Editorial | Off the News A little light on Council legal action Sept. 26, 2019 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! In recent months, the City Council approved a mysterious city Corporation Counsel request to pay a San Francisco law firm for consulting services described only as: “matters involving criminal law.” Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. In recent months, the City Council approved a mysterious city Corporation Counsel request to pay a San Francisco law firm for consulting services described only as: “matters involving criminal law.” Such a move is problematic as the public has a right to a basic understanding of how taxpayer dollars are being spent. Shining some much-needed light on the matter, Councilman Ron Menor said this week that consulting help is needed to sort out whether any government overreach occurred when the FBI seized city emails in connection with the corruption case centered around former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy prosecutor. Ige polls higher than Legislature Some legislators, especially those who openly campaigned against Gov. David Ige’s 2018 re-election, might well have been nodding I-told-you-so to Wednesday’s headline, “Ige’s job approval rating tanks amid TMT debacle.” But wait — voters think even less of legislators: Ige got a 35% approval rating and 56% disapproval, while the Legislature rated a dismal 27% approval and 51% disapproval. Seems as if folks should take matters into their own hands next year: Run for office, or at the very least, vote for change. Previous Story Letter: Rule-of-law alarms, for Hawaii and our nation Next Story Insurance for Hawaii’s reefs?