views :: Honolulu County

When I was building my cabinet, I knew that I did not want a team who would be satisfied with just keeping the lights on....

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Friday, March 29, 2013
After Waiving $18M, City Again Begins Collecting Solar Inspection Fees
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 5669 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy
The City will begin collecting fees on building permits issued for photovoltaic (PV) solar electric power systems effective April 6....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Why Hawaii's Roads are Bad
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 9308 Views :: Honolulu County
...debunking several road myths that we have been led down the road to believe....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Honolulu City Auditor Survey: Environment Great, Living Tough
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 5287 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Characteristics receiving the lowest excellent or good ratings were the availability of affordable quality housing (9%) .... 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Honolulu Pavement Condition: Is Your Street Serious?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 4496 Views :: Honolulu County

Does your street show up on the alphabetical list of  “failed” or “serious” streets? Find out here ....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Occupy Honolulu Points Finger at City over Deaths, Threatens ‘300 Instant Criminals’
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 7226 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

"HUD evictees will be made into instant criminals...."

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hawaii Precedent? 'Sidewalk Property' Decision Appealed to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:34 AM :: 5963 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The Hawaii section of the petition points out a federal lawsuit filed in December 2012 alleging that the City and County of Honolulu violated the due process rights of "De-Occupy Honolulu"....

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
HNL Planning Director: "Public, Along With Private Property Rights, Are Our Top Priority"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:28 AM :: 5382 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

...In "City followed law in issuing Hao Street development permit," he makes some good points we don't usually see being made by government officials....

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Friday, March 1, 2013
EPA Cites 188F Garbage: $1.1M Waimanalo Gulch Settlement Day After Lawsuit Filed
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 5394 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill system which has recorded temperatures as high as 188 F....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sequestration Scare Tactics: Caldwell Administration Threatens Sec 8 Housing Evictions
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 8259 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Homelessness

"...300 of the families receiving assistance will be affected...."

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Pine Announces Improved Leeward Bus Routes
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:15 AM :: 5690 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Councilmember Pine worked with the new administration to fill a vital need by improving bus service in the wake of cuts made last summer....

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Bill 4 to Create New Honolulu Council Slush Fund?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 6:43 PM :: 6035 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...organizations such as labor unions, political action committees, social clubs and credit unions, are eligible for these grants....

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Residences at Aina Haina: Jeff Stone's Plans in Wailupe Valley Opposed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 11119 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Jeff and his wife Laurie Stone contributed $3000 to Kirk Caldwell's recent Mayoral campaign....

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
421 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 PM :: 8745 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing closed Friday, February 15.  The election is conducted entirely on-line and by telephone. Voting runs from April 26 through May 17....

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Sunday, February 10, 2013
292 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Deadline Friday
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 4878 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through Friday, February 15, 2013 for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections. Candidates may register online at the NB election webpage....

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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Caldwell Announces Mattson's Cabinet Picks
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 4672 Views :: Honolulu County

Positions remaining to be filled are:

  • Director of Budget and Fiscal Services
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Medical Examiner
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dojo Mystic Ousted From City Administration
By AtomicMonkey @ 5:34 PM :: 9565 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

Following an article in Hawaii Free Press, Honolulu’s stodgy and turgid media establishment slowing began to acknowledge the story....

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Saturday, February 2, 2013
236 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Deadline Feb 15
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 5443 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through February 15, 2013 for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Caldwell Secretly Appoints ‘Chief of Staff’--Convicted Criminal Harry Mattson
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 17796 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Ethics

 Mugshot: Caldwell's Chief of Staff

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
199 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 5776 Views :: Honolulu County

Candidate filing is open through February 15, 2013 (date corrected) for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections. Candidates may register online at the NB election webpage.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013
133 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 AM :: 7509 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate filing is open from now through February 22nd for Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New for 2013: Affordable Housing Costs More
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 6612 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

The information is key because it is used by developers to set affordable homes sales prices and rents....

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Audit of HART 'Public Involvement' Contracts 'Suspended'
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 6155 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...an audit of HART’s contracts and spending for public relations and public involvement services to determine what service(s) each employee, contractor and subcontractor provides....

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Audit: 38% of Reimbursements Show ‘Discrepancies’, ‘Honolulu Council Could be Exposed’
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 4975 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

“I see no compelling reason to significantly revise the current policy at this point in time.” -- Response to Audit from Council Chair Ernie Martin 

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tom Berg: Farewell to Honolulu Hale
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 7024 Views :: Honolulu County

I will be filing additional resolutions today before my term officially ends on January 2nd, at noon....

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Mayor-elect Caldwell Announces Key Appointments
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 5147 Views :: Honolulu County

Jesse Broder Van Dyke – Director of Communications....

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