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City must clear air on ethical issues involving ORI funds


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013

~~<p>The city has offered to reimburse $1.88 million to the federal housing agency that demanded return of $7.9 million in grants given to a Wahiawa nonprofit organization. Of course, giving up less than the full $7.9 million would be helpful to Honolulu taxpayers, and the city is right to pursue all acceptable avenues to ease the sting of full repayment.</p>
<p>Nonetheless, it won't settle the disturbing cloud over the city's credibility in handling federal grants.</p>
~~

The city has offered to reimburse $1.88 million to the federal housing agency that demanded return of $7.9 million in grants given to a Wahiawa nonprofit organization. Of course, giving up less than the full $7.9 million would be helpful to Honolulu taxpayers, and the city is right to pursue all acceptable avenues to ease the sting of full repayment.

Nonetheless, it won't settle the disturbing cloud over the city's credibility in handling federal grants. Login for more...



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