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Friday, February 19, 2021
Sand Island Disclosure After BRAT Threatens Blangiardi with ‘Citizens Arrest’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 2245 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... The parcel is one of several not included on Blangiardi’s, June 8, 2020, Candidate Financial Disclosure form ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Friday Deadline for Neighborhood Board Candidates
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 501 Views :: Honolulu County

... Walk-In Closing: Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Laura Thielen confirmed as Director of Honolulu Parks and Recreation
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 528 Views :: Honolulu County

... oversee more than 800 regular employees and a multi-million dollar budget used to maintain and improve the facilities of 304 designated park and garden locations on nearly 5,000 acres of land ....

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Sunday, February 7, 2021
Bill 31: Former Meth-head Helps Sand Island Lobby for Property Tax Cap
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 AM :: 1503 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Taxes, COVID-19

... It is naturally hard to say no to an ex-tweeker who, at Bishop Estate, achieved the kind of things most Honolulu politicians can only dream of ....

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
DHHL: 'We Already Have Casinos'
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 897 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Gambling

"... We recognize that there has been a rise in the number of game rooms being operated on our lands ...."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
So-Called 'Kaka'ako Land Co' Loses in Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 814 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

... A trial was held in November challenging Kakaʻako Land. Co.'s (KLC) ownership of Kakaʻako private roads ....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Blangiardi appoints Roger Morton as Director of DTS
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 694 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... Morton will be tasked with leading administration and oversight for TheBus, TheHandi-Van, and the upcoming rail system, the first segment of which is projected to open in the second half of 2021 ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 825 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
2021 Neighborhood Board Elections UPDATE
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1964 Views :: Honolulu County

... Honolulu Neighborhood Board registration will be open thru February 19 ....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sinkhole Cities: Honolulu 3rd Deepest Financial Pit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 1916 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Honolulu’s financial problems stem mostly from unfunded retirement obligations that have accumulated over the years ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Money to Burn: Virtual Community Meetings Planned for New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 654 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail, Tourism

... The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) project concludes on Feb. 8 ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Mayor Blangiardi selects Sam Moku as Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 681 Views :: Honolulu County

... Previously, Moku served as the director of Honolulu’s Department of Community Services under Mayor Peter Carlisle and is also a former director of the Home Ownership Assistance Program at DHHL ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Waikīkī Shell Parking Lot to assist in American Samoa repatriation effort
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 574 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... Approximately 800 American Samoan residents are anticipated to transit through Honolulu, be tested for COVID-19, and quarantine en route to their previously shuttered island home ....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Why Wait for Government? Volunteers Repair Koko Head Tramway
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 724 Views :: Honolulu County

...the tramway track and trestle structures have been widely utilized as a hiking trail....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Online National Community Survey for O`ahu Residents
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 672 Views :: Honolulu County

... Online Survey Period: January 4, 2021 through January 31, 2021 ....

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Sunday, January 10, 2021
Say 'Uncle' -- What Connects Miske to Kealoha?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:25 PM :: 4650 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Rail

... Kealoha was selected Chief thanks in part to Michael Miske’s ‘uncle’ ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 1811 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
New Honolulu Council Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 764 Views :: Honolulu County

... the Council made no public announcement, but here it is anyway ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA: Consider Running for Your Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 697 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... This is all about OHA’s plan to develop Kakaako Makai ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
City and County of Honolulu releases inaugural Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 795 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... required step to uphold the Paris climate agreement ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
River of Life to Leave Chinatown
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 739 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Small Business, Tourism

... will relocate to Iwilei homeless services zone ... 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
COVID: Ige Approves Caldwell's 10th Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 631 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The Governor also approved the City and County of Honolulu’s request to test incoming “CISA essential workers” ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DPP seeks comments on Primary Urban Center plan ‘sneak preview’
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 577 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The “PUC DP All Policies Summary” is a complete collection of the draft goals and policies that will make up the final PUC DP .... 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Blue Christmas: 112 Homeless dead because we Couldn't FORCE them to accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1059 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Soft on Homelessness is inhumane.  The humane approach is to force them off the streets into shelter ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Report: Oahu affordable housing shortage worsened in FY 2019
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 664 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Cost of Living

... DPP has released its Annual Report on the status of land use on O‘ahu for fiscal year ending 2019 ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Aloha Stadium Draft EIS Released
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 871 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development

...The DEIS has been posted online and public comments are encouraged....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Caldwell signs key climate bills and releases 2020 City Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 813 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."Biden has stated he’s going to focus on economic recovery and climate change, and these bills ensure we’re ready to partner on day one”....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
City sends 2021 real property notice of assessments
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 823 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Property owners who wish to dispute their real property assessment may file an appeal during the period of December 15, to January 15, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
City finally releases P3 bid numbers
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 826 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

... The proposal documents for the P3 procurement will soon be available for review ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Furloughs? DTS to Blow $500M on 500 electric buses
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1270 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...the cost-per-mile for the bus in terms of electricity needed to charge its battery will be similar to that of the diesel-powered buses currently in use....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Honolulu PD ‘Top 10 Earners’ List Revealed–Did Corporal make $341K?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 5731 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

...in 2017 five of the top ten earners worked directly under Ballard at Central Receiving....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
Keeping Traffic Jammed: King Street Bus Lane Opens--One Block South of Hotel Street Busway
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 732 Views :: Honolulu County

...this is the laterst in an ideological plan to force the little people out of their cars....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
VIDEO: Chief Ballard Responds to Anonymous Letter
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1333 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, COVID-19

"...The failed COVID 19 Operational Plan directly promoted abuse by officers...."

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Auditor: Prosecutor's Office Did Nothing to Learn from Kealoha Scandal
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 1062 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...management did not initiate a review or evaluation of its policies and procedures that allowed one of its higher-ranking deputy prosecutors to use the office for criminal activity....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Take the Honolulu PD Community Survey
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 812 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... The Honolulu Police Department invites the public to take the department’s annual community survey ....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Audit: City Loses $450K per Year Subsidizing Bikeshare
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 953 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... The city did not share in the $5.3 million in revenues collected by the Bikeshare program between FY2017 and FY2019 ....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Auditor: HPD Does not Learn from Misconduct
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 945 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... Changes are only made reactively to incidents.  Key information from its corrective systems is not aggregated and reported to department management for its review to make responsive proactive changes that could result in prevention of misconduct or reduction of complaints ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
In “Staggering” Conspiracy, Former Police Chief, Prosecutor, and Police Officers Sentenced for Framing an Innocent Man with a Crime
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 2230 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...The sentences mark the end of one of the largest public corruption cases in Hawaii history....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ballard: 'Multiple Investigations' into HPD COVID OT Abuse
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 821 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, COVID-19

... we have opened multiple investigations, and those who violated laws or administrative policies will be disciplined appropriately ....

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Drive-Thru City Lights -- Opens December 9
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 819 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The annual Honolulu City Lights will look different this year ....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
City Claims CARES Act Spending on Track
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 786 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... $54M uncommitted, and $173M unspent ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 3396 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Obama

...Environmental laws are for the little people, not the environmentalists....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
47% of Hawaii adults live with roommates
By News Release @ 11:39 AM :: 837 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...in Urban Honolulu it is 48.1% ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Caldwell meets Blangiardi to discuss transition
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 549 Views :: Honolulu County

... Topics discussed in the meetings include the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the plan to expend remaining CARES funds before December 31. Also discussed was the plan to fill political appointee positions ....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Blaisdell Audit: Only 7% of Ticket Sales Open to General Public
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1192 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

...Insider holds and presales reduce the number of tickets available to the general public and restrict accessibility for local residents....

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
A Ham-Fisted Way of Getting Folks Back to Work
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1078 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Tourism

... The proposal is called Bill 80 ....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Complaint: Manahan uses Council Email to Campaign for Amemiya and Cordero
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 1334 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Complaints have been filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission and the Honolulu Ethics Commission....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2035 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Rail and Bill 80 two peas in a pod
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:43 PM :: 1034 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail, Tourism

...Two examples of the old way of thinking, both in Honolulu....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Measuring Climate Intentions, Not Results
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 AM :: 811 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...It doesn’t matter whether those restrictions actually do anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; all that matters is that they be as restrictive as possible....

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