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Ethics Commission backs director on budget plan

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 19, 2013

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">The seven-member Hono&shy;lulu Ethics Commission voted unanimously Monday to back a request by Executive Director Chuck Totto to fire off a letter to Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration, essentially urging city officials to retain the agency's budget request despite the objections of the Department of Corporation Counsel.</span></p>
<p>Totto has been exchanging verbal barbs with Corporation Counsel Donna Leong about how much authority her agency can exert on the budget of the quasi-independent commission.</p>
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The seven-member Hono­lulu Ethics Commission voted unanimously Monday to back a request by Executive Director Chuck Totto to fire off a letter to Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration, essentially urging city officials to retain the agency's budget request despite the objections of the Department of Corporation Counsel.

Totto has been exchanging verbal barbs with Corporation Counsel Donna Leong about how much authority her agency can exert on the budget of the quasi-independent commission. Login for more...



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