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Council Puts Taxpayers On The Hook To Ensure Rail Work Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Puts Taxpayers On The Hook To Ensure Rail Work Continues

A bill approved Wednesday allows issuing up to $350 million in bonds to prevent the project from running out of money.

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa

He calls it “working class housing.” Opponents decry more traffic congestion and the loss of agricultural space.

Budget Committee Scraps Property Tax Hike For Hotels PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Budget Committee Scraps Property Tax Hike For Hotels

UPDATED: The panel also eliminated a proposed increase in fares for TheHandi-Van, but preserved a bus fare boost.

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags

Environmentalists who once supported a Honolulu City Council bag bill, now say that the amended version doesn’t go far enough.

Honolulu Council Gives Preliminary OK To Tax And Fee Increases flickr.com

Honolulu Council Gives Preliminary OK To Tax And Fee Increases

For now Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s budget proposals are mostly meeting with approval — but rail funding is a big uncertainty.

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking

Budget Committee looks for spending cuts as Mayor Caldwell broaches possibility of raising property taxes for rail construction.

House Panel Ponies Up Another $1.2 Billion For Honolulu Rail Chad Blair/Civil Beat

House Panel Ponies Up Another $1.2 Billion For Honolulu Rail

It’s not anywhere as much as the city wanted, but the Finance Committee chair said it should be enough to finish construction.

Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Moves Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Moves Forward

The measure now goes to the full City Council for further consideration.

Ron Menor For Honolulu City Council Chair? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ron Menor For Honolulu City Council Chair?

A City Council reorganization could depose Ernie Martin as chairman.

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