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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
51,700 LED Streetlights to be Financed by 'Public-Private Partnership'
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 5344 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The city is preparing a request for proposal to form a public-private-partnership that will replace all 51,700 city streetlights with LEDs....

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
City Ethics: Hire Spouse, Throw in Cellphone, Overtime
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 5086 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...nepotism and preferential treatment that could have been mitigated if the Department had implemented the Commission’s instructions from a prior investigation of the same situation....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 94673 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Supreme Court Briefs in Bridge Aina Lea: Takings, Reclassification, and Orders to Show Cause
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 6175 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Here are the merits briefs in an important case set for argument later this month in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ethics: City Employee Processes Dozens of Permits for His Own Contracting Company
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 5342 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

2012: Commission staff received a complaint that Employee was using city work time to stand in line to process residential building permit applications....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 5569 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Aiea: More Condos, Fewer Traffic Lanes, and Toxic Waste
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 7968 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail

...1,500 residential units in five towers will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CitiBike? No, SillyBike
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 PM :: 5998 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

"CitiBike has put out 6,000 bikes at 325 locations at a cost of $6,833 per bike."

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 6086 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Public Works and Sustainability held a hearing yesterday to discuss a proposal to expand the existing ban to include biodegradable bags....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Honolulu Ethics: 100 Building Permits, Free Golf, Prizes for 40 City Employees
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 5737 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Since 2008, Employee had reviewed and approved at least 100 building permit applications that had been routed through the Department by [Business]....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
After 9 Years, City Reopens Section 8 Waiting List for 6 Days
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 5453 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Online applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2014....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Charity controlled by Hawaii House leader gets $100,000 to maintain cemetery
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 5407 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla, D-Ewa, controls a nonprofit that got a $100,000 grant from the Legislature, even though it was out of compliance with the Internal Revenue Service....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Legislative debate, prostitution arrests put Honolulu police in spotlight
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:24 PM :: 5489 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Under Hawaii law, police don’t need to have physical contact with prostitutes to make an arrest, though they must prove someone is willing to exchange sex for money....

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Waste Management of Hawaii, others indicted for 2011 ocean contamination
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:42 PM :: 5367 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... 7.5 million gallons of contaminated water, toxic soil, trash, fecal matter and human medical waste poured into west Oahu’s ocean waters on Jan. 13, 2011 ....

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Waimanalo Gulch Flooding: Federal Indictments Handed Down
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 5705 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

A federal grand jury in Honolulu returned a 13-count indictment today charging Waste Management of Hawaii Inc....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:00 AM :: 4218 Views :: Honolulu County

This week the Honolulu City Council held its monthly meeting....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 6057 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3461 Views :: Honolulu County

126 lane miles repaved through the first quarter of 2014....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 3156 Views :: Honolulu County

Caldwell and his Cabinet will visit Mililani, Waikîkî, Waimânalo, Ewa, and Nânâkuli....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:30 AM :: 4313 Views :: Honolulu County

According to Bills 35, 36, and 37, violators of the City’s grading and stockpiling ordinances, which regulate illegal dumping, will see a 500% increase in maximum civil fines....

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4006 Views :: Honolulu County

The city auditor is seeking an auditor for the Office of the City Auditor.  Duties and qualifications are noted as follows....

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 6226 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Environment America (who?) released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 PM :: 6526 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Environment

Bills 35, 36, and 37 were drafted in response to the rampant and illegal stockpiling and grading occurring throughout Leeward communities....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 6335 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Residents identified homeless and/or homelessness as a priority for the City to address....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Full Text: Honolulu Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 4002 Views :: Honolulu County

The Office of the City Auditor is pleased to present its fourth annual Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report for the City and County of Honolulu....

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Caldwell Refuses to Veto Food Truck Bill, Signs Bill Hiking Special Use Permit Fees
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 4762 Views :: Honolulu County

“Numerous food truck owners have written to say that if this bill were to become law, they would not be able to operate within the capital special district."

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Pine: 50,000 Solar Panels for Kahe Point?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:00 AM :: 6038 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The construction of a 50,000 panel solar farm at the entrance of the Wai‘anae Coast at Kahe Point is being proposed....

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Caldwell Brings in Outside Planners to Redevelop Blaisdell Center
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 4693 Views :: Honolulu County

The week will culminate with a public presentation of the panel’s findings and recommendations on March 7, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Mission Memorial Auditorium....

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
UHERO: Climate Change Behind Push for Water Conservation
By UHERO @ 11:20 PM :: 6643 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Agriculture

Drawdown of existing groundwater stocks is likely still decades away....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Full Text: State of the City Address
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 4590 Views :: Honolulu County
"I would have dreamed bigger."
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Honolulu Ethics Commission Calls for Audit of Water Board
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 8580 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...topics include procurement training for BWS staff, prevention of disclosure of confidential information and the management of multiple change orders increasing the work and value of the contract....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Honolulu: Highest Taxes in USA for Low Income Residents, 9th Lowest for High Income Residents
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 6287 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes
Taxes for family earning $25,000: $4,232 (the highest)
Taxes for family earning $150,000: $11,840 (9th lowest)
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Caldwell's Latest Scheme: Garbage Tax
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 6512 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

Caldwell's Garbage Tax Would Hit Nonprofits, Small Business Hard....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
City Blames ORI for Failed HUD Negotiations
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 3752 Views :: Honolulu County
HUD has also worked with the City in proposing alternative solutions to ORIAH, including subdividing the Aloha Gardens Project....
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Friday, February 7, 2014
Natalie Iwasa Makes City Council Run Official
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 5644 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Iwasa said her top priorities for both her district and Honolulu County as a whole are budget, transparency and accountability, and land use and infrastructure....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Caldwell announces new economic development team
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4613 Views :: Honolulu County

Caldwell today announced the appointment of Linda Chu Takayama to lead the Office of Economic Development as Executive Director....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Drop in Median Income Affects Affordable Housing Limits
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 6630 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

HUD determined that the city’s median income for a household of four is $82,600, down from $86,300 last year....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
City Auditor: HART, BWS, Non-Profits and More on Tap for 2014
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3931 Views :: Honolulu County

During this quarter, the status of the Office of the City Auditor projects is as follows....

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Honolulu Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative sale terminated
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 3899 Views :: Honolulu County

...the administration filed a proposed ordinance seeking approval for a new Request for Proposals....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hawaii Pedestrian Plan Wins National Recognition
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 4525 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...the first in the nation to have a statewide, pedestrian-only focus....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 7041 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
City: Bridge Financing Can Save Housing Deal
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 3595 Views :: Honolulu County

On Monday, Jan. 6, the Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC (HAHP) met the city’s deadline to respond regarding its good faith commitment....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Cho Tet--Vietnamese New Year Fest
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 4579 Views :: Honolulu County
  • When:  Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:00 am -4:00 pm
  • Where:  Kapiolani Bandstand, 2748 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
City Ambulance Contractor Turns Down 30-40% of Calls in Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:15 PM :: 5280 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

"Turning down 30-40% of requested calls puts our residents at a greater risk of death or prolonged injury and is unacceptable,” said Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine

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Friday, December 6, 2013
2013 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 6237 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

Opening night shimmers with “Santa’s Underwater Adventure” for the 29th annual event....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Public Utility Commission Issues Violation to SER Trucking for Sludge Spill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:22 PM :: 5560 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

In a State Public Utility Commission (PUC) hearing this morning, Commissioners issued an order confirming a motor carrier violation for SER Trucking connected with the August 31st sludge spill on the H-1....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Non-Profits: Grants in Aid Deadline December 19
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 3945 Views :: Honolulu County

Applicants must attend one of the following information sessions....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Honolulu welcomes new Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Happy
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 5103 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

For the first time since October of 2009, the City & County of Honolulu has a Chief Medical Examiner on the job....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
HUD Counts 6,335 Homeless in Hawaii--1,180 Chronic
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 4580 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 1,465 homeless unwilling to accept shelter in Honolulu ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu: Window Open for Grants in Aid Proposals
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 AM :: 3944 Views :: Honolulu County

The City issued a Request for Grant Proposals (RGP) for the Grants in Aid funds on Thursday, November 14, 2013....

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