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Federal agents seized a “very broad” set of emails in connection with an investigation that is now before a grand jury, according to Honolulu City Council member Ron Menor.
Despite a state law that says governments “shall” recover overpayments, Human Resources Director Carolee Kubo says it’s too late and, besides, the city made the mistake.
Far more residents now have air conditioning to deal with a warming climate. But their increased electrical use makes the problem worse.
Taxpayers are on the hook for as much as $700 an hour to block some records from being seen by federal investigators.
The movement on Mauna Kea is motivating others to assert collective power over land-use decisions, even at the last minute.
The legal fees for one lawsuit alone break down to about 70 cents per Oahu resident.
Two council members who previously supported the funding voted no.
Former Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle, who introduced Kau at her Tuesday press conference, said he is no longer considering running for his old office.
The city is seeking authorization to spend $225,000 to make sure privileged information is not released.
The only question is how fast populations will recover, one researcher said.
Amemiya is getting out ahead of what could be a crowded field for Honolulu’s top job.
The mayor is hoping state and federal agencies will help fund the effort to help homeless people, whether they want it or not.