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City and County of Honolulu Government

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You Flickr.com

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Transit chief tells City Council that there's no cash "sitting around."

Budget A Moment of Truth for Honolulu Mayor

After repeatedly promising to lead a financial overhaul, Peter Carlisle is set to deliver his first city budget.
Carlisle: Financial Truth About City is ‘Not Pretty’

Carlisle: Financial Truth About City is ‘Not Pretty’

Honolulu mayor warns about 'staggering' growth of debt, 'paltry' savings, in first State of the City speech.
Oversight of Honolulu Medical Waste Limited

Oversight of Honolulu Medical Waste Limited

Civil Beat investigation of hospital, sanitization records shows gaps in medical-waste oversight.

FTA: Honolulu “Cannot Expect” Funds For Rail

Federal Transit Administrator says he is "very optimistic" about Honolulu's rail plan but won't promise funds until city submits new financial plan.
Progress at Landfill But Trash Woes Persist

Progress at Landfill But Trash Woes Persist

One month after release of stormwater from Honolulu facility, EPA says city and operator are on track with fixes.
Wide Gap Between Illegal Rentals, City Enforcement

Wide Gap Between Illegal Rentals, City Enforcement

Civil Beat investigation finds Honolulu issued violation notices to 18 property owners for illegal short-term rentals in 2010.
Carlisle’s Campaign Rhetoric Meets Reality of Bargaining Table

Carlisle’s Campaign Rhetoric Meets Reality of Bargaining Table

Honolulu mayor promised a tough approach with unions, but negotiating rules don't give him much leeway.
January Garbage Spill Was Second In A Month

January Garbage Spill Was Second In A Month

New report shows Honolulu landfill broke water pollution law in December.
City and County of Honolulu Government