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Audit needed to fix problems at water board


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 05, 2013

~~<p>Bizarre monthly billings by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply have confounded residents with explanations that are inadequate. The apology, and remedies, offered by the board also have fallen short, and that's what makes a proposed city audit of the agency welcome.</p>
<p>As proposed by City Councilman Ron Menor, city Auditor Edwin Young would delve into billing problems that have been plaguing the water agency, a situation that spiked in spring. The audit should put on hold a second, more drastic measure: that a proposed City Charter amendment be placed on the 2014 ballot for voters to give the City Council final approval of the board's operating and capital improvement budgets.</p>
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Bizarre monthly billings by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply have confounded residents with explanations that are inadequate. The apology, and remedies, offered by the board also have fallen short, and that's what makes a proposed city audit of the agency welcome.

As proposed by City Councilman Ron Menor, city Auditor Edwin Young would delve into billing problems that have been plaguing the water agency, a situation that spiked in spring. The audit should put on hold a second, more drastic measure: that a proposed City Charter amendment be placed on the 2014 ballot for voters to give the City Council final approval of the board's operating and capital improvement budgets. Login for more...



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