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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.

Councilwoman Wants To Stop Manoa Flooding Before It Returns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilwoman Wants To Stop Manoa Flooding Before It Returns

Honolulu Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi hopes better cooperation among property owners will help alleviate a pricey problem.

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.

Honolulu City Council Delays Decision on Luxury High-Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Delays Decision on Luxury High-Rise

Affordable housing advocates oppose the project because it lacks any low-income units despite receiving height and density bonuses.
Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

A proposed luxury condo and hotel development is encountering last-minute resistance from advocates for affordable housing who are upset the development won't provide any.
Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff

Here are the results for all County Council primary races across the islands.
Term Limit Changes For Oahu? Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Term Limit Changes For Oahu?

Voters in the City and County of Honolulu will be asked this fall whether to give mayors and Council members three terms in office rather than two.
City Council Votes To Impose Regulations On Uber, Lyft Drivers Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

City Council Votes To Impose Regulations On Uber, Lyft Drivers

They'd be treated more like taxi drivers under a bill that was approved after an emotional day of testimony in packed Council chambers.
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