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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.
Sheehan Confirmed for Police Board Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Sheehan Confirmed for Police Board

But it wasn't unanimous, as City Councilman Trevor Ozawa questioned and criticized the nominee, then voted against her.
Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup

UPDATED: A day after another move to demote Councilman Ikaika Anderson was aborted, he loses a plum committee chairmanship.
Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up

Councilman Ikaika Anderson will remain vice chair despite a proposal by his colleague Trevor Ozawa to replace him with Joey Manahan.
Councilman Calls For Audit Amid Honolulu Ethics Commission Chaos Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman Calls For Audit Amid Honolulu Ethics Commission Chaos

Events leading to the dismantling of the agency staff require scrutiny to restore public trust, Councilman Trevor Ozawa contends.
Anderson Out As Vice Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson Out As Vice Chair

UPDATED: The Council will vote next week on whether Joey Manahan should get the job.
From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending

In addition to their allowances of $20,000 apiece, Honolulu City Council members can access a protocol fund controlled by Ernie Martin. It's not easy to find out how that money's spent.
Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

UPDATED: Honolulu's rail project is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall and Kirk Caldwell says he wants to stop the line — for now — nearly five miles short of its originally intended destination.
Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains

The companies are flouting a rule that says they can't drive customers to and from the airport, says Howard Higa of The Cab.
Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits

Councilman Elefante needles Chairman Martin over a lack of transparency in how some legislative money is being spent.
No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet

The Honolulu City Council chair says he will decide before the June 7 filing deadline.
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