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This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.
The former Republican congressman, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor against Kirk Caldwell in 2016, is backing several City Council candidates.
Chairman Ernie Martin convinced his colleagues to hear the bill one day after it was introduced. A minimum six-day notice is required.
New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.
The Honolulu auditor was concerned its results might be “discoverable” in a lawsuit filed by Louis and Katherine Kealoha.
Councilman Ikaika Anderson pulls back his proposals to shake up how the city selects police and fire chiefs and commissions.
The Budget Committee declined the mayor’s request to set aside $44 million for rail operating costs.
Honolulu Council Chair Ernie Martin and Budget Chair Trevor Ozawa, who proposed big cuts in the city budget to raise rail funds, will travel with the mayor to the Capitol.
Voters created the office less than two years ago. Now Council Chair Ernie Martin wants to slice its budget in half.
Even as he runs for Congress, the North Shore council member may regain the chairmanship this month.