Archive for February 2013

Cindi Oi on Mayor’s Proposed Road Budget, with Response from Ross Sasamura

Cindi Oi on Mayor's Proposed Road Budget, with Response from Ross Sasamura

Under the Sun by Cindy Oi, Honolulu StarAdvertiser – Feb 28, 2013 (subscription required) followed by a response from Ross Sasamura, Director of facilities maintenance, City and County of Honolulu. Full text of the Cindy Oi’s column is shown below: Producers for Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s news conference this […]

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Repairing Roads Worth the Costs

Repairing Roads Worth the Costs

Our View by the Editors of the Honolulu StarAdvertiser – Feb 27, 2013 (subscription required).  full text of the editorial is shown below: Fiscal policies are changing significantly from former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle to new Mayor Kirk Caldwell, but that doesn’t mean extravagant. Carlisle scorned the […]

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Compilation: City Unveils 5-year Plan to Improve Oahu’s Roads

Compilation: City Unveils 5-year Plan to Improve Oahu's Roads

As reported in the Honolulu StarAdvertiser, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other city leaders Monday urged unprecedented spending to repave the city’s most damaged and degraded streets through the next five years.  The $150 million Caldwell and the City Council propose for street repaving next fiscal year would […]

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Manhole Covers Stolen from Makiki Work Site

Manhole Covers Stolen from Makiki Work Site

Grace Pacific crews were hard at work tearing up Dominis Street in Makiki and repaving the busy road.  Part of that includes removing the manhole covers while the work is being done.  They were placed on the adjacent area off the road.  On Tuesday, several of those […]

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Blog: Asphalt is an Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Solution by John Keating

Blog: Asphalt is an Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Solution by John Keating

At NAPA’s recent Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Jim Collins emphasized that we all need to face “the brutal facts” as we make decisions about our businesses. He spoke of explorers in Antarctica whose choices make the difference between life and death, and compared them to business leaders […]

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Compilation: State Embarks on Projects to Resurface Highways and Freeways

Compilation:  State Embarks on Projects to Resurface Highways and Freeways

KITV4 we asked which roads on Oahu are in the worst shape, and viewers responded by the dozens.  Visit the following links to see what the viewers had to say and how government agencies responded: Worst roads: State embarks on projects to resurface highways and freeways  (2/13 KITV4) […]

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Compilation: Latest Caldwell Administration Nominees

Compilation: Latest Caldwell Administration Nominees

Latest Caldwell administration nominees are: David Arakawa – Corporation Counsel George Atta – Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting Gerald Saito – Director of the Department of Enterprise Services Toni Robinson – Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation All four nominations are subject […]

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Honolulu’s Horrible Roads Need Swift Funding, Action

Honolulu's Horrible Roads Need Swift Funding, Action

A Facebook friend described a recent 4,000-mile driving trip on the mainland and reached the conclusion of many from Hawaii after such travels: “It suddenly occurred to me with shocking clarity that not once did we encounter more potholes anywhere on the mainland than I bounced over […]

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Compilation: Oahu’s Worst Roads by KITV4

Compilation:  Oahu's Worst Roads by KITV4

KITV4 is asking their viewers where are the worst roads on Oahu?  Their viewers know because you drive on those roads everyday.  The question was posed on February 2, 2013 and there were follow-up stories.  Please see links below: Where are the worst roads on Oahu? (2/4 […]

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