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For now Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s budget proposals are mostly meeting with approval — but rail funding is a big uncertainty.
Budget Committee looks for spending cuts as Mayor Caldwell broaches possibility of raising property taxes for rail construction.
It’s not anywhere as much as the city wanted, but the Finance Committee chair said it should be enough to finish construction.
Honolulu Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi hopes better cooperation among property owners will help alleviate a pricey problem.
Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.