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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
​Public hearing set on Honolulu short-term rental draft rules
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2233 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... DPP will hold a public hearing April 6 on draft rules to regulate and register short-term rentals on O‘ahu ....

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Fools. No Joke: Plastic Ware to be Outlawed Effective April 1
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 2549 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

... Bill 40 or the Disposable Food Ware Ordinance (DFWO), takes effect April 1, 2021 ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
What Does Blangiardi’s Police Commission Nominee Know About Kimura Shooting?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 PM :: 5210 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... Cap't Ben Mahi was the 2nd-highest-ranking officer of HPD Division 1, when a drunken Division 1 Sgt Anson Kimura accidentally shot waitress Hyun Ju Park ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
Honolulu Republicans Elect New County Leadership
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:13 AM :: 2213 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

... hundreds of Republicans participated in the virtual Honolulu County Republican Party Convention ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Guilty of Bribery, Embezzlement: Caldwell Admin CARES Act Administrator Hanalei Aipoalani
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 7518 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, COVID-19

... Hanalei Aipoalani, 42, of Waianae, Hawaii, pled guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $500,000 from AmeriCorps and to agreeing to accept a bribe for the administration of grants under the CARES Act ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Outdoor Weddings up to 100 People Now Allowed on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 2157 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... the request to modify Honolulu’s COVID-19 recovery framework to include “weddings” as a category has been approved and is effective immediately ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Protest Erupts After DHHL Selects Community Solar Developers
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 3526 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... State Sen. Kurt Fevella (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) organized the action to rally opponents and to publicize many DHHL beneficiary complaints that the solar farm plan originated without their input and is a bad use of the agency’s trust land ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Mayor Blangiardi meets with wedding industry demonstrators
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 2407 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Mayor Rick Blangiardi listened to members of the wedding industry during a demonstration outside of Honolulu Hale ....

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Resolution reached between City and Kokonut Koalition for Koko Crater safety mitigation
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1290 Views :: Honolulu County

... Three-phase effort includes immediate safety improvements with removal, replacement of steel platform to be addressed in separate project ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Kaka'ako Makai: House Will Not Hear OHA Upzone Bill
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2341 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

" ... Senator Moriwaki and I will attempt to work with OHA to explore alternatives to developing Kakaʻako Makai ...." 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
VIDEO: State of the City Address
By Video @ 5:09 PM :: 1626 Views :: Honolulu County

... Mayor Blangiardi's first State of the City address ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Pharmacists Vaccinate 90% of Patients in Care Homes on Oahu, Big Island
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 2062 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Independent pharmacies on O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island have administered first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to about 10,000 residents and caregivers in approximately 1,700 small care homes and have now begun returning to administer second doses ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Honolulu Tier Three Modifications Allow Team Sports and Competitive Games
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1694 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... effective immediately, with the exception of the permitted team sports activities, which may begin as early as April 12, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Blangiardi Submits City Budget
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1425 Views :: Honolulu County

... The key priorities in the budget include funding core City and County of Honolulu services, without employee furloughs, and focuses on affordable housing and homelessness, rail, infrastructure and the distribution of funds ....

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Friday, February 19, 2021
Sand Island Disclosure After BRAT Threatens Blangiardi with ‘Citizens Arrest’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 4256 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... The parcel is one of several not included on Blangiardi’s, June 8, 2020, Candidate Financial Disclosure form ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Friday Deadline for Neighborhood Board Candidates
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 1535 Views :: Honolulu County

... Walk-In Closing: Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Laura Thielen confirmed as Director of Honolulu Parks and Recreation
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 1673 Views :: Honolulu County

... oversee more than 800 regular employees and a multi-million dollar budget used to maintain and improve the facilities of 304 designated park and garden locations on nearly 5,000 acres of land ....

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Sunday, February 7, 2021
Bill 31: Former Meth-head Helps Sand Island Lobby for Property Tax Cap
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 AM :: 3725 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Taxes, COVID-19

... It is naturally hard to say no to an ex-tweeker who, at Bishop Estate, achieved the kind of things most Honolulu politicians can only dream of ....

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
DHHL: 'We Already Have Casinos'
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2533 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Gambling

"... We recognize that there has been a rise in the number of game rooms being operated on our lands ...."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
So-Called 'Kaka'ako Land Co' Loses in Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 2302 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

... A trial was held in November challenging Kakaʻako Land. Co.'s (KLC) ownership of Kakaʻako private roads ....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Blangiardi appoints Roger Morton as Director of DTS
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2113 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Morton will be tasked with leading administration and oversight for TheBus, TheHandi-Van, and the upcoming rail system, the first segment of which is projected to open in the second half of 2021 ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 2811 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
2021 Neighborhood Board Elections UPDATE
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 3377 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Neighborhood Board registration will be open thru February 19 ....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sinkhole Cities: Honolulu 3rd Deepest Financial Pit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 3825 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Honolulu’s financial problems stem mostly from unfunded retirement obligations that have accumulated over the years ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Money to Burn: Virtual Community Meetings Planned for New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 2772 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail, Tourism

... The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) project concludes on Feb. 8 ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Mayor Blangiardi selects Sam Moku as Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1631 Views :: Honolulu County

... Previously, Moku served as the director of Honolulu’s Department of Community Services under Mayor Peter Carlisle and is also a former director of the Home Ownership Assistance Program at DHHL ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Waikīkī Shell Parking Lot to assist in American Samoa repatriation effort
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1607 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Approximately 800 American Samoan residents are anticipated to transit through Honolulu, be tested for COVID-19, and quarantine en route to their previously shuttered island home ....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Why Wait for Government? Volunteers Repair Koko Head Tramway
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 1749 Views :: Honolulu County

...the tramway track and trestle structures have been widely utilized as a hiking trail....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Online National Community Survey for O`ahu Residents
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1558 Views :: Honolulu County

... Online Survey Period: January 4, 2021 through January 31, 2021 ....

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Sunday, January 10, 2021
Say 'Uncle' -- What Connects Miske to Kealoha?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:25 PM :: 11411 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Rail

... Kealoha was selected Chief thanks in part to Michael Miske’s ‘uncle’ ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 4071 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
New Honolulu Council Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 1678 Views :: Honolulu County

... the Council made no public announcement, but here it is anyway ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA: Consider Running for Your Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 2337 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... This is all about OHA’s plan to develop Kakaako Makai ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
City and County of Honolulu releases inaugural Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2583 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... required step to uphold the Paris climate agreement ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
River of Life to Leave Chinatown
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2521 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Small Business, Tourism

... will relocate to Iwilei homeless services zone ... 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
COVID: Ige Approves Caldwell's 10th Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1822 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The Governor also approved the City and County of Honolulu’s request to test incoming “CISA essential workers” ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DPP seeks comments on Primary Urban Center plan ‘sneak preview’
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 2188 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The “PUC DP All Policies Summary” is a complete collection of the draft goals and policies that will make up the final PUC DP .... 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Blue Christmas: 112 Homeless dead because we Couldn't FORCE them to accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 2577 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Soft on Homelessness is inhumane.  The humane approach is to force them off the streets into shelter ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Report: Oahu affordable housing shortage worsened in FY 2019
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2238 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Cost of Living

... DPP has released its Annual Report on the status of land use on O‘ahu for fiscal year ending 2019 ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Aloha Stadium Draft EIS Released
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2806 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development

...The DEIS has been posted online and public comments are encouraged....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Caldwell signs key climate bills and releases 2020 City Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 2372 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."Biden has stated he’s going to focus on economic recovery and climate change, and these bills ensure we’re ready to partner on day one”....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
City sends 2021 real property notice of assessments
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2147 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 :: 2236 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 :: 2921 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 :: 9359 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 :: 1657 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 :: 3253 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 :: 2554 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 :: 2036 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 :: 2168 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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