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City and County of Honolulu Government

Mufi Makes His Return to Honolulu Hale

Mufi Makes His Return to Honolulu Hale

The former mayor makes a grand return, and weighs in on his successor's approach to city leadership.
Civil Beat Conclusion: Honolulu Rail Report ‘Shoddy,’ ‘Biased’ — and Right?

Civil Beat Conclusion: Honolulu Rail Report ‘Shoddy,’ ‘Biased’ — and Right?

The $1.7 billion shortfall predicted by the state's consultant includes mistakes, but raises a number of good questions.
Civil Beat Analysis: Honolulu Estimate for Federal Funding to Run Rail Questionable flickr.com

Civil Beat Analysis: Honolulu Estimate for Federal Funding to Run Rail Questionable

No city has received more than $15 million in bus grants since 1996, but Honolulu predicts it will secure more than $40 million three times before 2030.
Civil Beat Discovers $227 Million Error in State Consultant’s Work

Civil Beat Discovers $227 Million Error in State Consultant’s Work

Firm advising Lingle tripped up by mistake about city's construction cost estimate.
Civil Beat Analysis: IMG’s Rail Operating Cost Off By Miles

Civil Beat Analysis: IMG’s Rail Operating Cost Off By Miles

Cost estimate thrown off by state consultant's decision not to look at distance in computing price of running Honolulu's transit system.
Civil Beat Analysis: City’s Rail Tax Plan Optimistic

Civil Beat Analysis: City’s Rail Tax Plan Optimistic

Comparison of financial projections by City of Honolulu and consultant for state of Hawaii raises doubts about promised revenues.
Mayor Shifts Stance on Furloughs

Mayor Shifts Stance on Furloughs

A candidate who couldn't wait to end furloughs becomes a mayor who can.

Honolulu’s Lowest Paid City Employees

Almost two dozen city employees could qualify for federal nutrition assistance, based on the low end of their salary ranges.
Civil Beat Shares Honolulu  Employee Salaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Shares Honolulu Employee Salaries

The City and County of Honolulu spends half its nearly $2 billion budget on payroll for its more than 10,000 employees.

Honolulu’s Highest Paid City Employees

The salaries of Honolulu's 50 highest-paid city workers range from $153,852 to $102,780.

Who Works for the City and County of Honolulu

Curious to know the most common last names of Honolulu city employees?
Selling Sex in Honolulu: Prostitution Busts for Men Turn Up Mostly Locals, Few Tourists Civil Beat

Selling Sex in Honolulu: Prostitution Busts for Men Turn Up Mostly Locals, Few Tourists

Civil Beat review of prostitution-related offenses for men show Honolulu Police arrested mostly locals.
City and County of Honolulu Government