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Honolulu Council Chair: ‘Remote Testimony Is Here To Stay’ David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu Council Chair: ‘Remote Testimony Is Here To Stay’

A measure that opened the door to precluding citizens from testifying remotely at council sessions had officials issuing a clarification on Wednesday.
New Council Sworn In But Remote Testimony May Be On The Way Out David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

New Council Sworn In But Remote Testimony May Be On The Way Out

Festivities at Honolulu Hale overshadowed a new rule that allows council members to avoid precisely saying if they support or oppose a motion.
Honolulu Permit Applicants May Get Refunds If Approval Takes Too Long Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Permit Applicants May Get Refunds If Approval Takes Too Long

Applicants are currently kicked to the back of the line, and have to pay fees all over again, if their permit application expires.
Bill To Prohibit Concealed Guns From Sensitive Places Passes First Reading at Honolulu Council Michael E. Cumpston via Wikimedia

Bill To Prohibit Concealed Guns From Sensitive Places Passes First Reading at Honolulu Council

Following three hours of public testimony Tuesday, Bill 57 will next be heard in the Executive Matters and Legal Affairs committee.
A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light

A combined effort between Mayor Rick Blangiardi and City Council member Esther Kiaaina is making the commission a reality after 30 years.
Certain Home Repairs Should Bypass Honolulu Permitting Department, Councilwoman Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Certain Home Repairs Should Bypass Honolulu Permitting Department, Councilwoman Says

Council Member Tupola says this is part of a package of bills aiming to reform DPP.
Honolulu Ballot Proposal Would Make City Council Services Office A Permanent Agency Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Ballot Proposal Would Make City Council Services Office A Permanent Agency

The office that performs many legislative duties for the council, including researching and drafting bills and resolutions, may finally get equal status with other agencies.
Is Honolulu Council Chair Tommy Waters ‘Unbeatable’? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Is Honolulu Council Chair Tommy Waters ‘Unbeatable’?

Waters promises to continue his focus on providing more affordable housing on Oahu. But homelessness has worsened in his district.
Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others

The City Council is considering halting commercial activity at Kokololio Beach. Residents and tour companies say beach-by-beach bans push the problem down the road and don't solve the overall problem.