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City and County of Honolulu Government

Incumbency No Help for Honolulu’s Current Mayor

Incumbency No Help for Honolulu’s Current Mayor

In a state where incumbents have it easy, Peter Carlisle struggles.
Honolulu Rail PR Contractors Whacked

Honolulu Rail PR Contractors Whacked

$2.8 million spending was 'excessive' and 'unnecessary,' Honolulu rail chief says
Fire-EMS Merger Contract Awarded After Honolulu Official Manipulated Score

Fire-EMS Merger Contract Awarded After Honolulu Official Manipulated Score

Scoresheets show how Honolulu steered $175K deal to consultant with ties to fire department.
Honolulu Ethics Panel Investigating Fire-EMS Merger Contract

Honolulu Ethics Panel Investigating Fire-EMS Merger Contract

City departments at odds over $175,000 consultant deal.
It’s Your Money: Sooey! Honolulu Pig Control Costs $1,400 Per Head

It’s Your Money: Sooey! Honolulu Pig Control Costs $1,400 Per Head

Taxpayers pay roughly $357,000 for city's swine control efforts.
Honolulu Council Member Slapped with Record $6,500 Ethics Fine

Honolulu Council Member Slapped with Record $6,500 Ethics Fine

Nestor Garcia apologizes for not disclosing conflict of interest on rail and ag land zone changes.
The Dirty Dozen: The State of Honolulu’s Public Restrooms

The Dirty Dozen: The State of Honolulu’s Public Restrooms

City maintains 282 parks, majority with bathrooms, with just 190 groundskeepers.
Council Asks Voters To OK $5M for Nonprofits Flickr: AMagill

Council Asks Voters To OK $5M for Nonprofits

Honolulu charter amendment would earmark 0.5 percent for charity.
Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

Board raised rates last year to pay for system upgrades.
‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

High-tech teams save Honolulu water, time and money.
Honolulu Hale Lead Paint Cleanup To Cost $250K

Honolulu Hale Lead Paint Cleanup To Cost $250K

City had projected "emergency" contract at $100K-$150K.
Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges? Flickr

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Non-voters pessimistic about country fixing problems.
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