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Honolulu Ethics Commission

Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director

The mayoral challenger says Chuck Totto's resignation was "the direct result of political pressure from the administration."
Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed

UPDATED: Chuck Totto said he was micromanaged and had “many, many problems” dealing with the administration of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission

The city watchdog agency’s executive director has been under fire ever since he investigated the mayor’s inaugural luau in 2013.

Totto Tells Ethics Commission To Scrap ‘Silly’ Time Sheet Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Totto Tells Ethics Commission To Scrap ‘Silly’ Time Sheet Rules

The Honolulu Ethics Commission forced its executive director and staff to start filling out time sheets to show what they do every six minutes.
Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.
Adler Named To Ethics Commission Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Adler Named To Ethics Commission

Businessman Peter Adler is appointed by Honolulu's mayor and is subject to confirmation.
Why Was Ethics Director Suspended? Report Offers Few Details PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why Was Ethics Director Suspended? Report Offers Few Details

On the day Chuck Totto returns to work in Honolulu, the city releases heavily redacted documents related to his discipline.
Honolulu Ethics Director On Leave After Internal Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Director On Leave After Internal Investigation

Chuck Totto has clashed repeatedly with Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration and his appointees on the commission.
Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

Emails show city officials held private meetings with Haseko Development to strategize a controversial zone change and even helped prepare testimony to the Planning Commission.
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