Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.
As the city’s top official leaves office, we look back at the ups and downs of the Caldwell era.
Voters have cooled on U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, too. But Lt. Gov. Josh Green is very popular.
The mayor made at least $342,070 last year between his city job and other income.
But there is much to be done to ensure the planning and permitting process remains satisfactory to all stakeholders.
Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.
While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.
UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.