The city agency charged with regulating Oahu’s liquor industry is struggling to fill positions. It’s been a problem for at least 15 years.
“Big oil” has caused major climate change problems for Oahu and Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants the City Council to approve a lawsuit to cover the costs.
The public was robbed of a meaningful opportunity to provide written or oral testimony, a lawsuit argues.
After the City Council rejected using taxpayer money to pay for legal representation, city employees would have to seek it out on their own.
Federal agents seized a “very broad” set of emails in connection with an investigation that is now before a grand jury, according to Honolulu City Council member Ron Menor.
Taxpayers are on the hook for as much as $700 an hour to block some records from being seen by federal investigators.
Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.
The city says the workers are temporary.
The invoice represents only some of the city’s Kealoha-related legal costs.