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Hawaii’s business elites are lining up behind one of their own, giving him an edge on Councilwoman Pine and former Congresswoman Hanabusa.
The Honolulu mayor has far outpaced others who have lined up this far in advance.
Amemiya is getting out ahead of what could be a crowded field for Honolulu’s top job.
UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.
Incumbent Trevor Ozawa’s narrow victory over his challenger blocked the mayor from having a majority of allies on the City Council.
New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.
Dick Grimm, who worked at three local stations, would be the mayor’s sixth appointment to the seven-member board.
UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.
That would put Mayor Kirk Caldwell at $173,000 and the new police chief would receive $191,000.
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.
The former vicar general for the Catholic Church left his last government job after revelations of an affair with a parishioner.