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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Honolulu Ethics Commission Presents Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 3444 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...This is the Commission’s first such plan and the culmination of three years of public meeting discussions, development and drafting, and outreach to stakeholders.... 

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Monday, December 2, 2019
GAO: Ala Wai Flood Risk Estimates--More Transparency Required
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 4408 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...only one study in eight considered the limitations of the computer model used in a flood damage analysis....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 4475 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Taxes

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
City Conducting 2019 Online National Community Survey for Oahu Residents
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 2912 Views :: Honolulu County

...Online Survey Period: November 25, 2019 through December 31, 2019....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Former police officer pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 3682 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... retired HPD officer James Dean Kalani Goeas, 63, of Waipahu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today in federal court (but he won't lose his pension) ....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 3699 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 5078 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Police

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Monster Homes: Auditor Rips Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 6210 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage building permits and inspections...."

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 6053 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Mafia News: Hanabusa Announces Mayoral Campaign
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 4898 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...Hanabusa's political career begins in 1999 when she teamed up with Larry Mehau to protect the Broken Trustees of KSBE.  Now she wants to be mayor of Honolulu.... 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 6986 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 5080 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
An EIS We’d Like to See
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 4836 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 5429 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....

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Saturday, November 2, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 5055 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
HCDA Kakaako Park Transferred to City
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 4298 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...16 parcels, including 3 roadways and numerous other public facilities located within an approximately 41-acre, makai section of Kaka‘ako....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 4898 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...public meetings Nov 19 and Dec 2....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Blocks 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding: Caldwell Allows Bill 37 to Become Law
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 5211 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...In the period between now and when Bill 37 becomes effective, the mayor will work with interested parties to rectify the issues concerning this bill....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lawsuit: HPD Gun Registration and Licensing Procedures Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 4863 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...state laws requiring the transportation of a firearm to the police station to register it have already been ruled on by the D.C. Circuit Court and were found unconstitutional.  We expect the same to be found in this situation....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Kahuku and Waimanalo Protests show why Hawaii Needs Municipal Government
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 6354 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...Hawai'i is the ONLY state without any municipal governments below the county level....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 5834 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney's Law License Suspended
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 6544 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Gun pointed at police during shooting was registered to Ebersole's attorney....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
PLA measure is pilau
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 4974 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

... What happens when a government tries to fix a system that isn’t broken? ....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Honolulu GOP: Veto Bill 37
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:22 PM :: 4849 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...Bill 37 amounts to a sweetheart deal for big union labor and will guarantee that the county will have to spend more on future infrastructure projects....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
55 Kahuku Arrests: 'We Will Block Future Convoys'
By Video @ 1:22 PM :: 9346 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell's police will clear the way for a stupid windfarm.  This proves that the problem on Mauna Kea is Harry Kim, not David Ige....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bill 37: Why Contractors Should Compete
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:42 PM :: 4457 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...a proposed policy in Honolulu may prevent nonunion employers from bidding on government projects....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 4287 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
HECO Rolling Blackouts Possible Due to Failure of Wind, Solar
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 5493 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...The heat and high humidity are driving increased demand for air conditioning at the same time overcast skies are diminishing solar output and wind resources are minimal....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Council approves PLAs despite many concerns
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 5948 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...After a public hearing, the Council approved the bill, 7-2, It now goes to the mayor....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Caldwell Jets off to Europe for Some Climate Change Make-Believe
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 3707 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...eight U.S. Mayors joined Mike Bloomberg to release the American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Action Playbook, a strategic guide to accelerate and deepen climate action in cities....

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
If Housing Costs in Honolulu Are Bad Now…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3942 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the Honolulu City Council is considering Bill 25, which would add numerous energy conservation requirements for any residential dwelling that is new or remodeled....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mauna Kea: 591 Tickets, Six Arrests
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 3823 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...The combined total for 7-weeks stands at 4092 citations issued and 43 persons arrested for 71 offenses....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
​City completes installation of 53,000 streetlights to energy-saving LEDs
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 3939 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...Hawaii Energy presents $1.9 million rebate check....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Weigh in on Caldwell’s $772 million splurge on replacing the Blaisdell Arena
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 PM :: 2966 Views :: Honolulu County

...Did you know you can weigh in on Caldwell’s $772 million splurge on replacing the Blaisdell Arena, a war memorial? Be quick, though....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3 Titanic Floating Windfarms to Surround Oahu?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:45 PM :: 4081 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...the likelihood of all of these projects remains speculative, and the timeframes even more so given BOEM’s decision to review the entire permitting process....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
Most Traffic: Honolulu Ranks 9th
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3524 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Average commute time 29.1 minutes....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
37 Oahu TVRs Get Notice of Violation
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 5877 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...more NOVs are anticipated in the coming weeks....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Scooterville: Honolulu #1 for 'Micro-Mobility'
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 2832 Views :: Honolulu County

...INRIX: Shared Bikes and Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent of Downtown Vehicle Trips....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Planning to Create More Traffic Jams: Kalihi Complete Streets community meeting Sept. 17
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 3289 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
The Fight Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals Begins
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4162 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Some of the requirements contradict themselves....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 5103 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
DPP Can't Handle Your Permit, but Has Time for Global Warming 'Pop-ups'
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 6182 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Land Use

...The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a series of pop-up workshops to gather input on how climate change and sea level rise will affect the area between Kāhala and Pearl City, also known as the Primary Urban Center....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oahu Traffic 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 5718 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

...The average Oahu driver spends 64 hours in congestion each year....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage Differential for City & County of Honolulu Employees Ratified
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 5232 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...A supplemental agreement pilot project that provides a wage differential for City & County of Honolulu employees to make $15 an hour....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 6
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 5098 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Honolulu's New Short-Term Rental Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:01 PM :: 7408 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... read the full complaint ....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 4443 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Open Letter to Surfrider: Drop Laniakea Suit Before Child is Killed
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 5816 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Tourism

...Please do not minimize the danger of the current situation: you can easily improve it by dropping the suit....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 5620 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...Bill 37 would restrict those who can bid on all county projects worth $250,000 or more by requiring that they be willing to adhere to “community workforce agreements.”....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Honolulu CWAs a recipe for disaster
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:21 PM :: 4279 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

...Bill Would Block 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding on City Contracts.... 

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