Joey Manahan

Casey Harlow / HPR

A Honolulu City Council committee kicks off a review of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's multi-billion dollar budget plan on Thursday as the threat of the coronavirus pandemic looms. Caldwell is proposing a $2.98 billion operating budget and $1.27 billion capital improvements budget for fiscal year 2021.

Casey Harlow/HPR

A bill banning single-use plastic items on Oahu has been moved back to a City Council committee for more discussion but that’s not stopping business owners from wanting a statewide approach to the issue. 

Department of Environmental Services

The city Department of Environmental Services is fine-tuning its bulky item pickup pilot program following complaints islandwide that mounds of trash have been collecting on the streets.

Mayor Caldwell Vetoes Latest Sit and Lie Bill

May 21, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Honolulu’s Mayor vetoed his first bill today, which was aimed at broadening the Sit and Lie Ordinance in effect for Waikiki, Chinatown and the Downtown Business District.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.