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Kirk Caldwell

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Recycling Subsidy Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Recycling Subsidy

The subsidy is expected to cost taxpayers $600,000 and largely benefit one mainland company.
Another Ernie Martin Fundraiser Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Another Ernie Martin Fundraiser

Is it a sign that the Honolulu City Council chair will challenge Mayor Caldwell?
My Mayor, My Boss: Employees Contribute To Caldwell Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

My Mayor, My Boss: Employees Contribute To Caldwell Campaign

The Honolulu incumbent, still unopposed for re-election, also rakes in campaign donations from construction companies and developers.
Caldwell Signs Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Signs Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

The city's $6.6 billion commuter rail line, which is currently under construction, is already over budget and behind schedule.
Caldwell: Honolulu On Right Track In Tackling Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Honolulu On Right Track In Tackling Homelessness

The mayor said that the city’s homelessness initiatives are making a real difference for hundreds of homeless people.

Caldwell: Honolulu Would Be ‘Lolo’ To Imperil Its Federal Funds for Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Honolulu Would Be ‘Lolo’ To Imperil Its Federal Funds for Rail

The mayor said he wants the council to act quickly to bail out the cash-strapped project, but his political rival says there are still too many questions.
Kirk Caldwell’s Many ‘Tokens of Aloha’ Came From Influential Parties John Hook/Civil Beat

Kirk Caldwell’s Many ‘Tokens of Aloha’ Came From Influential Parties

Honolulu's mayor gets many small gifts from individuals with interest in city business. Municipal ethics rules don't seem to prohibit the largesse.
Caldwell: Honolulu to Resume ‘Phased Enforcement’ at Kakaako Encampment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Honolulu to Resume ‘Phased Enforcement’ at Kakaako Encampment

The first action will come after Labor Day and is expected to displace about 25 people. Officials are looking to ensure they'll have shelter space to move into.
Honolulu Ethics Commission Needs to Scrap Its New Anti-Media Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Commission Needs to Scrap Its New Anti-Media Policy

The actions of the Ethics Commission ought to be above the appearance of political interference. Its new policy leaves exactly the opposite impression.
Hawaii Charge Card Scandal Prompts Honolulu to Release Info on Its Cards Flickr: Andres Rueda

Hawaii Charge Card Scandal Prompts Honolulu to Release Info on Its Cards

Mayor Kirk Caldwell doesn't have a charge card, but hundreds of city employees do.
Curt Sanburn: Kirk Caldwell’s Designs on the Blaisdell Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Curt Sanburn: Kirk Caldwell’s Designs on the Blaisdell Center

Honolulu's mayor is reimagining the old place 50 years after it opened as a war memorial.
Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems

In his State of the City address, the Honolulu mayor emphasized infrastructure progress while pressing for more money to fund the troubled rail project.
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