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Honolulu City Council

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said the developer needs to address concerns about a planned separate entrance to the lower-cost rental units.

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners

Ikaika Anderson seeks to change the selection process for the Honolulu police and fire commissions, whose members are now mayoral appointees.

Ian Lind: Why A Tree In Hawaii Kai Is Raising Questions Of Favoritism Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why A Tree In Hawaii Kai Is Raising Questions Of Favoritism

A father’s gift to remember his dead son has become a story of special treatment by the Honolulu City Council.

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’ Shafkat Anowar/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’

Neighbors complain about homes with 15 or more bedrooms, but they’re defended by a man who said they serve multigenerational households.

Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops

But the committee postponed action on a measure to extend the sit-lie ban to areas around schools and libraries.

New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Only about half as many high rises built before 1975 would have to be retrofitted under an amended version of the measure.

Recycle Or Incinerate? The Battle Of The Blue Bins Richard Wiens/Civil Beat

Recycle Or Incinerate? The Battle Of The Blue Bins

Burning more discards could save money as recycling gets more expensive, but environmentalists say it’s the cost of caring for the planet.

Honolulu Council Committee Shoots Down Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Committee Shoots Down Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban

The panel tinkered with homelessness proposals, shifting from the concept of safe zones to tiny homes.

Tax Breaks Proposed For Organic Farms And ‘Ocean Friendly’ Restaurants Martha Cheng

Tax Breaks Proposed For Organic Farms And ‘Ocean Friendly’ Restaurants

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers.

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