But Hanabusa and Amemiya are tied for second and will likely force a runoff in November.
Bill 60 was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on June 4.
Accused workers are presumed innocent, but some question whether they should continue to be paid as months turn into years.
The mayor wants to keep the trail open without bothering the neighbors.
The former Hawaii News Now general manager is making his pitch to be mayor of Honolulu.
The deal drew a mixed reaction when it was unveiled at the Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meeting.
It’s still not clear who will run the island’s last remaining public equestrian center long-term — or whether they’ll even stay in existence.
The Ethics Commission is considering a zero-tolerance policy on “tokens of aloha.”