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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:31 PM :: 812 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ....

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Friday, September 23, 2022
Property Tax Credit Application Deadline September 30
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 379 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit for homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. ...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
DLNR: N Shore Homeowners are Doomed, They Should Just Accept It
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 513 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... what to do about coastal homes with expired, temporary emergency State permits to “shore” up the land under their foundations ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
​City seeks candidates to serve on boards and commissions
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 317 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Locations Announced: Red Light Cameras Begin in October
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 437 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... Once construction is completed, red-light runners at the Phase 1 intersections will begin to receive warning letters....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Rear Admiral to Oversee Red Hill Defueling
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 342 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Rear Adm. John Wade as the Commander of the Joint Task Force of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dawn Takeuchi Apuna named Acting Director of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 833 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

"...very difficult and demanding challenge,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Koko Head Shooting Complex closing until completion of berm renovation project
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 694 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The range is scheduled to remain closed until the completion of a berm renovation project, which is expected to begin next month and be completed a month later ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Blame for the Housing Crisis
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 482 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... the average time to process a residential building permit application was 108 days, while a commercial project took 432 days ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
​Hawaii short-term rental property owners urge judge to stop new ordinance from disrupting business
By Court House News @ 4:04 AM :: 1337 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... the Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance alleges the ordinance will cause irreparable economic damages to owners that have been renting out properties for less than 90 days....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Updated Navy Red Hill Plan Released
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 521 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

...  New Red Hill plan projects earlier defueling date ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Public Hearing: HPD Gun Registration Rules
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 866 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... On October 4th the police chief (Honolulu) is having a hearing to set his rules on our right to bear arms ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
HECO's Idea of 'Good News' -- Oahu Electric Bills to go up 4%
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 657 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is an improvement over the earlier forecast that projected bills would increase 7% or about $15 after the coal plant ends operations, which is scheduled for today ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 573 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 686 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
$100M Tax Hike: ​City to hold virtual public meetings for new Storm Water Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 7:18 AM :: 1011 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Industrial toilet paper supply issues resulting in park bathroom modifications
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 631 Views :: Honolulu County

... If possible, we ask park users to please bring in their own toilet paper for use in park bathrooms until DPR can secure a steadier supply of the industrial rolls ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Bill 22 Better Buildings Benchmarking
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 766 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Better Buildings Benchmarking Program requires commercial and multi-family buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to track and report annual aggregate utility data to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Affordable Housing: $2940 for 2br Apartment
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 1153 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

... The maximum monthly rent for this household is $2,940 for a two-bedroom unit, according to DPP calculations, up from last year’s maximum rent of $2,720 ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Ala Moana Satellite City Hall temporarily halts HOLO card service Because they Have too Many Customers
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 936 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Walk-in customers make up the majority of the 5,790 HOLO card transactions processed in the past fiscal year at the Ala Moana Satellite City Hall ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Convicted Felon Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Firearm Possession During Drug Crime
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 925 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... on August 21, 2018, HPD officers approached Schwab—a convicted felon with an outstanding state parole retake warrant—at a gas station ....

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Friday, July 8, 2022
9th Circuit: Honolulu and Maui 'Big Oil Climate Change' Lawsuits Stay in State Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 AM :: 916 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Environment

... U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today ruled that a pair of lawsuits from Honolulu and Maui can proceed in state court ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Ala Wai: Sales Seminars for Next Boondoggle
By News Release @ 10:16 AM :: 856 Views :: Honolulu County

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City & County of Honolulu requesting community input on alternative plans developed for the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ethics: Honolulu City Board Member Refuses to File Financial Disclosure
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1217 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... the Commission hereby recommends to the Board Member’s Appointing Authority that the Board Member should be removed from the Board ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Honolulu Auditor Releases Annual Citizen Centric Report
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 641 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

"...The overall economic health of Honolulu was rated positively by 25% of respondents, up from 18% last year...."

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Full Text: DoD Releases Revised Red Hill Report
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 904 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its plan to safely defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by the end of calendar year 2024 ....  

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Sunday, June 26, 2022
Pearl City -- Highest Credit Card Debt in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 AM :: 1273 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... total outstanding credit card debt stood at $222.6 million in the first quarter of 2022, or an average of $15,709 per household ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
HDoT: Car-Mounted Probes to Hunt Potholes
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 681 Views :: Honolulu County

... HDOT announces a new pilot with i-Probe Inc to test connected automobile hardware and software technologies ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ukraine Needs Robot Dogs to Clear Mines -- Will HPD Donate?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 780 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Police

... it has become increasingly common for deminers to use robots in the field to increase their productivity and mitigate the risk of blowing themselves up ....

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Friday, June 17, 2022
Bribery: Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga Arrested by FBI
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 3245 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Kaneshiro was on paid leave for two years ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Secret Swearing in for Joe Logan Designed to Head Off New Questions About Special Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 AM :: 1027 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... is the protection of ‘FOP’ (friends and family of the police) so ingrained in the force that they need not hear directly from Joe Logan to know that they should let his meth addict son off the hook again and again? ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Bill 45: Rail TOD Giveaway to High Tech Tax Credit Schemers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 970 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail, Tax Credits

... The vague language in the proposal lacks any metrics for measuring success, similar to another business-focused tax credit whose value to the state is dubious ...

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Navy Releases Remaining Month 1 Long-Term Drinking Water Data, Shows No Fuel Contamination
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 731 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the first month of long-term monitoring (LTM) drinking water data ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Short-term rental property owners contest new bill regulating rentals on Hawaii
By Court House News @ 6:10 PM :: 972 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Property owners maintain that pre-existing rental properties shouldn't be subject to a new ordinance changing minimum lease length ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Cocaine News Update: Is Council District 2 Reserved for Crime Families?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 5503 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

... Council Dist 2: Makua Rothman vs convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Bus Fares Going Up
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1268 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

... The Honolulu City Council approved Ordinance 21-7, hiking fares ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 995 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1066 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Brig. Gen. Arthur ‘Joe’ Logan chosen as Honolulu’s next police chief
By Video @ 10:16 PM :: 1085 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... After taking a straw poll, the commission narrowed the field to Logan and Ebner, choosing to go outside the embattled department for its next leader ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: Q&A with Four Finalists for HPD Chief
By Video @ 12:49 PM :: 1021 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... 90 minutes with the four finalists for HPD Chief ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Oahu Unsheltered Homeless Count Remains Near Record Level
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 1198 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... homeless shelter population drops 24% ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Survey: How Should Honolulu Spend COVID Money?
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 669 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...Community invited to provide input on Economic and Workforce Development through community engagement survey....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Honolulu Parks Promise to Stop Wasting Water
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 579 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Parks & Rec partnering with Board of Water of Supply to exceed call for 10% water reduction ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Honolulu 10th Most Expensive City for Home Improvement
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 794 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... We ranked 200 cities based on 16 key indicators of renovation pricy-ness ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
Auditor: City Still Locked in to Expensive Recycling Contracts
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 1201 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Solid waste disposal costs can be reduced by diverting recyclable waste to the H-POWER waste to energy facility ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Audit: Caldwell Admin Signed off on ‘Deficient’ Building Permits for Three Years
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 1997 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Is there a public safety hazard?  DPP’s Michael Silva can’t say ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
HECO RFP Seeks 'Renewable' Projects on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 808 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: 100% of Oahu Seniors Vaccinated
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 1020 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... According to the State Department of Health, 100.0% of those 65 years and older on O‘ahu have completed their initial series of COVID-19 vaccination ....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
​Honolulu's new restrictions on short-term rentals take effect in October
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 972 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Oahu's available vacation rentals have already fallen over 37% since 2019, more than any other island ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Short-term rental ban will disrupt Honolulu economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1330 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... a new city enforcement division consisting of seven new employees whose sole duty will be to ferret out Honolulu homeowners who dare to rent out their homes or parts of their homes for less than 90 days ....

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