The former Honolulu mayor touts his record at Honolulu Hale as evidence he's ready to be governor. Civil Beat's analysis of the city's payroll during his tenure finds that the work force grew by 5 percent, the total payroll jumped 32 percent but that as a percentage of the total budget, payroll declined 2 percentage points, from 58 to 56 percent.
Response to violence at Kalihi Valley Homes will set direction for a security approach at all state public housing complexes, Civil Beat learns. News comes on day of community meeting to discuss what to do as curfew expires.
Proposal would go further than state law limiting hours and totally end the usage of the noisy, and effective, landscaping tool. But enough concerns were raised that final passage is by no means certain.