Posts Tagged ‘ County Council ’

2016 primary election results are referendum against Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Billy Kenoi is our State’s 2nd ever mayor to face criminal indictment. Former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi was indicted almost 40 years ago, but the indictment was dismissed when the chief prosecution witness refused to testify. Almost every candidate associated with Mayor Kenoi in the primary election on August 13, 2016 lost resoundingly, most of...
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Who Disciplines the Chief of Police in Kaua`i?

Who Disciplines the Chief of Police in Kaua`i?

There is nothing in the charter or Kaua`i County Code -- or for that matter state law -- regarding who has the authority to discipline or suspend the chief. This means that the county council can actually pass an ordinance regardless of whether the charter defines a specific power of the mayor or not.
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Kaua`i County Council Golfing Buddies Fall Down the 19th Hole

Kaua`i County Council Golfing Buddies Fall Down the 19th Hole

Back in the days of rampant resort development on Kaua`i– as if they ever ended– many of us thought that, in an attempt to keep it simple for voters, we should ask only one question of council candidates that year: “Do you play golf?” In the 1980’s and early 1990’s it seemed like every resort–...
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