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City and County of Honolulu Government

Obama’s Winter White House an Illegal Rental

Obama’s Winter White House an Illegal Rental

Owner of president's Hawaii vacation home violates Honolulu law requiring minimum 30-day rental agreement.
Carlisle: City in Better Financial Shape Than Expected

Carlisle: City in Better Financial Shape Than Expected

Honolulu mayor says city is in better shape, shortfall is smaller than he thought.
Stories From the Honolulu Beat – 2010 Recycled

Stories From the Honolulu Beat – 2010 Recycled

A look back through the writing of Civil Beat reporter Adrienne LaFrance.

Berg Wins District 1 City Council Race

Longtime West Oahu legislative aide succeeds Todd Apo, with 18.5 percent of special election vote.
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.
City and County of Honolulu Government