Natalie Iwasa

Natalie Iwasa is a CPA and certified fraud examiner.

We Need To Improve Government Transparency in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

We Need To Improve Government Transparency in Hawaii

Openness doesn’t require a lot of resources — and it is invaluable to democracy.

HART Fails To Address Risks Of Fraud, Waste And Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Fails To Address Risks Of Fraud, Waste And Abuse

Honolulu’s rail project desperately needs better safeguards.

An Open Letter To HART CEO Andy Robbins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Open Letter To HART CEO Andy Robbins

A longtime Honolulu rail watcher urges the Honolulu rail executive to be more transparent about rail costs and development.

Campaign Corner: Read Up On Honolulu Charter Questions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Read Up On Honolulu Charter Questions

There is helpful information online about all four ballot proposals and even some news reporting.

Honolulu, HART Budgets Face Financial Reckoning Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Honolulu, HART Budgets Face Financial Reckoning

Officials will have to make tough calls on the best way to prepare for the fiscal aftermath of COVID-19.

The Case For Dissolving HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Case For Dissolving HART

Let’s cut to the chase — the current setup does not allow for proper oversight of the rail project.

When The Honolulu City Council Is Less Than Transparent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When The Honolulu City Council Is Less Than Transparent

It has an unfortunate habit of adding items to its agenda with little public notice.

Kealoha Trial Exposes Honolulu’s Questionable ‘Tone At The Top’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Trial Exposes Honolulu’s Questionable ‘Tone At The Top’

Let’s learn why scandals are happening and what can be done to mitigate the risk of future fraud, waste and abuse.

A ‘Forensic Audit’ Of Rail Likely Won’t Uncover Fraud Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘Forensic Audit’ Of Rail Likely Won’t Uncover Fraud

The resolution before the Honolulu City Council should be amended to specifically require a fraud investigation and reporting mandates.