The following has been submitted anonymously to the Honolulu Ethics Commission with copies to media organizations….
December 5, 2016
In the Star Advertiser story dated December 4, "Menor might become new City Council chairman," Mr. Menor and his team violated Hawaii's Sunshine Law by issuing a statement saying that he and Councilmembers Pine, Anderson and Manahan would introduce and support a resolution, that with the support of a fifth member, Councilmember Elefante, would give the gavel and Chairmanship to Mr. Menor.
This is exactly the same type of serial communication and clandestine lobbying around leadership organization that got the city council sued in 2005. That suit led to a 2006 ruling by Circuit Court Judge Eden Hifo that the council members' reorganization efforts were illegal.
As an attorney with a series of ethical lapses, (see his 2008 arrest and incarceration for drunk driving with his two young sons in his back seat), it is no surprise that Mr. Menor still believes himself to be above the law.
SPJ, 2006: Lawsuit and dispute over serial one-on-one meetings by the Honolulu City Council