Commissioners are pushing HECO to do more to keep prices in check and customers from leaving the system.
Salvage the Rail proposes ditching the over-budget elevated railway plan in much of the city.
After the deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, some banks say they are also offering help to meet mortgage payments.
The project raises questions about whether the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. is stepping away from its mission and legislative mandate.
Political motives are driving hackers these days along with more sophisticated financial scams.
Critics say one of the options to pay for the over-budget Honolulu rail project — extending the general excise tax — would unfairly burden the poor.
Public comments are being taken through Aug. 9 on a rough draft of the utility’s scaled-back upgrade proposal.