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Monday, November 14, 2016
Public Hearing on Uber/Lyft rules November 21
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 2449 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Mission Memorial Building hearings room....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Sewage Digester Opens Floodgates for Developers
By News Release @ 10:06 AM :: 2736 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...the increased capacity provided by the second digester is already making it possible for city officials to approve new housing units in Honolulu’s dense urban core....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Prosecutor Wins Reelection, Gains Budget Autonomy
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 2781 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Is he posting a campaign victory speech on the County Prosecutor’s website?....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
UPW Contract Protects Dangerous City Truck Driver Leading to Fatality, $1M Settlement
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 2569 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor
...Kekumu had a history of eight prior avoidable accidents while driving a garbage truck, including hitting walls and parked cars. Because a driver's violations are expunged after two years under a union contract, Kekumu's driving skills never got the attention they needed....
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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Djou Pledges Commitment to all Parks; Not Just a Few
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:27 PM :: 1693 Views :: Honolulu County

Parks in rural areas are even more severely neglected....

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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Honolulu Charter Amendments – Blank vs. “No” Vote
By Natalie Iwasa @ 2:43 AM :: 2415 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Better Ways to Fix Traffic on Oahu
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 2871 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... By “tinkering” with the traffic lights, it’s possible to reduce traffic ....

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Djou: I will Build 10,000 Affordable Units on Oahu
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:01 AM :: 3134 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 10,000 ‘rent-to-equity,’ truly affordable homes ....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Are You An Artiste? Need $10K?
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 1841 Views :: Honolulu County

...MOCA is requesting proposals....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Djou Unveils Plan for First 100 Days as Mayor
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:01 AM :: 3243 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

In my first 100 days in office, I will....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Winston Hale: City-Owned Building Sat Vacant for Decade
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 2665 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Caldwell contemplates the City’s use of his $100 yearly property tax payment on his $4M Manoa mansion....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Mitsunaga Point by Point Expose of Pro-Caldwell Media Bias
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 4045 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Rail

"...Caldwell may have evaded State and Federal taxes on all the stock options he has received to date...."

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Caldwell Duped?
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 3685 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

Mr. Francis states he never consented to appear in any paid Caldwell political ad - an action that would be a clear breach of basic journalistic ethics....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
City acquires 24-unit apartment building to house homeless
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2743 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... at a cost of $287,500 per unit ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
The People v. The Powerful - Summarized in a Caldwell Ad
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 3002 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Caldwell actually paid for an ad that highlighted how he is owned by the establishment and totally controlled the old-boy network....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Not Jammed Enough: Caldwell Publishes New Lane-Elimination Manual
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 2044 Views :: Honolulu County

The concept of Complete Streets is to ensure that our streets and public spaces serve everyone’s transportation needs (unless) they are traveling by car....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Guide to 20 Honolulu Charter Amendment questions
By Natalie Iwasa @ 3:53 AM :: 4703 Views :: Honolulu County

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

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Caldwell a No-Show for Olelo -- Djou Debates Empty Chair
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 3346 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians
... Viewers’ most popular question was, “Mayor Caldwell, can I have your second job?” ....
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Djou Launches New Ad as Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mailboxes
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:37 PM :: 2430 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...Absentee ballots started arriving at homes Wednesday, October 19....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Republican Party: Vote ‘No’ on all 20 Honolulu Charter Amendments
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 3162 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

And here is the rationale for each "NO" vote....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Court: Caldwell’s Property Tax Scheme Illegal
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 3455 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Residential A Property Tax Classification Ruled Unconstitutional....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
City accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 2612 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Did you make campaign contributions this year?....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Constitutional Amendments and Honolulu Charter—Pro and Con
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 7929 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

From League of Women Voters, October, 2016....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Squirreling Away More Funds for the Zoo
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2327 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

In March, the Honolulu Zoo was denied re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the first time in its 100-year history....

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Djou: My Plan To Create More Affordable Housing
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:51 PM :: 2409 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

I've met so many young people on the campaign trail, who graduated from college, work hard, and are still unable to buy their first home....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 2
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:09 AM :: 2197 Views :: Honolulu County

This week, I’m plunging into the 20 proposed amendments in Honolulu County....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Caldwell Hypocritical -- Ducks Another Debate
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 3067 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

After having just demanded a live debate, Kirk Caldwell now refuses to debate Charles Djou on Olelo public television....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Caldwell Lays an Egg
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:14 PM :: 2618 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

"...what could he possibly provide in an hour a month that’s worth $299,000 to Territorial other than political influence?"

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
2016’s Fastest Growing Cities—Honolulu Ranks 467th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 2044 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...analysts compared 515 U.S. cities of varying population sizes based on 14 key indicators of rapid economic growth....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Dog Parks: Djou on Creating Livable Communities
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:14 AM :: 1758 Views :: Honolulu County

This week we had a wonderful time meeting dog owners from around Oahu to discuss expanding the number of dog parks in our city....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 6577 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

In addition to selecting the best candidates for elected office, Hawaii voters have many decisions to make that will have a big impact on County charters and our future....

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Caldwell Campaign "Volunteer" Paid With Your Tax Money
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:21 PM :: 6161 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

..."earns" tens of thousands of dollars in City public relations contracts....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Rand Paul: Give Caldwell a Cash Bonus so he Won’t Waste Affordable Housing Money
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 2481 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the city of Honolulu dumping nearly $10 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money into buying apartments over property value to remain eligible for the funds....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Getting out of Gridlock: Should UH Start Later?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 2143 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

...if UH started school at 9 a.m. instead of 7:30, 5,000 cars could be eliminated from the morning rush....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
State Senator Gil Riviere Endorses Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 3002 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

"Sen. Riviere is one of the strongest voices in our community for conservation and protection of our island's beautiful natural resources...."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:31 PM :: 2440 Views :: Honolulu County

Join your Neighborhood Board Today ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 3069 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Affordable Housing Funds Wasted; There's a Better Way Forward
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:45 PM :: 2542 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the City failed to spend $26 million in the affordable housing fund and such failure may require the City to give back these funds to the Federal government....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Prosecutor Urges “YES” Vote on Charter Amendment 3
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 2292 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement
Charter Amendment 3 asks: “Should the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney control its budget after it is approved by the City Council?”
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 3117 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 09, 2016
Martin, Ozawa Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3370 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

Djou Endorsements Now Include: Council Chair Ernie Martin, Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and Councilmember Trevor Ozawa....

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Message to Caldwell: Taking votes out of context is easy, serving your country is NOT
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 2332 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

In his latest ad, Caldwell attempts to politicize 9/11....

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Monday, September 05, 2016
Caldwell’s New Slogan: ‘It’s not my fault’
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3125 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Rail

Blatant dishonesty, pay-to-play politics, and the blame game are what defines his administration....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Kolekole: Progress on Second Route out of Waianae
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 2466 Views :: Honolulu County

Town Hall Meeting -- Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 Time: 7:00-8:00pm ....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Photos: 24 Hours With Charles Djou
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 3154 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Check out the last 24 hours on the campaign trail....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
List of Road and Park Closures for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 2946 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The World Conservation Congress will be held in Honolulu from September 1-10, 2016, at venues including the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Rail Reshuffle: Mark Garrity named acting director of Department of Transportation Services
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 2681 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Garrity will serve as acting DTS director until the HART board names an interim or permanent executive director and CEO, thus allowing Mr. Formby to resume his normal duties....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Honolulu adds hurdles for military families driving for Uber, Lyft
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 2716 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...in a state that is consistently ranked the worst place in America to make a living, the government decided to make getting a job even more challenging....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 3964 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....

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Monday, August 15, 2016
With Election Over, DoT Announces New Lanes to Ease Traffic
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 2381 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

By keeping traffic jammed, DOT maximizes the demand for Rail....

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