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Ann Kobayashi

Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits

Councilman Elefante needles Chairman Martin over a lack of transparency in how some legislative money is being spent.
Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye

Housing, homelessness and sewer repair proposals were cut Wednesday, but council members say their spending plan is far from set.
Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse?

A failure to communicate poisons the atmosphere at Honolulu Hale, and some say it hinders efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing.
The Mayor’s Money: Caldwell Expands Office Budget in Tight Times

The Mayor’s Money: Caldwell Expands Office Budget in Tight Times

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to boost his budget by 70 percent, which is more than any other city department.
Ann Kobayashi Answers Honolulu Council Survey

Ann Kobayashi Answers Honolulu Council Survey

District 5 incumbent talks about major issues.
Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Kobayashi and challenger Hayes weigh in on rail and homelessness.
Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

Councilwoman says rail project costs more and goes to fewer places than planned in 2008.
Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Rising water rates are spurring a move to amend city Charter.
Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

On visit to Washington, four express frustration over ongoing expenses after construction of the $5 billion project.