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Honolulu Council Chair Tommy Waters to reject 3% raise

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ JUNE 7
                                In a written statement to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Chair Tommy Waters said in advance of the commission’s final salary recommendations for fiscal year 2025, to be presented on April 23, that he’ll give back any approved raise for his seat.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ JUNE 7

    In a written statement to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Chair Tommy Waters said in advance of the commission’s final salary recommendations for fiscal year 2025, to be presented on April 23, that he’ll give back any approved raise for his seat.

The Council chair’s post — which in 2023 saw a 60% pay bump, to $123,292 annually, up from $76,968 — is currently proposed to have its pay boosted to $126,712. Read more

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