Natalie Iwasa

Natalie Iwasa is a CPA and president of Cycle On Hawaii — a 501(c)(3) charitable organization — and a community advocate.

It’s Important To Understand The Rail Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Important To Understand The Rail Numbers

What message is Honolulu sending the FTA when it posts multiple errors in city documents?

Is Federal Funding For Rail Still Such A Good Deal? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Federal Funding For Rail Still Such A Good Deal?

The feds share was supposed to be 30 percent. But with the project cost at $10 billion that percentage has dropped considerably.

If Property Taxes Are Raised For Rail, A Real Rebellion May Result Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If Property Taxes Are Raised For Rail, A Real Rebellion May Result

Project numbers are still incomplete and in some cases nonpublic. It’s time for rail backers to level with taxpayers.

Where Are Honolulu Rail’s Latest Financial Records? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where Are Honolulu Rail’s Latest Financial Records?

Many of HART’s numbers have been incorrect, incomplete and inconsistent. Now some of them are nonexistent.

Candidates Invited To Put Signs Down And Walk to School WalkBikeToSchool.org

Candidates Invited To Put Signs Down And Walk to School

Instead of just running for office, politicians are asked to put the campaign on hold and walk with kids to school.
Honolulu City Council’s Incomplete Plan For Complete Streets Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council’s Incomplete Plan For Complete Streets

Let’s not bury ourselves so far in red tape that improvements to our transportation infrastructure come to a grinding halt.
Seeing the Light: City’s LED Project Needs Revisions

Seeing the Light: City’s LED Project Needs Revisions

The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee will consider asking for a new report Wednesday on the LED lighting project. The public needs answers to questions being raised about the project.
Can We Trust the Honolulu Rail Numbers?

Can We Trust the Honolulu Rail Numbers?

Recent stories about the Honolulu rail project's finances have raised concerns that officials may be fudging the numbers for political purposes.
Why So Little Information About City Meeting With Feds About Rail?

Why So Little Information About City Meeting With Feds About Rail?

Who knows what happened when Honolulu City Council members met with Federal Transit Administration officials? Not the taxpayers.
A New Way to Manage the Risks on Our Streets City and County of Honolulu

A New Way to Manage the Risks on Our Streets

As more people commute on bikes, it is changing the way we interact on the roads.
Why My Campaign Doesn’t Do Sign Waving PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why My Campaign Doesn’t Do Sign Waving

We should focus on substance, not distracting placards that create dangers for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
A Handy Way to Look at How Candidates Are Spending Campaign Cash

A Handy Way to Look at How Candidates Are Spending Campaign Cash

Volunteers have worked with the Campaign Spending Commission to create smart and easy applications to let you examine what candidates are doing with their money.