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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Virtual Town hall for small businesses not allowed to reopen
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:18 PM :: 721 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

...Closed local businesses feel discriminated against, seek to clear up misunderstanding....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Bill 59: Amend Community Garden Program
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:50 PM :: 751 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

...“While the mayor has ordered these gardens closed for nearly a month, we need to make sure that when they reopen, more people can have access to garden plots, with increased awareness, easier access and clearer guidelines that minimize red tape. The program needs to be expanded,” Pine said....

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Pine urges direct federal oversight of rail’s P3 contract awards
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:52 PM :: 1026 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Pine is urging the Federal Transit Administration to conduct in-person oversight of rail project awards of so-called public-private-partnership, or P3 contracts....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Kym Pine: ANTIFA Agitator Photos not Credible
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:09 PM :: 1603 Views :: First Amendment, Police

...Pine today addressed rumors that professional agitators have arrived in the islands to stir up trouble at peaceful protests being staged to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement....

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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Salons are united and ready to open with modifications
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 PM :: 1365 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

...Leading salon industry panelists demonstrated today in a live online forum hosted by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, that they are ready to open for business.... 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Pine: Cut Blaisdell to Fund Medical Care
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:27 PM :: 755 Views :: Honolulu County

“...I replaced CIP funding for renovations and improvements to the Blaisdell Center and Ala Moana Park with funding for rapid housing, mobile hygiene centers, addiction rehabilitation facilities, mental health treatment facilities and quarantine and medical triage facilities...."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Pine: Risk of Corona Virus Recession Means Hold off 'Nice-to-Have' Projects Like Blaisdell
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:11 AM :: 1093 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...“We should hold off on ‘nice-to-have’ projects like construction at Blaisdell Center and focus on fiscal prudence,” said Pine....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 1339 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Kym Pine Leads 2020 Mayoral Race in Fundraising
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:04 PM :: 1514 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...only Pine, Amemiya, and Hanabusa report substantial fundraising...

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Audit: DPP Deficiencies Hamper Service
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:44 PM :: 1374 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

"...DPP should convert from its inefficient plan-review operation to an inspection-driven model...."

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Pine: High Profile Ousters Cast Shadow on Government Transparency
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:41 PM :: 2043 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...This week, the Honolulu Police Commission ousted vocal Kealoha critic, Loretta Sheehan, from her Chair position. Additionally, it was reported that the Federal Public Defender for 24 years, Peter Wolff, who originally exposed the crimes of former City Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, will also be ousted from his job....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pine: Gill Family Windfarm Proceeding Against Community Opposition
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:08 PM :: 3423 Views :: Energy, Environment

...After a fierce Neighborhood Board meeting in April where the Board and many in the community opposed the project for its perceived insensitivity to the area, many including myself were under the belief that this project would not proceed until those concerns were addressed....

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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 :: 5393 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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Monday, March 19, 2018
Council Coup: Ernie Martin Chair Again
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:38 PM :: 2089 Views

...we are concerned about the handling of Rail and the Mayor’s proposed budget....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:55 AM :: 3522 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

leaders are making serious decisions on changing the rail route without publicly analyzing facts or figures on how the change will affect the ridership numbers....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:54 AM :: 2980 Views :: Honolulu County

The article is inaccurate and implies that the Makaha Realignment project is dead.  This is absolutely false....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:43 PM :: 3619 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Bill 62, Bill 63 and Resolution 15-206 are part of a master planned lagoon concept in Ewa....

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Friday, October 30, 2015
Bill 72: Property Tax Break for Honolulu Home Businesses
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:52 AM :: 4231 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Taxes

...homeowners of flex units face the challenge of having their entire property classified as 'Commercial', which equates to approximately 254% more in taxes....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Pine: Homeless Solutions for Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:45 PM :: 4340 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...almost a quarter of Oahu's unsheltered homeless are the Leeward district....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Affordable Housing and Car Sharing on Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:02 AM :: 3023 Views :: Honolulu County

...in the Villages of Kapolei, the road approvals have not been processed in more than 10 years - since they were first built....

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Leeward Coast Third in Homelessness
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:31 PM :: 3471 Views :: Homelessness

...at the Wai'anae Boat Harbor, outreach workers are trying to help transition to supportive housing....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Community Work Day to Clean Up West Oahu Parks
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 2951 Views :: Honolulu County

If you or your organization would like to become a park adoption partner on the Leeward Coast, please call....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:42 AM :: 3689 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

These bills are a first step toward empowering our communities to fight back against illegal dumping....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:20 PM :: 3898 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....

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Friday, September 5, 2014
Honolulu Grants-in-Aid Workshops Set
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:58 AM :: 3477 Views :: Honolulu County

City grants are very competitive and the City’s Department of Community Services (DCS) strongly recommends that interested non-profits attend a grant workshop....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Do you Support Regulating Plate Lunch Containers?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:05 PM :: 3723 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Two important bills the Council is reviewing may affect these items....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 4456 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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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:00 AM :: 3048 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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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 :: 3136 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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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 PM :: 4583 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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Friday, March 7, 2014
Pine: 50,000 Solar Panels for Kahe Point?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:00 AM :: 4533 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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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
City Ambulance Contractor Turns Down 30-40% of Calls in Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:15 PM :: 3900 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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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Public Utility Commission Issues Violation to SER Trucking for Sludge Spill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:22 PM :: 4008 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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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu: Window Open for Grants in Aid Proposals
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:02 AM :: 2794 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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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Honolulu Council Update: Water Bills, Data, HSAC, and Helmets
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:35 AM :: 3342 Views :: Honolulu County

Last week the City Council hosted a public hearing on legislative proposals. Legislation that was discussed includes....

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Monday, November 18, 2013
Haseko Proposes Resort Zoning for Ewa Beach Development
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:41 PM :: 4294 Views :: Development

Submit comments by November 23....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Res 13-216: Stop Unfair Water Billing
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:23 PM :: 3854 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) unfair billing practices  forced thousands of O‘ahu residents to subsidize the errors caused by BWS' own faulty billing system....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Water bill problems affected 130,000
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:43 PM :: 5619 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living
...of the nearly 130,000 customers who received an estimated bill, 79 percent received an underestimated bill ....
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Retiree Hit With $7000 'Recalculated' Water Bill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:47 AM :: 4219 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

His monthly bill is normally around $200....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Installing a Solar PV System? Check with HECO first
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:50 PM :: 4418 Views :: Energy

On September 6, 2013, HECO announced a change to  its rules for connecting new PV systems to the electricity grid....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Pine: "Eliminate the Board of Water Supply's retroactive billing policy"
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:47 PM :: 4130 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

On Wednesday, I introduced a Charter Amendment to eliminate the Board of Water Supply's retroactive billing policy....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kym Pine: Progress Against Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:44 PM :: 4070 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The issue first came to light last month when constituents contacted my office, and on August 19th we brought the issue to the Administration....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Reports Raise Question of Waianae Sludge Permit Violation
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:42 PM :: 3489 Views :: Environment

The Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association, the permittee of a dredging project, may face questions from the Army and Department of Land and Natural Resources....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Councilmember Pine Demands Investigation of Illegal Dumping on Ag Land
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:27 PM :: 6451 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Robert Clark, president of the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association referred to Waianae residents’ concerns as “total ignorance” ....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Board of Water Supply Charter Amendment on Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:21 PM :: 4098 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

Resolution 13-177 initiates a proposed Charter Amendment....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Council Res 13-158: Backup Ambulance Services for West Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:28 PM :: 3481 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety and Economic Development Committee hearing at Honolulu Hale, July 16th at 9:00 a.m....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
Deadline to apply for City grants next week
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:05 AM :: 2828 Views :: Honolulu County

the City will be awarding non profit Grants in Aid, totaling about $5.5 million for this upcoming fiscal year....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
Gun Permitting Among Bills on Honolulu Council Agenda
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:07 PM :: 4076 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment
Resolution 13-74, CD1 (2013) – Requesting the Honolulu Police Department to provide for firearm permitting and registration at the Kapolei and Kaneohe Police Stations....
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kym Pine Backs Four Key West Oahu Transportation Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 11:43 PM :: 2992 Views :: Honolulu County

...transportation initiatives on the horizon that promise to reshape our travel time commute in the years to come....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bills 11 & 12: Pine Appeals for Leeward, Ewa Projects
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 8:42 AM :: 2811 Views :: Honolulu County

... include three important projects that I am fighting to secure ....

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