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MAYOR PETER CARLISLE DISCUSSES THE NEW ‘COMPLETE STREETS’ BILL FOR SAFETY, ACCESSIBILITY

I am proud to report that on Friday, May 25, I had the privilege of signing into law Bill 26 to establish a “Complete Streets” policy for the City and County of Honolulu. The Complete Streets program will improve transportation … Continue reading

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Carlisle Declared Winner of First Televised Debate!

Hawaii News Now has declared Mayor Peter Carlisle as the winner of Wednesday (May 23, 2012) debate against challengers Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell.  The public was invited to participate in a web poll while viewing the debate.  During the … Continue reading

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Mayor Carlisle Signs Council Bill 10

Mayor Peter Carlisle today signed Bill 10 into law banning the distribution of plastic bags by retailers effective July 1, 2015.  A plastic bag is defined as “a bag that is made from nonbiodegradable plastic, and is not specifically designed … Continue reading

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Mayor Peter Carlisle in the First Mayoral Debate

On Wednesday, May 2, Mayor Peter Carlisle spoke at the first mayoral debate of the season, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and attended by 150 local business leaders. (Note:  ’Olelo will broadcast the debate on several occasions … Continue reading

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MY CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT AGRICULTURE

During the time I have served as your Mayor, it has been an exciting time for agriculture. Farmers’ priorities and the policy changes necessary to address them were identified and the steps for mapping important agricultural lands have been initiated. … Continue reading

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SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL SUPPORTING HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT

On Thursday, April 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a bill that would provide $250 million for the Honolulu Rail Transit project. The full committee voted 28 to 1 in support of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development … Continue reading

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SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL SUPPORTING HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT

On Thursday, April 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a bill that would provide $250 million for the Honolulu Rail Transit project. The full committee voted 28 to 1 in support of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development … Continue reading

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HART CEO PROMISES MORE TRANSPARENCY

On Tuesday, April 10, Daniel Grabauskas, the new executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), promised greater transparency for the Honolulu rail transit project. “Transparency and a culture of openness are among my top goals,” … Continue reading

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CITY SMARTPHONE APPS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION USE INCREASING

            The City Department of Information Technology (DIT) partnered with local developers to enhance public service by providing key information to campers, bus riders, and those interested in reporting problems to the City. On Monday, April 9, the City reported … Continue reading

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HONOLULU ZOO ACCREDITATION RENEWED

On Monday, April 9, Mayor Peter Carlisle announced that the Honolulu Zoo’s accreditation has been renewed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the nation’s leading accrediting organization for zoos and aquariums. The AZA accredits only institutions that have achieved rigorous standards … Continue reading

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