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Letter: Don’t be misled about costs of operating rail

  • JAMM AQUINO / JUNE 2018

    Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell’s $2.83 billion operating budget proposal includes higher tax rates for owners of Oahu resort/hotel and higher-end resident “investment” properties, but the tax rate would stay the same for those who live in their own home.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation are lying to the public once again about rail when they claim that costs for operation and maintenance of rail will be covered by “a private entity” in some magical public-private partnership arrangement (“$2.8B budget calls for tax hikes on hotels, investment properties,” Star-Advertiser, March 2). Read more

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