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Honolulu City Council clears controversial Ala Wai plan

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 19

    Members of the Keahi family protested plans for the Ala Wai flood project at a town hall meeting at the Manoa Valley District Park. Kahealani Keahi, right, with her children Kaholi‘i, left, and Punohu. The family members farm kalo in the impacted watershed area.

The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday voted by a narrow 5-3 margin to approve a measure allowing Mayor Kirk Caldwell to move forward with the contentious $345 million Ala Wai flood mitigation project. Read more

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