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Carol Fukunaga

Council Members’ Allowances: A Lot of Travel and a Little Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Members’ Allowances: A Lot of Travel and a Little Charity

UPDATED Each Honolulu City Council member gets $20,000 a year to cover costs related to official city business.
Honolulu City Council Will Keep Pushing to Move the Homeless Along Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Will Keep Pushing to Move the Homeless Along

The mayor let the genie out of the bottle, and now council members are looking at numerous ways to further expand Honolulu’s sit-lie ban.

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

The hotly debated project would provide 11,750 homes in Honolulu at the cost of 1,289 acres of farmland.
Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council

Zoning and Planning Committee passes measure to make way for the development of 11,750 homes.
City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development

The need for more housing and concerns about farmland clashed at Honolulu Hale.
Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor

Ernie Martin will remain as chair of the council. His expected challenge of Caldwell in the 2016 mayoral race points to continued friction in city government.
Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked

Councilman Ernie Martin expected to retain chairmanship.
Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls? Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls?

The City Council postpones a vote on Bill 62, which would ban sitting and lying on sidewalks and planters in five downtown Honolulu and Chinatown malls.
Honolulu City Council Postpones Vote to Expand Sit-Lie Ban Until Friday Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Postpones Vote to Expand Sit-Lie Ban Until Friday

Beyond Waikiki, revised maps show the streets where sitting and lying would be prohibited in an attempt to move along the homeless.
Carol Fukunaga