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Mayor Peter Carlisle has been out of town all this week, but he returns tomorrow and wastes no time in getting out into the public. Here’s his schedule for the next seven days:
Saturday, September 24th
At Aloha Stadium this Saturday, Mayor Peter Carlisle will honor Honolulu’s first responders for their hard work and sacrifices.
Prior to kick-off, Honolulu’s police, fire and emergency services departments will provide tours of their command vehicles and answer questions about their challenging work. The “Sparky” and “Dare Lion” mascots will also be on hand to entertain children and pose for photos. These activities will be in front of the Aloha Stadium ticket office, across from the Chevron Family Fun Zone on the east side of the stadium.
Inside the stadium at halftime, Mayor Carlisle will pay tribute to our first responders, and a short video will be screened in honor of Honolulu Police Officer Eric Fontes and all first responders who have died in the line of duty.
Sunday, September 25th
Monday, September 26th
Thursday, September 29th
Friday, September 30th
The Honolulu City Council Reapportionment Commission has revealed the dates, times and locations of its three public hearings:
For more on the plan that was chosen, read our story: Panel Picks Honolulu Council Redistricting Plan
That was fast.
This morning (check the 11:12 a.m. item below), we noted that a postcard mailed to at least one downtown resident contained details of a public information meeting to discuss archaeological surveying, even as that information wasn’t available on the city’s rail website.
Some more agendas have surfaced for meetings next week. Here are Wednesday’s events:
It’s not every day that a city government reporter gets a form letter from the city at home. It’s even more rare when that mail contains information that the reporter didn’t previously know.
So you can imagine Inside Honolulu‘s surprise Thursday when we opened up our mailbox and found a postcard from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation announcing a public informational meeting, scheduled for this coming Monday, to discuss the City Center Archaeological Inventory Survey.
The meeting isn’t among the public events listed on the HART website. A search for “Archaeological” returns zero results. So here’s the information, for those who might want to attend, in the form of the scanned postcard:
Today, a concerned citizen explains the connection to George Orwell‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Big Brother who watches all. She asks how much safety cameras provide, and how far we’re willing to go to feel safe.
Regular readers are already aware that we’ve been on a Fact Check mission this past month, digging into seven different statements made by rail opponents in a Star-Advertiser op-ed.
We know those pieces were heavy, detailed, and sometimes tough to read. Today, Civil Beat Editor John Temple wraps up the whole series for you. There’s the seven Fact Checks, one CB editorial on congestion, and four response pieces from the opponents themselves.
It’s a quick, light read to give you the bottom-line takeaways. Check it out here.
In researching our Fact Check this week, we noticed a significant change from the city’s August 2009 rail financial plan to the April 2011 version of the document. The projected haul for federal bus grants was reduced, from $419 million to $117 million over the next 20 years.
You may recall that Civil Beat wrote about the city’s optimistic estimates way back in December, when we compared the city’s plan against an independent financial analysis prepared at the behest of former Gov. Linda Lingle.
Mayor Peter Carlisle has been in Washington D.C. all this week to attend the annual Joint Civilian Orientation Conference at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Defense. Managing Director Doug Chin is acting mayor until tomorrow.
September 22: EOD, What’s the Deal?; Tuesday’s Committee Meetings; On Deadline Day, Sumitomo Still “Under Consideration”; The Great Waialae Bike Test; Fact Checking Rail Operations Costs; Not So Special; Where’s Carlisle?
September 21: Anatomy of Wastewater: The Book; Thumbs Up For City’s Budget; Businessweek: Honolulu No. 3; Congestion Deception Editorial Rebutted; Where’s Carlisle?
September 20: General Plan Comment Period Extended; More Bad News For Finmeccanica; Salaries, Salaries and More Salaries; State Excluding Military, After All; Horner Leaving First Hawaiian; Where’s Carlisle?
September 19: Rail Town Hall Meetings; Mayor’s Twitter Account Compromised; Federal Money For Electric Buses; Honolulu and the Military; Where’s Carlisle?
September 16: The “Creepy Crawlies”; Bill Survives, Barely; Ryan, Lee Back Tour Bus Ban; Carlisle Back To D.C.; More About the “Housing Preservation Initiative”; Law Enforcement Memorial and Today’s Honorees; Queens Plan, Too; Laie Marriott Approved; Other Resos On Horizon; Laie Testimony Begins; Sign Regulations Deferred; City Getting Out Of Landlord Business; The Three Other Finalists; Nine Other Applicants; Bunda Confirmed Unanimously; Testimony For Bunda; No Tours On Sundays; Council to “Play It By Ear” On Sign Regulations Bill; Today’s Meetings; Where’s Carlisle?
September 15: Ikaika Fundraiser Tonight, More Soon; Rail Opponents On the Radio; Finmeccanica Exec Offers Resignation; Horner’s Ansaldo Conflict?; Correction: $300K/Year; Honolulu’s $1.5 Million Lobbyist; Population and Ridership; HART Board on Friday; Where’s Carlisle?
September 14: Sister City Summit: A Summary; No News From Ethics Meeting; $1 Million for Psych Hospital; Tulsi Passes the Basket; Live-Tweeting Sister Cities Summit; Rail Soil Sampling Next Week; BRT v. Rail; Police On Protests; Sister City Activities; Where’s Carlisle?
September 13: Details On The Plan; ‘Modified Existing Plan’ It Is; Bombardier’s Response; Bombardier Lawsuit Denied; Berg: Reverse Ansaldo Contract; Sister Cities Program; Going After Castro; Godbey’s Disclosures; Wrong Again On Jobs; Real Property Tax Commission Meets Today; Friday’s Council Agenda; Where’s Carlisle?
September 12: City Asks for Early Decision on Rail Lawsuit; Ethics Commission Today; Where’s Carlisle?
September 9: Carlisle’s Public Sked; Remembrance Walk; Congestion Deception; ‘Outrage’ on Mayor’s Homeless Comments; Successful Sewage Trucking; Where’s Carlisle?
September 8: What We Learned; Honolulu’s Lousy Traffic; Undercover in Washington; Eagles Have Landed; Corp Counsel on Procurement; Horner Impressed; Stanley Chang Testifies; Aloha From Italy; Sale Or No Sale, Finmeccanica Is Obliged; Joint and Several Liability; Finmeccanica: Failure ‘Impossible’; The Questions; The Players; Ansaldo On The Big Screen; Where’s Carlisle?
September 7: Four Council District Plans; The Resignation Letter; Jamila Resigns From Planning Commission; Thoughts on Washington Trip; Not Following Rules; Where’s Carlisle?
September 6: Thursday Night In Waianae; Council Public Hearing Notice; Mayor On Homelessness; Jobs Claim Half True; Where’s Carlisle?
September 2: Peter, Toru, Carrie All Washington-Bound; Carlisle’s Public Sked; HART at First Hawaiian; Carlisle at Civil Beat; Ansaldo: We Complied With Licensing Requirement; Long Weekend; Civil Beat’s ‘Hatchet Job’; Where’s Carlisle?
September 1: PIG Picks Bunda; Carlisle’s Rail Pep Talk; Semi-Autonomous, But Connected; All Sewage Ideas Welcome; Defining ‘Undercover’; Today’s Meetings; Where’s Carlisle?