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Honolulu Council Elections Are A Hot Topic For Neighborhood Board Members Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Elections Are A Hot Topic For Neighborhood Board Members

With four of the nine Honolulu council seats in play, local community groups are paying attention to what a shift in power may mean in their backyards.

Oahu Lifeguards Say They Need Help. But City Officials Are Stonewalling Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Oahu Lifeguards Say They Need Help. But City Officials Are Stonewalling

A resolution that would let voters help chart the future course for the city Ocean Safety division has stalled in City Council chambers.

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Oahu Vacation Rental Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Oahu Vacation Rental Law

The complaint by legal short-term rental operators says the city is taking away their property rights.

Affordable Housing Dominates $3.2 Billion Budget For Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Affordable Housing Dominates $3.2 Billion Budget For Honolulu

Federal money helped pay for housing initiatives, job training and the Weed and Seed program.

Don’t Let The Proposed Honolulu Police Ballot Questions Die Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Don’t Let The Proposed Honolulu Police Ballot Questions Die

City Council member Andria Tupola needs to reconsider her decision to let meaningful proposals go without even allowing public input.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

Honolulu Ballot Proposals Would Reshape Police Oversight Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Ballot Proposals Would Reshape Police Oversight

The charter amendments need support from six of nine City Council members to be added to the November ballot.

How A Honolulu Man’s Plight Led To Calls For Police To Give Notice After Warrantless Searches Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How A Honolulu Man’s Plight Led To Calls For Police To Give Notice After Warrantless Searches

The City Council passed a resolution requesting that HPD inform residents after doing warrantless searches when they’re away.

Honolulu Council Votes To Rein In Short-Term Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Council Votes To Rein In Short-Term Rentals

The bill, which passed 8-1, would raise the minimum booking period from 30 to 90 days. Opponents argued it unfairly favors the hotel industry.

Honolulu City Council Chair And Mayor Clash Over Federal Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu City Council Chair And Mayor Clash Over Federal Funds

The council chair said the city’s spending process is legally dubious and lacks transparency. The mayor said the chair is being “unreasonable.”