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City and County of Honolulu Government

Selling Sex in Honolulu: Police Focus Prostitution Arrests on Women, Not Men Civil Beat

Selling Sex in Honolulu: Police Focus Prostitution Arrests on Women, Not Men

Civil Beat review of arrest records shows Honolulu Police limit enforcement to downtown and Waikiki.
Road to Riches: Getting Paid for Overtime Work — Twice

Road to Riches: Getting Paid for Overtime Work — Twice

Several workers in Honolulu's roads division claimed overtime twice on the same day for different jobs done at overlapping times, Civil Beat investigation shows.
‘I Think I’m Peter. They Think I’m the Mayor.’

‘I Think I’m Peter. They Think I’m the Mayor.’

One month since he took office, Peter Carlisle is still getting used to his new gig. He acts like the mayor, but says he doesn't always feel like it.
Mayor Says He’s Found “Circle the Wagons” Mentality at Honolulu Hale

Mayor Says He’s Found “Circle the Wagons” Mentality at Honolulu Hale

Peter Carlisle called transparency his highest priority — after the budget — on the night he was elected. But one month into office, he doesn't have any plans to make government more open.
Planning Director Hasn’t Opposed a Major Project

Planning Director Hasn’t Opposed a Major Project

The mayor's pick to lead the Department of Planning and Permitting says his job is to make sure developments follow the law.

Second Guessing Secondary Treatment

Honolulu stopped fighting for two of its wastewater treatment plants to skip secondary treatment, but the debate continues.

Ethics Complaints Up at Honolulu Hale

The Honolulu Ethics Commission has seen complaints triple over the past three years.

Office of Housing: Take 2

Proposed city charter amendment would restore office that was eliminated after corruption scandal.

Carlisle Says ‘No’ to New Office of Housing

Honolulu mayor opposes ballot measure that would create a new housing office, saying it would strain the city budget.

Election Office Breaches Confidentiality of Voters

The Honolulu office of elections promises to protect the confidentiality of voters who face life threatening circumstances, but Civil Beat has learned that it doesn't live up to its word.

The Anti-Homeless Bill That Dare Not Say Its Name

The Honolulu City Council Wednesday passed a law to try to keep city sidewalks clear of the homeless.
Carlisle’s Off-Island, Who’s in Charge?

Carlisle’s Off-Island, Who’s in Charge?

Who runs the city when Honolulu's mayor leaves town, his pick for managing director is still unconfirmed and the third executive in line hasn't been hired?
City and County of Honolulu Government