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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Al Hee Sues Water Board Because Rail Project Not Rerouted to Protect His Tax Scam
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 AM :: 6309 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...At the top of his list of complaints: Things just aren't like they were back in the Inouye days....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
DLNR Publishes Dam Evacuation Maps
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 3642 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...The newly updated Dam Inventory Management System is now available online with access to dam evacuation zone maps....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 5142 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Republican Party Calls for Kaneshiro Resignation
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:18 PM :: 6509 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...this situation involving Kaneshiro, Sapolu and Futa could potentially lead to countless criminal cases being dismissed or overturned, with dangerous and/or violent criminals being set free to roam our streets....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
‘Gold star’ marked duplicate driver licenses now available online
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 16100 Views :: Honolulu County

...Residents who do not have the federal REAL ID-compliant “gold star” marking on their current driver license can apply online....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
City, Hawai'i Gas open renewable wastewater biogas facility
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 4465 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in ‘Ewa Beach....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 5655 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Shall City and County of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith M. Kaneshiro be impeached and removed from his position for malfeasance, misfeasance or non-feasance in office?....

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Monday, December 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 3282 Views :: Honolulu County

... to volunteer contact your local neighborhood board ....

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Honolulu Ethics: Legal to Campaign on County Time?
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 3470 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...a concern was filed with the Ethics Commission alleging that the Department Head’s intranet video message was a misuse of city resources for political purposes....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 5633 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 4087 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...This pilot project involves two uniformed guards regularly patrolling the above mentioned parks, using a marked vehicle as their transport. These guards do not have citation powers, but are trained to mitigate confrontational situations and coordinate with the Honolulu Police Department should further enforcement be necessary....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 4236 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Unlike Limebike, Ride Sharee hired local insider Alex Wong.  That makes all the difference.  It is amusing to watch them try to explain why Ride Sharee bikes are OK and Limebikes are not....

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Friday, November 9, 2018
Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3760 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City and County of Honolulu, the largest housing authority in Hawai‘i that administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, has once again been designated as a “High Performer” by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 6605 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
More Traffic Jams -- Oahu Bike Plan update to be announced at public meeting
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2683 Views :: Honolulu County

..the plan is to exploit cyclists as part of a social engineering project designed to make driving more inconvenient....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 4905 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Rail: Bill 42 Breaks a Promise
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 4824 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Bill 42 break the promise made by the full City Council in 2006 that city funds or bonds would not be used to fund the rail....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Honolulu Development Plan Forum Set for Weds Nov 7
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 3838 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...the day after Election Day, maybe nobody will notice....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​‘P3′ for rail a budgetary ruse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 PM :: 5384 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...to duck budgetary limits in the short run and spread their higher costs over the long run....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 7544 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Shore water event application deadline extended for non-North Shore surf events
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 3386 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Short term extension valid for events scheduled between October 22, 2018 and February 28, 2019....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​‘Kalikimaka Kritters’ picked as theme for 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 5509 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...The public is invited to prepare submissions for the contest, which is held as part of the traditional Honolulu City Lights celebration....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 4188 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 4482 Views :: Honolulu County

...GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19. Last year more than $7.6 million in GIA were awarded....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 4616 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 3183 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Caldwell Appoints Chief for Troubled Joint Traffic Management Center
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 4218 Views :: Honolulu County

... Caldwell announces Melvin Kaku as head of JTMC transition; Hirokazu Toiya named DEM Acting Director ....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
City Issues 467 ADU Permits--New Sewer Boosts Kaneohe ADU Capacity
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 2922 Views :: Honolulu County

...Department of Planning and Permitting has sent 132 letters to Kane‘ohe homeowners whose pre-check forms were denied because of sewer capacity, informing them to resubmit these forms....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Honolulu Make-A-Difference Month cleanups start this weekend
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2854 Views :: Honolulu County

...The Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Facility Maintenance is happy to announce a series of community outreach events as part of Make-A-Difference Month....

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 5200 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BWS to Subsidize Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 5904 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The Board of Water Supply will have the ability to waive the water systems facilities charges and new meter cost for qualified on-site affordable and homeless dwelling units, up to 500 dwelling units per year....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Climate Action Plan: Preconceived Outcome Set for Public Meetings
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5637 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...During the meetings participants will engage in a “game” that sparks discussion about the best way to transition O‘ahu to a clean energy future and meet stated goals under the Paris climate agreement....

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Historic Homes--$2M Tax Exemption Gift to 342 Households
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3584 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...the City is giving the exemption to 342 homes and forgoing taxation on $600 million in property value, translating to a revenue loss exceeding $2 million....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Council Passes Bill 53--Calls for Demolition of Affordable Housing 'Monsters'
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:43 PM :: 7253 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Finally politicians are doing something about affordable housing--they're demolishing it....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Evacuate? 'High Risk' Nuuanu Reservoir--What is Caldwell Administration Hiding?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 AM :: 5337 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...In Hawaii 124 of the state’s 133 dams are deemed ‘at High Hazard Potential’ by the National Inventory of Dams....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tactical Urbanism: Caldwell Schemes to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Traffic Before Public Can Find Out
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 4806 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...a free public lecture on Tactical Urbanism on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SALT Kaka‘ako (the Barn, 691 Auahi Street)....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Downtown Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 3976 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the YWCA Laniakea at 1040 Richards St....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 7
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 5114 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery. The lottery drawing will take place on Friday, September 21....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Hawaii 4th-Worst Rural Roads in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 AM :: 3110 Views :: Honolulu County

...Honolulu drivers have to pay roughly $745 a year in car maintenance costs as a result of damaged roads....

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Uber Caldwell: Level the Playing Field for Everybody Except HandiVan
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 4328 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...In the midst of all the Uber/Lyft hysteria, Caldwell conveniently leaves the UPW job trust Handi-Van Service out of the equation.... 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Economist: Honolulu most liveable city in America
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 3571 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...#2 is Pittsburgh....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 4652 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 :: 5562 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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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4167 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 6, 2018
2018 HPD Community Survey
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 3912 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 1, 2018
City Targets Farmers Markets for Primary Urban Center Development Plan Outreach
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 2527 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 :: 5088 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 :: 4042 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 :: 5243 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 :: 3899 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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