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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Water bill problems affected 130,000
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:43 PM :: 4998 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 :: 3813 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 :: 5963 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 :: 3670 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 :: 2397 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 :: 4007 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 03, 2013
ULI Fellowship: Caldwell to Select Land Use Challenge
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 4331 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 03, 2013
Honolulu Roads 13th Worst in Nation, Cost Drivers $598 per year
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 3791 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 01, 2013
UPDATE: Outdoor Circle Questions Plan for Trails Ringing Kawainui Marsh
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 4797 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 :: 4006 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 :: 3628 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 :: 3753 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 :: 5849 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 :: 3497 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 :: 3652 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 :: 3314 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 :: 3629 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 :: 4448 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 :: 3192 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 02, 2013
Honolulu Grants in Aid List Released
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 4756 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 :: 3338 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 :: 3815 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 :: 4247 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 :: 4209 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 :: 3093 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 08, 2013
Mayor picks new Honolulu Chief Medical Examiner
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 3135 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

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

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Hurricane? Honolulu 4th Most Overdue and Vulnerable
By Selected News Articles @ 6:56 PM :: 4204 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 :: 2422 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 :: 4637 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 :: 3033 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 :: 2457 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 03, 2013
Caldwell Encourages 'Qualified' Non-Profits to Apply for Grants
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 2537 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 :: 3582 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 :: 3581 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 :: 4471 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 :: 2727 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 :: 3269 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 09, 2013
Kym Pine Backs Four Key West Oahu Transportation Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:43 PM :: 2603 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 08, 2013
Dozens of Republicans Enter Neighborhood Board Elections
By David S Chang @ 9:59 PM :: 3826 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Bills 11 & 12: Pine Appeals for Leeward, Ewa Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 AM :: 2504 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Caldwell Signs Bill 8: Protecting Politicians' Midnight Bathroom Escapades
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 6213 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 02, 2013
Natatorium Decision Re-Launches EIS Contract
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 2264 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 :: 3163 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 :: 2526 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 :: 2784 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 :: 6594 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 :: 7225 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 :: 2249 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 :: 2739 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 :: 3290 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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