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New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.
A lot of drivers live on the Leeward Coast, where incomes are generally lower and driving distances are longer.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said the developer needs to address concerns about a planned separate entrance to the lower-cost rental units.
Burning more discards could save money as recycling gets more expensive, but environmentalists say it’s the cost of caring for the planet.
Three Honolulu City Council bills would further restrict where homeless people can be. Critics say that would worsen the problem.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine is also still pushing a measure to ban plastic foam takeout containers.
Honolulu City Council members hear ideas for employing the homeless and getting “free labor” from court-ordered workers.
Police Commission Chairman Max Sword refuses to answer questions from council members who want to know if they get final say on any payout.