The playground’s advocates and Mayor Kirk Caldwell had been adamant that the playground should be at Ala Moana. Now they’re changing course to build it at Kakaako Gateway Park.
Ethics guidelines advise government agencies against accepting free food if the company has business before the city.
Ikaika Anderson is set to finish his third and last council term next year, and Alan Kekoa Texeira hopes to succeed him.
Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.
Let’s have a serious discussion about levying “green fees” and “eco-taxes” on tourists to preserve the place we all love.
The measure has been forcefully opposed by non-union contractors.
Two council members who previously supported the funding voted no.
While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.
Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.