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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 6234 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: City Employee ‘Likes’ Tommy Waters on City Time
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 4287 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...the Commission reviewed the totality of the circumstances and also confirmed the conduct as de minimis, dismissed the complaint, and did not impose a civil fine on Official....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 4439 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 7236 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 7076 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....

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Friday, May 3, 2019
Mayor signs Bill 96 relating to fire safety into law
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 4310 Views :: Honolulu County

...amended sprinkler requirements....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
EPA Imposes $425K fine for Waimanalo Gulch Spill
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 4517 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The agreement also calls for a series of facility upgrades to maintain compliance with stormwater regulations....

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
City Releases 2019 Annual Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 4547 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...This is the City and County of Honolulu’s inaugural annual sustainability report....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Neighborhood Board Voting Begins
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 5951 Views :: Honolulu County

...The election is slated to begin April 26, 2019 and end Friday, May 17, 2019....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
80% of Oahu Residents Don't Have REAL ID
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 4679 Views :: Honolulu County

...So far, more than 190,000 O‘ahu residents have gotten the REAL ID-compliant driver license or state ID since they became available in January 2018....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 9483 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes 
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 AM :: 6064 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Even as the Honolulu Rail project collapses around Mayor Caldwell’s ears, the election result gives a pro-Caldwell faction the majority on the council.  This contradiction is due to the failure of anti-rail politicians to separate themselves from criminals....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
City adopts new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 5993 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The rules took effect on March 31 and implement the affordable housing requirements in Ordinance 18-10 and other approvals issued by the city....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 9983 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has received 17,752 vote-by-mail ballots....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 5672 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 8066 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

...The redevelopment should take into consideration input received in the DTL, LLC Final Report....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 7635 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Community meeting to be held for O‘ahu’s first Pedestrian Plan
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 3142 Views :: Honolulu County

...this will be exploited to jam up traffic even more....

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Monday, April 1, 2019
Honolulu Republicans Reelect Brett Kulbis Chair
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4682 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

"...With two newly-elected Republican legislators on Oahu in 2018, we are really beginning to turn things around....”

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ala Wai? Corps of Engineers has Long History of Corruption and Cost Overruns
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 10475 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Military

...Reminiscent of rail, projected Ala Wai costs have already leapt from $200M to $470M.... 

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Friday, March 22, 2019
​Hawaii PUC approves special rates for Al Gore's electric buses
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 5896 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... it is expected at least 130 electric buses will be added to fleets during the course of the pilot, including tour buses, school buses and public transit systems like TheBus on Oahu....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Buying a House? Need Money? Honolulu can help
By News Release @ 5:36 AM :: 4407 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Interest-free home down payment loans now available....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
557 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 4134 Views :: Honolulu County

...balloting takes place online from Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 17....

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 5559 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 6596 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Monday, March 4, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 5335 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Honolulu Rents 12th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 5404 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Zumper National Rent Report: March 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 6717 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
City unveils pedestrian safety measures
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 3124 Views :: Honolulu County

...The seven-point package of common sense initiatives is being called “Look All Ways,” and is designed to increase the safety of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 6233 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
City launches new performance dashboard
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 3278 Views :: Honolulu County

...Residents can now track local progress on issues, including homelessness and affordable housing....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
After 21 Years, City Nearly Finished Installing Wheelchair-Friendly Curb Ramps
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 3638 Views :: Honolulu County

...Identification of 6,342 intersections in need of ADA improvements, of which only 238 unconstructed curb ramps remain....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 12555 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 5426 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
ICA Throws out Case Against Vacation Rental
By Robert Thomas @ 1:24 AM :: 5966 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Tourism

...Hitting someone with a notice of violation and then telling them to disprove it (all the while laboring under ever-increasing daily fines) just won't cut it....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Hirokazu Toiya named Director of Emergency Management
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 4937 Views :: Honolulu County

...Toiya has been the acting director of the Department of Emergency Management since October of 2018, and previous served as deputy director since July 2017....

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Honolulu 4th Deepest 'Sinkhole City'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 AM :: 4289 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: 63 out of America’s largest 75 cities can’t pay their bills, acquired $330 billion in unfunded debt....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 6182 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
City steps up approach to control feral cat population
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 4610 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The Hawaiian Humane Society’s new community cat program coordinator will work with colony caregivers and volunteers to trap, neuter and then return sterilized cats to the colonies they came from....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 10227 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

...After receiving the campaign contributions, Caldwell appointed the criminal Lyon to the juicy position July 30, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2019....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 4382 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...April 13 End of All-Mail Voting for Special Election....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 5531 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Ask Not for Whom the H-1 Tolls…
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4306 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Recently, we have heard the term “congestion pricing” bandied about as a way of improving traffic congestion here, and of raising more money....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Full Text: Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa Win--Orders New Election
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 5696 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Ozawa-Waters Case Could Affect Vote by Mail Statewide....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 5224 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 10446 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Honolulu’s corporation counsel Donna Leong received a federal “target letter” eleven days ago--Caldwell said nothing until the story broke in the media....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 4297 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...designed to make refusing shelter easier....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 6796 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...featuring nationally famous criminal justice journalist Radley Balko....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Viral 2019: Ten Second Fireworks Video
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:54 PM :: 4425 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...24 hours later, at 9 AM on January 2, the video had 278,000 views and about 1,300 Likes....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Pedestrian Death at Site of Improperly Removed Crosswalk
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:47 AM :: 3125 Views :: Honolulu County

...Rep Gene Ward sent a letter today, urging Mayor Caldwell and his administration to immediately reinstate a crosswalk that was mistakenly removed by the City & County last year....

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