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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 124 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Property Tax Credit Offered to Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 189 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...Real property tax credit offered for Honolulu homeowners with combined income of less than $60,000....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Kauai, Oahu Floods: Ige Asks FEMA to Reconsider Individual Assistance
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 147 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...Of the 187 homes destroyed or severely damaged, 109 were owner-occupied....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 432 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
2018 HPD Community Survey
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 464 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Oahu residents to take an online survey between August 1 and September 30, 2018, to provide public feedback on police services....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
City Targets Farmers Markets for Primary Urban Center Development Plan Outreach
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 391 Views :: Honolulu County

...The Primary Urban Center stretches from Kāhala to Pearl City....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
False Name Anti-Bunda Mailers Blanket North Shore
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 742 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...would most likely benefit Tsuneyoshi....

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Monday, July 30, 2018
Honolulu Surf Contests: New Rules in Effect Starting July 30
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 438 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Application deadline for first triennial calendar set for September 28, 2018.... 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 700 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use

... Propose revisions to shoreline rules and regulations to incorporate sea level rise ....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 607 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...“Instead of putting more restrictions on ride-hailing customers, Hawaii should explore ways to relieve taxi drivers of over-burdensome regulations,” Akina said....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1239 Views :: Honolulu County

...because of its failure to remedy numerous material defaults under the construction contract with the city....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 579 Views :: Honolulu County

...On September 15, 2017, a server containing multiple disks managed by Marquis ID Systems (MIDS) for the State of Hawai‘i’s drivers’ licensing programs had a multiple hard disk crash....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 601 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...driving is often a major hassle and expense....

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Monday, July 09, 2018
Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 890 Views :: Honolulu County

...Revised improvement plans highlighted in Ala Moana Regional Park Draft EIS....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 588 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 577 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 934 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Caldwell: Outlaw Homeless Blocking Public Facilities While Refusing Shelter Space
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 919 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The “public lodging bill” would make it illegal to lodge on a public sidewalk or other public areas if shelter facilities are available....

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Trump OKs federal aid for Oahu and Kauai victims of April floods
By News Release @ 9:42 AM :: 547 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County

...Gov. Ige submitted the request for reconsideration on June 13. It was based on the identification of additional damages resulting from the disaster....

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Akina: Caldwell makes right call on ride-hailing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:33 PM :: 968 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...On Thursday, he introduced a bill that would even the playing field for taxis, to help bring their business model into the 21st century....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Caldwell: Loosen Taxi Regs for Everybody
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 847 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Caldwell said at a news conference that rather than require ride-hailing drivers to abide by long-held taxi rules, cabbies should be freed from their constraints and allowed to operate like their Uber and Lyft counterparts....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 857 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges Mayor Caldwell to reject the City Council measure....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Public Hearing: New Rules for Scheduling Surf Contests
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1602 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: Only 56% of Recommendations Acted Upon Since 2004
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 788 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Some entities have failed to implement the audit recommendations: Department of Budget and Fiscal Services – Real Property, Honolulu Liquor Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation – Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Fund....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: City Parks and Recreation Fails Again and Again
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 1109 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Instead of saving $833,907, water costs increased by over $2.08 million because reducing water costs by using non-potable water sources was not a priority....

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1273 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet”....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 827 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
By Video @ 12:28 AM :: 1310 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... "The Infamous" Bill 35 and it's effects on Hawaii's local population as well as tourists ....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2468 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Liliha-Nuʻuanu Complete Streets community meeting set
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1412 Views :: Honolulu County

... The meeting will be held at the Maʻemaʻe Elementary School Cafeteria, 319 Wyllie Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. ....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 2182 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The city utilized funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire the eight-story building at 436 ‘Ena Road in Waikīkī....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Ige Requests Disaster Declaration for Kauai, Oahu
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 985 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...the floods caused more than $19.7 million in damage....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Public Private Partnership for Ala Wai Golf?
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1193 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Request for Proposals for Ala Wai Golf Course Driving Range Awarded to Topgolf Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
April 24: Caldwell to Announce Plan to Increase traffic jams near UH campus
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1156 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S. King Street, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
City Hires Private Security Guards to Protect Parks Overnight
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 1369 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...parks were selected for this pilot project as many are in close proximity to another park, providing for a good test comparison of effectiveness....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Honolulu World's Best City Sanitation?
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 1305 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu tops the City Sanitation ranking, followed by Helsinki and Ottawa in joint second, whereas Dhaka (230) and Port au Prince (231) fill the bottom places....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1439 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

'''Extends the terms of board members from two (2) years to four (4) years...."

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ethics: City Supervisor Caught Working Second Job on City Time
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2015 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...reimbursed the city in the amount of $1,891.20 approximately 62 hours of city time....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
HB1481: DelaCruz Gut & Replace to Bypass Opposition to HCDA Control of East Kapolei
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 AM :: 1670 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...the same text in SB2525 ran into opposition from several Kapolei-area Representatives.... 

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Monday, April 02, 2018
Revolving Door: Caldwell Hires Another Reporter to Spin News
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 1936 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

...Mayor names communications director and welcomes new public information officer....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe, Pearl City--Caldwell Pushing Plan to Jam Up Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1354 Views :: Honolulu County

“Complete Streets recognizes that roadways are ... not just for the movement of cars,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Web of Caldwell Admin Lies Unraveled by Latest DMV Computer Crash
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 1800 Views :: Honolulu County

...folks waited in long lines at the driver’s licensing office, only to be told that their files couldn’t be retrieved, that they’d have to submit new fingerprints, take a new photograph, bring back their birth certificate....

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Leaving GOP, Djou Eyes Council, Mayoral Races
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 3192 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail, Republican Party

Reading Charles Djou’s ‘Why I’m Leaving The GOP’ statement published today, one might think Djou’s decision was all about Trump.... 

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Grassroot: Bond plan for rail a bad sign for taxpayers, would violate city ordinance
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:16 PM :: 1997 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Caldwell’s plan to use $44 million in bond debt is an ill-founded, potentially illegal attempt to payoff administrative costs related to the construction of the over-budget, behind-schedule Honolulu rail system....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--24 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1163 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
SB648 Amended to Increase Sister Islands TAT Share
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2521 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... The TAT amount for the City & County of Honolulu is unchanged ....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Council Coup: Kym Pine Tries Again to Explain
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 1841 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

...The main reason I support a leadership change at the Council has unfortunately been lost in media reports to more sensational stories....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Oahu LED Street Light Conversion Project set to begin
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 2703 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Honolulu Citizen Survey: Homelessness Top Priority
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1304 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The results from this year’s NCS ....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Ban the Bike! How Cities Made a Huge Mistake in Promoting Cycling
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 AM :: 1798 Views :: Honolulu County

...Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution and drain the public purse....

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