Natalie Iwasa

Natalie Iwasa is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner. She frequently testifies at council and rail board meetings.

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.

Waters-Ozawa Race Calls For Hand Recount Of Ballots Courtesy of the candidates

Waters-Ozawa Race Calls For Hand Recount Of Ballots

There are too many unanswered questions in the Honolulu City Council rematch.

Campaign Corner: Why I Support Tommy Waters And Oppose Trevor Ozawa Tommy Waters

Campaign Corner: Why I Support Tommy Waters And Oppose Trevor Ozawa

While we had policy differences when we ran against one another in the primary for City Council, my former political foe has a true sense of aloha.

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.
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