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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
City sends 2021 real property notice of assessments
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 1700 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Property owners who wish to dispute their real property assessment may file an appeal during the period of December 15, to January 15, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
City finally releases P3 bid numbers
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 1652 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

... The proposal documents for the P3 procurement will soon be available for review ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Furloughs? DTS to Blow $500M on 500 electric buses
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 2203 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...the cost-per-mile for the bus in terms of electricity needed to charge its battery will be similar to that of the diesel-powered buses currently in use....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Honolulu PD ‘Top 10 Earners’ List Revealed–Did Corporal make $341K?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 7638 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

...in 2017 five of the top ten earners worked directly under Ballard at Central Receiving....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
Keeping Traffic Jammed: King Street Bus Lane Opens--One Block South of Hotel Street Busway
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 1335 Views :: Honolulu County

...this is the laterst in an ideological plan to force the little people out of their cars....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
VIDEO: Chief Ballard Responds to Anonymous Letter
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 2477 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, COVID-19

"...The failed COVID 19 Operational Plan directly promoted abuse by officers...."

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Auditor: Prosecutor's Office Did Nothing to Learn from Kealoha Scandal
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 1997 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...management did not initiate a review or evaluation of its policies and procedures that allowed one of its higher-ranking deputy prosecutors to use the office for criminal activity....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Take the Honolulu PD Community Survey
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1523 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu Police Department invites the public to take the department’s annual community survey ....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Audit: City Loses $450K per Year Subsidizing Bikeshare
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1699 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... The city did not share in the $5.3 million in revenues collected by the Bikeshare program between FY2017 and FY2019 ....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Auditor: HPD Does not Learn from Misconduct
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1607 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Changes are only made reactively to incidents.  Key information from its corrective systems is not aggregated and reported to department management for its review to make responsive proactive changes that could result in prevention of misconduct or reduction of complaints ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
In “Staggering” Conspiracy, Former Police Chief, Prosecutor, and Police Officers Sentenced for Framing an Innocent Man with a Crime
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 3489 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...The sentences mark the end of one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ballard: 'Multiple Investigations' into HPD COVID OT Abuse
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1617 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, COVID-19

... we have opened multiple investigations, and those who violated laws or administrative policies will be disciplined appropriately ....

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Drive-Thru City Lights -- Opens December 9
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1528 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The annual Honolulu City Lights will look different this year ....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
City Claims CARES Act Spending on Track
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 1559 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... $54M uncommitted, and $173M unspent ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 4405 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Obama

...Environmental laws are for the little people, not the environmentalists....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
47% of Hawaii adults live with roommates
By News Release @ 11:39 AM :: 2999 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...in Urban Honolulu it is 48.1% ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Caldwell meets Blangiardi to discuss transition
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 980 Views :: Honolulu County

... Topics discussed in the meetings include the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the plan to expend remaining CARES funds before December 31. Also discussed was the plan to fill political appointee positions ....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Blaisdell Audit: Only 7% of Ticket Sales Open to General Public
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 2088 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

...Insider holds and presales reduce the number of tickets available to the general public and restrict accessibility for local residents....

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
A Ham-Fisted Way of Getting Folks Back to Work
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1835 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Tourism

... The proposal is called Bill 80 ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Complaint: Manahan uses Council Email to Campaign for Amemiya and Cordero
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 2054 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Complaints have been filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission and the Honolulu Ethics Commission....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3289 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Rail and Bill 80 two peas in a pod
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:43 PM :: 1983 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail, Tourism

...Two examples of the old way of thinking, both in Honolulu....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Measuring Climate Intentions, Not Results
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 AM :: 1522 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...It doesn’t matter whether those restrictions actually do anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; all that matters is that they be as restrictive as possible....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Low COVID: Ige Approves 'Tier 2' for Oahu
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 2503 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Personal Services prepare to re-open, hoping Mayor's Tier 2 proposal is approved by Thursday ....

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Bill 80 Imposes Rehiring Formula on Hotels
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:03 PM :: 2184 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Tourism

...rehire employees according to a strict formula based on an occupancy ratio....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Virtual Town hall for small businesses not allowed to reopen
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:18 PM :: 1739 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Closed local businesses feel discriminated against, seek to clear up misunderstanding....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Caldwell: Global Warming causing Rain Bombs
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 1611 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...City initiates “Climate Ready O‘ahu” adaptation strategy; welcomes resident participation and engagement via on-line tools launched today....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Parks Dep't to Install LEDs, Solar Panels
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 1618 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...an effort specifically directed at the City’s 303 park locations....

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Hawaii Incarceration Rate Drops 19% due to Steven Alm probation reform
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 2157 Views :: Honolulu County, Justice Reinvestment

...First Circuit Judge Steven Alm’s probation reform pilot program, Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), which launched in 2004 to reduce recidivism and probation violations....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Standardless Spending
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1855 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, COVID-19

We are feverishly trying to spend federal dollars for the common good....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Honolulu Ethics: Parks Supervisor Watches Football on the Clock
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1784 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Fortunately City workers are not likely to get furloughs.  I don’t know how we would survive without public employees like these....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Ige Approves Honolulu COVID-19 Recovery Framework
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1937 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Tier 1 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Honolulu Ethics Commission Ballot Questions 3 and 4
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 3258 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Two questions on the upcoming general election ballot relate to the Honolulu Ethics Commission's budget and staffing.... 

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Even More Jammed with Bus Lane and Bike Lane "It’s about getting people out of their cars”
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 2640 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...a bus-only lane on King St thru downtown just 1 block from the existing Hotel Street Busway....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 2031 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 6622 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
City Drops $10.5M for 29 Units that were already affordable
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 2264 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...This purchase adds ZERO new affordable units because these units were already affordable in the private sector....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
List of Honolulu Charter Amendments on General Election Ballot
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:49 AM :: 9213 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

...Term Limits for Prosecutor and other questions ....

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Caldwell Signs Bills to Delay TVR Registration, Ease Building Permit Requirements
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2133 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

...Bill 48 elevates the exemption threshold of home repairs from $1,000 to $5,000....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
City CARES Act funding dashboard now live
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1522 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...the dashboard is meant to ensure transparency and allow the public to view in real time City progress in allocating and spending CARES funds....

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Friday, September 11, 2020
The New Champion Of Private Property Rights Is … Barack Obama?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 AM :: 3714 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use, Obama

...Obama and his longtime colleague Marty Nesbitt want a 100-year-old sea wall rebuilt and fortified to protect a planned Hawaii retreat....

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
On Line Mayoral Debate Set for Monday
By News Release @ 7:10 AM :: 2109 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Live at Facebook.com/KokuaCouncil on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 11am to 12:30pm....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Caldwell Extends Lockdown with Amendments--What's Open
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1673 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...City parks, botanical gardens, certain park facilities, and beaches will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10....

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Quarantine raids find 100% Compliance at Two Waikiki Hotels
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 2443 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...A knock on the door and a “good morning, Special Agents from the Attorney General’s Office” greeted nearly two dozen people under travel quarantine orders at two Waikīkī hotels....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 2458 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Monday, August 31, 2020
P3 Secrecy: Council Candidate Greg Thielen Calls for Removal of HART Executive Director
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 2347 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...taxpayers of the City and County of Honolulu deserve to know the details of this proposed contract prior to any decision being made on it....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Enviros: Haunama Bay Better Off When We Kick the Little People Out
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 2575 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, COVID-19

...Since the March 18 closure in response to the pandemic, only researchers and staff have left foot prints on the shoreline of the nature preserve....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
City scales down this year’s Honolulu City Lights
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1675 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion, COVID-19

...in an effort to eliminate crowds to support minimizing coronavirus outbreaks.... 

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Lockdown Protest Caravans Across Oahu
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3170 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Protest Against Hawaii's Illegal Lockdown by David Ige and Kirk Caldwell....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Second Stay at Home Order issued for O‘ahu
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 2734 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Ige has approved Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, reinstating a “Stay at Home/Work from Home” Order for the island of O‘ahu, effective at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, through September 9....

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