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Kirk Caldwell

The Struggle For Power In Honolulu Is Coming To A Head Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Struggle For Power In Honolulu Is Coming To A Head

New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.

Honolulu’s Share Of The Bill For Rail Just Got $54 Million Bigger Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Share Of The Bill For Rail Just Got $54 Million Bigger

At a budget preview Friday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell acknowledged the city will have to cover more of the project’s cost.

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground

A City Council committee agrees to incentives for developers, but hesitates to impose requirements to build affordable units.
Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission City and County of Honolulu

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Dick Grimm, who worked at three local stations, would be the mayor’s sixth appointment to the seven-member board.

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

A 2016 study found the city had the 11th-worst roads among large urban areas, and residents pay more than the national average for related car repairs.

 

Neal Milner: Trump, Caldwell And Ige Took Different Paths To Unpopularity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Trump, Caldwell And Ige Took Different Paths To Unpopularity

The president, the mayor and the governor have divergent stories, but they’ve ended up in the same political place: the dumps.

Mayor Caldwell Sells $72,000 Of Territorial Bank Stock

Mayor Caldwell Sells $72,000 Of Territorial Bank Stock

Honolulu’s mayor also serves as a board director for the parent company of the Honolulu-based bank.

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii

The Honolulu mayor has a dismal approval rating, and the city’s $10 billion rail project is probably to blame.

HART Takes Its Train Out For A Test Drive Along The Rail Guideway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Takes Its Train Out For A Test Drive Along The Rail Guideway

Mayor Caldwell: Someday the controversy over funding the project will be forgotten and people will “just be grateful it was done.”

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

That would put Mayor Kirk Caldwell at $173,000 and the new police chief would receive $191,000.

Honolulu Rail: Caldwell’s Lack Of Leadership Is A Continuing Problem Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail: Caldwell’s Lack Of Leadership Is A Continuing Problem

Mayor Kirk Caldwell should be working to pull people together to solve the rail issue. Instead, he’s pointing fingers — and not at himself.

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs

Caldwell proposes increases in Oahu’s fuel tax, vehicle weight tax and parking fees to show the city has “skin in the game.”

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