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Evaluation of HART CEO Andrew Robbins begins

  • BRUCE ASATO / 2017

    Andrew Robbins, executive director and chief executive officer of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, at a press conference at the mayor’s office in Honolulu. A HART committee on Friday began discussing a one-year evaluation for Robbins.

A Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation committee Friday began discussing a one-year evaluation for Executive Director Andrew Robbins.

After meeting behind closed doors for about an hour, the HART Human Resources Committee will take up the subject again at its Oct. 31 meeting.

Hoyt Zia, Human Resources Committee chairman, said his group is hoping to complete its work and recommend an action to the full HART board in time for its Nov. 15 meeting, although he did not rule out that it could take longer.

At his hire in summer 2017, Robbins was given a three-year contract that runs through Sept. 4, 2020. The contract’s base salary of $317,000 makes his the highest-paying post in city government. (The city’s second-highest-paid employee is Dr. Christopher Happy, chief medical examiner.)

Robbins’ contract also calls for a $55,000 annual housing allowance and a $7,200 a year transportation allowance.

Additionally, the contract states that the board also has the discretion to give Robbins an annual, performance-based salary adjustment of up to 3.5 percent, “subject to the availability of funds.” The contract further allows for Robbins to receive a bonus of up to 15 percent of the base salary if the board believes he has met or exceeded previously established performance metrics.

At Friday’s meeting, Honolulu Rate Commissioner Barbra Armentrout praised Robbins’ performance in his first year.

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