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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Caldwell appoints Roy Amemiya to be Managing Director, effective January
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 5748 Views :: Honolulu County

Ember Shinn will stay with Caldwell Administration through March to assist with budget proposal, strategic development office....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
HCDA Issues RFP for Kakaako Micro Units
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 5661 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...generally are around 300 square feet and occupied by no more than two persons....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Tommy Waters Sues for Recount in East Oahu Council Race
By Selected News Articles @ 8:47 PM :: 6238 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Waters argues that the voting results suggest 128 ballots may have been miscounted out of the 37,178 cast....

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Caldwell Makes the Disabled Pay Starting Jan 1
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 4382 Views :: Honolulu County

... effective January 1, 2015, persons with disability parking permits will be charged the standard parking rate at city parking lots ....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Abercrombie's HCDA to Vote on Last Minute Development Deals
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 6243 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

HCDA will be having at least 3 meetings on Tuesday, November 25th….just 6 days before the Ige Administration is installed....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Oahu residents invited to view new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 3390 Views :: Honolulu County

...free public information outreach workshops for a preview of new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zones....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Honolulu Grants in Aid Deadline December 12
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 4651 Views :: Honolulu County

...qualified nonprofit organizations seeking grants available through the city’s Grants in Aid (GIA) program have from today through December 12, 2014 to submit proposals....

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Un-Taxis?
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:24 AM :: 3913 Views :: Honolulu County

Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 6999 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 6141 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...to seek resignations from the present department head members on HCDA’s board....

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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 :: 4081 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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Thursday, October 23, 2014
20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 5945 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Caldwell signs 'Best Cities for Successful Aging' Pledge
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3961 Views :: Honolulu County

...the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk of Huge Tsunamis in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 5474 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History

The county hopes to have the new tsunami evacuation maps distributed to residents by the end of the year....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 6945 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Homelessness
Three meetings to be held to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Caldwell Claims 269 Lane Miles Repaved
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 2822 Views :: Honolulu County

...Caldwell released today the city’s quarterly road repaving progress report....

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:42 AM :: 5253 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

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

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 6953 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

...September 30, 2014 deadline for three real property programs is approaching and urge those wishing to participate to submit the required documentation....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 3986 Views :: Honolulu County

Workshops will be held at Mission Memorial Hearings Room from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 7206 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....

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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 :: 5296 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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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 3720 Views :: Honolulu County

...Koreans have invested in real estate projects islandwide, from affordable housing projects to golf courses.  During his visit, Mayor Caldwell will be looking to further enhance these and other opportunities....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 5386 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 8468 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

BWS claims that the billing charge is justified to defray administrative costs associated with billing and cost recovery for installing the new billing system....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Caldwell Blocks off Two Lanes of King Street, Installs Bicycle 'Conflict Zone'
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 4138 Views :: Honolulu County

...Mayor Caldwell, Councilmembers, Hawaii Bicycling League representatives, and city workers applied green paint to a “conflict zone” near the Alapa‘i Transit Center....

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to be held on Sept. 7
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 3601 Views :: Honolulu County
The public is invited to join Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu’s first responders at the Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Honolulu Grants-in-Aid Workshops Set
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:58 AM :: 4747 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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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Hughes Corp. Fails to Wheedle Out of Affordable Housing Requirement
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 5405 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

The housing requirement is a promise Hughes made in order to gain approval for its massive, 22-tower Kaka’ako luxury high-rise condominium development....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Audit: Honolulu Motor Vehicle Division Does Not Care About Long Lines
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 4805 Views :: Honolulu County

...the MVLP Division did not support the initiatives for improving customer service; did not consider the long lines and long waits as valid concerns....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is August 29
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 6802 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Applications must be received by this Friday, August 29 before 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Building next to Honolulu Hale, 550 South King St....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 9637 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

Field Operation Supervisors

  • Current: $70,692-$80,388
  • New: $89,860-$102,185
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 7515 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Russ Grunch Council 8 Campaign Gains Momentum with Key Star-Advertiser Endorsement
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 4318 Views :: Honolulu County

Grunch “stands out among the four vying to replace Breene Harimoto...."

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
By Robert Thomas @ 1:30 PM :: 5311 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business
Have Honolulu residents really called 911 to report the plane as the mayor requested?
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Proposed EPA Rule Gives Feds Control of Hawaii Water Ditches
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:31 PM :: 8111 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Agriculture

...the new proposed rule would regulate all ditches, except in narrow circumstances. This even includes man-made ditches....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:54 PM :: 5357 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

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

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 6109 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

The workshop is set for Tuesday, July 22, at the Aliamanu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3265 Salt Lake Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m....

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
51,700 LED Streetlights to be Financed by 'Public-Private Partnership'
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 5422 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The city is preparing a request for proposal to form a public-private-partnership that will replace all 51,700 city streetlights with LEDs....

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
City Ethics: Hire Spouse, Throw in Cellphone, Overtime
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 5152 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...nepotism and preferential treatment that could have been mitigated if the Department had implemented the Commission’s instructions from a prior investigation of the same situation....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 95405 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Supreme Court Briefs in Bridge Aina Lea: Takings, Reclassification, and Orders to Show Cause
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 6288 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

Here are the merits briefs in an important case set for argument later this month in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ethics: City Employee Processes Dozens of Permits for His Own Contracting Company
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 5404 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

2012: Commission staff received a complaint that Employee was using city work time to stand in line to process residential building permit applications....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 5643 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Aiea: More Condos, Fewer Traffic Lanes, and Toxic Waste
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 8098 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Rail

...1,500 residential units in five towers will be the city’s first catalytic Transit Oriented Development project along the rail route....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CitiBike? No, SillyBike
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 PM :: 6081 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

"CitiBike has put out 6,000 bikes at 325 locations at a cost of $6,833 per bike."

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 6175 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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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Honolulu Ethics: 100 Building Permits, Free Golf, Prizes for 40 City Employees
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 5806 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Since 2008, Employee had reviewed and approved at least 100 building permit applications that had been routed through the Department by [Business]....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
After 9 Years, City Reopens Section 8 Waiting List for 6 Days
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 5530 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Online applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2014....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Charity controlled by Hawaii House leader gets $100,000 to maintain cemetery
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 5506 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla, D-Ewa, controls a nonprofit that got a $100,000 grant from the Legislature, even though it was out of compliance with the Internal Revenue Service....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Legislative debate, prostitution arrests put Honolulu police in spotlight
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:24 PM :: 5568 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

Under Hawaii law, police don’t need to have physical contact with prostitutes to make an arrest, though they must prove someone is willing to exchange sex for money....

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