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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:35 AM :: 3533 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Buried in a proposed amendment to the bill for HART’s capital improvement budget (Bill 22, CD2, FD1) is the statement....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:22 AM :: 3322 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees....

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Sunday, November 6, 2016
Honolulu Charter Amendments – Blank vs. “No” Vote
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:43 AM :: 3377 Views :: Honolulu County

Some people are recommending “no” votes on all 20 Honolulu charter amendments....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Guide to 20 Honolulu Charter Amendment questions
By Natalie Iwasa @ 3:53 AM :: 5947 Views :: Honolulu County

One ballot will contain 20 Honolulu Charter Amendment questions....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
Charter Amendment #4 on Rail – What’s Not in the Booklet
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:22 PM :: 3311 Views :: Rail

Voters should have received the 2016 Charter Amendments booklet this week....

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Prepares 27 Amendments for Ballot
By Natalie Iwasa @ 6:25 PM :: 2965 Views :: Honolulu County

#35 – deletes the requirement that no more than a majority of the reapportionment commission members shall be from the same political party....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rail, TheBus and HandiVan Operations – Under HART or the Mayor?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:29 PM :: 3223 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...“cannibalized” by rail....

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
HART Errors – Lack of Acknowledgement is Troublesome
By Natalie Iwasa @ 5:36 PM :: 2542 Views :: Rail

...HART did not address the issue of the error....

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Rail’s Numbers – A Pattern of Errors and Inconsistencies
By Natalie Iwasa @ 12:07 PM :: 2907 Views :: Rail
...HART Chair Don Horner then made a point of asking the auditors whether they had found any “pattern of errors,” “inconsistencies” or “sloppy information.”....
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Charter Commission Defers Proposal to Repeal Affordable Housing Fund
By Natalie Iwasa @ 1:21 PM :: 2555 Views :: Honolulu County

... commissioners decided to defer Proposal 17, which would have repealed the Affordable Housing Fund, Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund, and Grants in Aid Fund as well as returned authorization for special fund creation back to the mayor with council approval ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Honolulu Charter Commission Discusses Ethics, Police, Fire and Salaries
By Natalie Iwasa @ 7:40 PM :: 3197 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... more independence with respect to investigation of waste, abuse and fraud? ....

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Update on Honolulu Charter Commission – Meeting Friday
By Natalie Iwasa @ 8:57 PM :: 3031 Views :: Honolulu County

The commission has been meeting since March 2015 and received over 150 proposals for changes to the charter. Fifteen of those proposals have been deferred....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Charter Commission Agenda: Defer all ‘Proposals to Dismantle HART’
By Natalie Iwasa @ 9:09 PM :: 4015 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 17 at 3:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
HART Math – When 1 + 1 Doesn’t Equal 2
By Natalie Iwasa @ 1:28 PM :: 2973 Views :: Rail

...project expenditures are $1,637M, $1,581M or $1,512M, depending on which report one looks at....

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Rail Tax: 2022 Sunset is Only Remaining Check on HART Spending
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:58 AM :: 3483 Views :: Rail, Taxes

The only way to contain costs is to force HART to live within its current means....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:54 PM :: 3786 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Honolulu City Council District 4 (East Oahu) candidate Natalie Iwasa picked up key endorsements....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
New Apps Make Campaign Spending Data More Accessible
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:30 AM :: 2948 Views :: Office of Elections
Have you ever tried to figure out who’s monetarily supporting a particular candidate or how your political contributions are being spent?
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Property Tax Exemptions Reduce Honolulu Tax Revenue $100M
By Natalie Iwasa @ 9:28 PM :: 3746 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...You’ll never see it as a line item in the budget....

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Back and Forth with Grants-in-Aid
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:55 PM :: 2841 Views :: Honolulu County

At least one organization didn’t even ask to be funded....

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Bill 4 to Create New Honolulu Council Slush Fund?
By Natalie Iwasa @ 6:43 PM :: 5062 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...organizations such as labor unions, political action committees, social clubs and credit unions, are eligible for these grants....

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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hawaii Safe Routes to School Challenge
By Natalie Iwasa @ 7:03 PM :: 4508 Views :: Energy, Environment

The state has received over $7 million in SRTS funding since 2005. Unfortunately, most of this funding has not yet been awarded, and Hawaii remains dead last out of all states in the amount obligated....

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