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Water works watch

Oahu’s Board of Water Supply works to repair a leaky past, as new leadership taps higher water rates for consumers but turns off lobbying excesses

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 08, 2012

~~<p>Five City Council members signed onto bold legislation in January that would yank the Honolulu Board of Water Supply from its semi-autonomous power and ask voters this year to place it under control of the city&rsquo;s executive branch.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The point was to get the discussion going about what happened to their $80 million surplus, etc., and what about all those fluff expenses,&rdquo; said Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, who sponsored the resolution. She was referring to a large carryover of funds from 1998 to 2005, cited by a report by the city auditor.</p>
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Five City Council members signed onto bold legislation in January that would yank the Honolulu Board of Water Supply from its semi-autonomous power and ask voters this year to place it under control of the city’s executive branch.

“The point was to get the discussion going about what happened to their $80 million surplus, etc., and what about all those fluff expenses,” said Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, who sponsored the resolution. She was referring to a large carryover of funds from 1998 to 2005, cited by a report by the city auditor. Login for more...



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