Advocacy Updates

Resolution Allows Council Interaction To Investigate Rail Funding

City Council Resolution 16-255, introduced by Council Member Ikaika Anderson, would establish a group of council members to investigate funding for the Honolulu rail project by working with state, county and federal officials.

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Applicants Sought for City Appointed Positions

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his transition team are seeking energetic, self-motivated, high achievers with the desire to make a difference. Appointed positions are available including those within the administration, as well as those to fill various boards and commissions. 

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Draft Halawa Area TOD Plan Available for Review

The Department of Planning and Permitting held a third community meeting in Aiea to present the Public Review Draft of the Hālawa Area Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan, which plans for the area around the future Aloha Stadium rail station. The Public Review Draft is the result of two earlier community workshops, as well as a market analysis, resident survey and assessment of existing conditions. The plan was developed in coordination with state agencies that are studying options for stadium reconstruction or building a new stadium on the site, along with associated mixed-use development.

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$55M in GET collected for rail construction

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) received $55.1 million in General Excise and Use Tax (GET) surcharge revenue for the third quarter of calendar year 2016. The quarterly installment of GET surcharge revenue covers the months of July, August and September, and is about $4 million dollars less than was estimated for the quarter based on the project’s current financial plan. HART is presently updating the financial plan and project budget

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