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City and County of Honolulu Government

Hawaii Disclosure Law For Government Officials Not Transparent

Hawaii Disclosure Law For Government Officials Not Transparent

More than 90 percent of financial disclosures aren't public, and ethics officials are not prepared to look for conflicts.
Honolulu’s Billion-Dollar Door-to-Door Service

Honolulu’s Billion-Dollar Door-to-Door Service

UPDATED 4/21/2011 5:45 p.m. Projected Handi-Van operation costs skyrocket in transit financial plan.
Honolulu Closer To Ending Scrap-Yard Subsidy

Honolulu Closer To Ending Scrap-Yard Subsidy

City Council advances bills to eliminate or reduce lucrative recycling discount for Schnitzer Steel and others.
Honolulu Police Reviewing Open Records Policy

Honolulu Police Reviewing Open Records Policy

Police chief says refusals to disclose "never been challenged before."
Bombardier: Honolulu Didn’t Keep Its Word on Rail Contract

Bombardier: Honolulu Didn’t Keep Its Word on Rail Contract

Disqualified bidder says city failed to give proper notice.
Fired Honolulu Employee: Lax Oversight Led to Overtime ‘Free-for-All’

Fired Honolulu Employee: Lax Oversight Led to Overtime ‘Free-for-All’

Former street sweeper says city didn't do enough to protect employees against criminal supervisor.
Overtime Whistleblowers: Honolulu Didn’t Listen To Complaints the First Time

Overtime Whistleblowers: Honolulu Didn’t Listen To Complaints the First Time

Documents show workers reported road supervisor twice. City didn't tell police the first time.
Honolulu Personal Service Contracts Examined

Honolulu Personal Service Contracts Examined

Executive assistants hired on short-term basis bring home the bacon.
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