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City and County of Honolulu Government

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?

At Honolulu Hale, It’s In With The Old For Now

Mayor Peter Carlisle filed paperwork confirming his requests for city leadership, with mostly familiar names filling in temporarily.
New Mayor Takes Office, Preps for Trip to D.C.

New Mayor Takes Office, Preps for Trip to D.C.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle was sworn in Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, he'll head to D.C. for transit talks with federal officials.

HPD: Law Doesn’t Apply to Us

City attorney says law explicitly addressing police officers does not apply to police officers.

Urban Zones Proposed to Keep Sidewalks Clear of Homeless

The Honolulu City Council proposes narrowing the scope of a bill that would regulate sidewalks in neighborhoods frequented by homeless people.
Big Job Ahead for New City Administration

Big Job Ahead for New City Administration

Two former prosecutors are preparing to lead the City and County of Honolulu, and the incoming managing director acknowledges there’s a steep learning curve ahead.

City’s Budget Director Leaving His Post

Honolulu's next managing director said Mayor-elect Carlisle asked Rix Maurer to stay, but the budget director is leaving his post.

Carlisle, Chin In Hurry to Take Over Honolulu Hale

Mayor elect and his top aide have picked a number of new leaders, but won’t share names just yet.
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