Property owners say the cost of retrofitting older buildings with sprinklers and other fire safety improvements could bankrupt them.
Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.
Ann Botticelli would join six other members of the Honolulu Police Commission, providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department.
The plan is to provide around-the-clock police coverage in the downtown district, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration gave few details.
A 15-year-old comedy skit featuring Augie Tulba in blackface was recently posted on the politician’s Instagram page.
The six-month job will set up former city Managing Director Roy Amemiya for benefits he can access for the rest of his life.
Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.
Honolulu will have five new City Council members on Jan. 2.