Why the People Should Vote on Oahus Rail Issue
|Why the People Should Vote on Oahu's Rail IssueBy Charles Djou
These are the remarks made by City Councilmember Charles Djou at last week's council meeting on July 23, 2008 relating to Resolution 08-1...
Posted by Charles Djou on Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:53:00 PST
You Have a Right to Know How Your Tax Money is Spent
|You Have a Right to Know How Your Tax Money is Spent
You've probably heard, read, or seen a number of ads recently touting the City's proposed steel-on-steel rail transit system. These ad...
Posted by Charles Djou on Wed, 02 Jul 2008 06:55:00 PST
Enough! Time to Control City Spending
|Enough! Time to Control City Spending
Giving a teenager your credit card with no limit is a dangerous act because the spender does not have to bear the consequences of paying for the spending. T...
Posted by Charles Djou on Sat, 12 Apr 2008 07:37:00 PST
Death of Ethics Reform
|Death of Ethics Reform
An ethical and honest government that the people trust is the fundamental foundation of a democracy. Politicians can always speak about new visions for major projects and ...
Posted by Charles Djou on Sat, 12 Apr 2008 07:34:00 PST
We Need Curbside Recycling Now
|We Need Curbside Recycling Now
Over 20 years ago, Mayor Frank Fasi launched a pilot curbside recycling program in Kailua. A few years ago, Mayor Jeremy Harris launched a similar pilo...
Posted by Charles Djou on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 02:17:00 PST
Everyone Will Pay for the Commercial Property Tax Increase
|Everyone Will Pay for the Commercial Property Tax IncreaseThis year, after years of soaring property valuation increases, the Honolulu City Council recently voted to finally decrease the residential r...
Posted by Charles Djou on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 02:33:00 PST
Limit Real Property Tax Increases
|Limit Real Property Tax IncreasesEvery new year brings new promise, but for Oahu residents, 2007 has also unfortunately brought a raft of new taxes. Since the start of the New Year, the Cit...
Posted by Charles Djou on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 02:25:00 PST
Reflect and Remember Our Veterans
|Reflect and Remember Our VeteransAs we close out another holiday season, it is often easy to forget that thousands of Hawaii families are without a loved one this year because of military service and ...
Posted by Charles Djou on Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:58:00 PST