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Sunday, January 05, 2014
HART Audit Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
By Tom Berg @ 1:23 AM :: 3228 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...HART came into existence in July, 2012...detailed records related to HART’s predecessor were not readily available during our audit....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UPDATE: Audit of HART Propaganda Machine to be Released in December
By Tom Berg @ 4:10 PM :: 3301 Views :: Rail
The Council was told the audit would take less than a year to bring forth findings--so where is it?
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
OR&L, Doors Star in New Anti-Rail Video
By Tom Berg @ 3:18 PM :: 1927 Views :: Rail

the day rail is operative your sewers, water, bus, roads, and parks get bled dry ....

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
House Judiciary Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
By Tom Berg @ 1:53 PM :: 2710 Views :: Drugs
SB472 SD1 HD1 was recommitted back to the Hawaii State House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee today by a unanimous vote....
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tom Berg: Farewell to Honolulu Hale
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 4247 Views :: Honolulu County

I will be filing additional resolutions today before my term officially ends on January 2nd, at noon....

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rail: Honolulu Pays $5.5B, Orlando Gets Train for Free
By Tom Berg @ 2:38 PM :: 3906 Views :: Rail

No taxpayer money will be used for construction, operation or maintenance....

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Monday, December 03, 2012
Rail: The Final Vote
By Tom Berg @ 9:08 PM :: 2876 Views :: Rail

Full Council Hearing This Wednesday Dec. 5th Includes Rail: The Final Vote....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Honolulu Council Rail Vote Thursday
By Tom Berg @ 5:06 PM :: 3234 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the Honolulu City Council will be voting this Thursday to accept or not the federal grant allotment for the rail system....

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dr. Panos Prevedouros Honored by Honolulu City Council
By Tom Berg @ 9:16 PM :: 3148 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Every improvement to the H-1 freeway done between 2000 and 2012 has been analyzed and justified by Dr. Prevedouros, including the upcoming PM Zipper lane and the lane addition at the Middle Street merge....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Honolulu Council Calls for Investigation of Election
By Tom Berg @ 8:46 PM :: 4144 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu City Council passed Resolution 12-305 unanimously requesting an investigation be conducted on last week’s elections

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Berg: Bus Cuts May be Civil Rights Violation
By Tom Berg @ 10:24 PM :: 3656 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

City Reduction In Bus Service For Rail Could Be Federal Violation According To US Dept of Transportation Policy....

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Friday, October 05, 2012
Letter: 39 Legislators Demanded Rail EIS Rush-Job
By Tom Berg @ 4:39 PM :: 4592 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The rail project gets sloppier by the day. The "pushers" of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) are to blame for this mess....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Council Honors Rail Iwi Plaintiff Paulette Kaleikini
By Tom Berg @ 11:12 PM :: 3770 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

We are so proud of Paulette Kaleikini - the woman from Nanakuli who with class, precision, and patience, brought some justice to this runaway train gone bad....

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Monday, October 01, 2012
Medal of Honor Ceremony at MCAS Ewa Field
By Tom Berg @ 11:58 PM :: 3059 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The ceremony honoring our Medal of Honor recipients will be held Tuesday, October 2 at former MCAS Ewa Field beginning at 9:00AM and will last approximately thirty minutes....

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Saturday, September 22, 2012
Ewa Planning Commission Rejects Movie Studio and Hotel for Kalaeloa
By Tom Berg @ 1:52 AM :: 3202 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...one of the proposed amendments would specifically allow a major film production studio in an industrial zoned area near Campbell Industrial Park, as proposed under resolution 08-93.  The Planning Commission recommends denial....

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Did Honolulu Council Ban All Commercial Activity in All Parks?
By Tom Berg @ 2:48 AM :: 2957 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Thursday, September 20 - TOMORROW - from 5-7 p.m. - Waianae District Park (Ewa Beach to Keaau)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
DHHL to Build Houses for Non-Hawaiians?
By Tom Berg @ 2:13 AM :: 3944 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As it stands, Native Hawaiian communal lands, property, is going to be open for residency/occupancy to non-native Hawaiians and this must be addressed....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Berg: How Much Do Bus Cuts Cost?
By Tom Berg @ 2:32 AM :: 3238 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

So the question becomes, how much does that cost and is there really a savings?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Berg to Carlisle: Reopen Budget to Restore Bus Service
By Tom Berg @ 10:29 PM :: 2970 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

To open the Budget Bill would allow for the infusion of necessary funds to restore bus service to our bus-riding constituents island wide who are suffering needlessly....

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Unanimous Council Votes Resolutions Calling for Bus Service Restoration
By Tom Berg @ 12:37 AM :: 3374 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 Both resolutions will be heard in the City Council today, Wednesday....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"Mad As Berg And Not Going To Take It Anymore"
By Tom Berg @ 3:44 PM :: 3510 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

In what most people now view as a setup, the next thing that happened was a committee staffer called the police to "control Berg" ....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Resolutions to Restore Bus Cuts Pass Council Committee Unanimously
By Tom Berg @ 10:34 PM :: 3360 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Resolution 12-173, introduced by Councilman Tom Berg and Chair Ernie Martin urges the Mayor to find funding in the City budget to restore bus service cuts to numerous rural routes....

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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Restoring City Bus Service: Hearing This Wednesday
By Tom Berg @ 3:41 PM :: 3217 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

12-177 was introduced to restore city bus service without raising fares....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
VIDEO: Berg Grills Grabauskas
By Tom Berg @ 1:55 AM :: 3874 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Just released- mainstream media is afraid to cover this - they get their money from pro-rail sponsors . . . too damaging for TV stations to reveal . . . enjoy!

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Berg: Restore Cancelled Bus Service
By Tom Berg @ 6:42 PM :: 3708 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Resolution 12-173 to request Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle reverse the course that cut but routes and refrain from further cuts being implemented....

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Berg: Bus Cuts Could be Restored by Eliminating Rail Propaganda
By Tom Berg @ 8:37 PM :: 3678 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...we need to come up with $3 million. If we merely stop the rail propaganda efforts costing us over $4 million a year in staff salaries alone to specifically pitch rail, we could do it!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Berg Resolution Seeks End to Funding of 'Rail Propaganda'
By Tom Berg @ 11:02 PM :: 3788 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Berg introduced Resolution 12-160 to put a stop to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's frivolous expenditures that continue to promote rail....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Planning Commission Set to Decide on 15-year Extension for Waimanalo Gulch Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 6:29 PM :: 3680 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... the Planning Commission will render a decision on May 25, at 9:00 a.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium to either approve or deny the 15-year extension ....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Selection Committee Proposes Kailua Site for New Oahu Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 9:36 PM :: 3751 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...The Ameron Quarry in Kailua was chosen as the best site to house the next landfill. The next step is for the Mayor to agree . . . for he does have the power to not agree and pick another site....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
VIDEO: Mounds of Trash Left by Homeless at Keaau Beach Park
By Tom Berg @ 3:25 PM :: 3666 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Video: Pro-Rail Thugs Plan Disruption of Meeting
By Tom Berg @ 3:56 PM :: 5996 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Go-Rail-Go exhibited by their behavior at the rail town hall meetings was to not stay civil, but rather to just go into the meeting and give those respectable men that were here to help us and educate us- to just go and give them a hard time. See it here for yourself....

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Thursday, March 01, 2012
Berg: Anti-Rail Meeting Hits a Nerve
By Tom Berg @ 7:24 PM :: 4938 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Stay tuned for some youtubes from the meeting that clearly had some pro-railers, the one's out to make a buck off this project that does not provide traffic relief ....

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Thursday, January 05, 2012
Berg Proposes Measures to Remove Uninsured Motorists
By Tom Berg @ 11:43 PM :: 4880 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

" ... urges the legislature to pass legislation requiring motor vehicle insurance carriers to provide information to the counties for development of a system to easily identify uninsured drivers and motor vehicles .... "

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
By Tom Berg @ 5:50 PM :: 3756 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

As your current City Councilman, I thrive 24/7 on serving our district and have no other interests, no other ventures, no other business at hand but to be dedicated, reliable, and available to you....

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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Berg Wins Backing for New Waianae Access Road Study
By Tom Berg @ 2:47 PM :: 3820 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Yesterday we were a great team. We showed the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Committee how important it was to secure the $1 million in funding for a new study to advance a secondary access road to serve the Waianae Coast.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Carlisle Rejects Leeward Coast Flooding Taskforce
By Tom Berg @ 9:05 PM :: 2861 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

After RESOLUTION 11-203 CD1 FD1 passed the City Council unanimously on November 2, our Mayor has sought to deny the formation of the task force to address flooding for our district....

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Friday, December 02, 2011
Mission Memorial Auditorium Site of Rail Showdown December 6
By Tom Berg @ 2:58 PM :: 5964 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MISSION MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
6:00-8:30 P.M.
DECEMBER 6, 2011

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Friday, September 23, 2011
Tom Berg calls for Massive GE Tax Increase
By Tom Berg @ 3:30 AM :: 4476 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...authorize the City and County of Honolulu to impose a general excise tax surcharge — much like the one already in effect to fund the rail project — for highway and bikeway construction....

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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Honolulu Council to Consider Public Firing Range for Kalaeloa
By Tom Berg @ 11:56 PM :: 3923 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Weekends at the Koko Head Shooting Complex (KHSC) are packed, and it is not unusual for people to be waiting for tables throughout the day....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Berg Fighting to Terminate Ansaldo
By Tom Berg @ 9:26 PM :: 3873 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Ansaldo, was awarded $1.4 billion to build the rail cars in California. A losing bidder, Bombardier, can build the rail cars here creating JOBS on Oahu and do it for $250 million less than Ansaldo.

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Saturday, September 03, 2011
Berg: Council to hear testimony on Waianae Sustainability Communities Plan
By Tom Berg @ 8:51 PM :: 3736 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...to be held in Nanakuli at the Nanaikapono Elementary School from 6 pm to 9 pm on September 8, 2011....

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Saturday, August 20, 2011
Berg: Ansaldo will Cost Taxpayers $250M on Maintenance
By Tom Berg @ 5:01 PM :: 3940 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

One losing bidder in the procurement process advocated building the rail cars here- creating 150 local jobs on Oahu instead of in California. The losing bidder could also build and maintain the rail cars for $250 million less than what Ansaldo proposed. 

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Monday, August 08, 2011
Berg: Showdown on Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 4:52 PM :: 3784 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...I have requested the deadline period for submitting comments be extended from August 13, to September 30 of this year....

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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Berg: Time is now to stop Waimanalo Gulch Extension
By Tom Berg @ 9:27 AM :: 3754 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is destined to plague our district for another decade or more unless we act to stop it.  General comments are being accepted up to August 13.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Berg: Sludge Digester sacrificed to fund Rail
By Tom Berg @ 9:46 PM :: 4072 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“The Mayor is facing a turning point in his term, either he can direct resources to resolve flooding, drainage, water, sewer, and road repairs and embark upon upgrades to various treatment plants and recycling efforts, or continue to divert taxpayers’ money to fund a heavy-rail system riddled with graft on all fronts."

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Berg: Restore Funding for Sand Island Wastewater Treatment
By Tom Berg @ 10:56 PM :: 4621 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Friday, July 08, 2011
Berg: Makaha Town Meeting July 12
By Tom Berg @ 11:35 PM :: 4803 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Berg: $1.4B Rail Contract upheld by City
By Tom Berg @ 1:24 PM :: 5121 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I have introduced resolution 11-109 to start the bidding process over again that could result in saving the taxpayers $250 million and put 150 residents here on Oahu to work building the rail cars.

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Friday, June 24, 2011
VIDEO: Homeless Tent City at Keaau Beach Park
By Tom Berg @ 3:33 PM :: 6037 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

We were doing a cleanup of Kea`au Beach Park along the Waianae coastline when past Councilman John DeSoto of this area gave a tour of what you see in the video....

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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Cash Flow Problem: Honolulu Council to borrow $100M for Rail
By Tom Berg @ 9:17 PM :: 4440 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Substantial discussions took place at the marathon June 3rd Council meeting concerning the borrowing of more than a hundred million dollars (Bill 40) for the rail system due to offset cash flow problems with the rail project and sagging tax revenues. 

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