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Honolulu Mayor Race Heads to Runoff Election

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Commentary: High rail costs due to economics and court delays says the Mayor.
Ok HART, please post the detailed explanation that the $1.5 billion increase in rail costs are due to economics and court delays. Where are the actual dollar amounts that show that the economics and court delays adding up to $1.5 billion. True, economics and court delays contributed to the higher rail costs, but NOT to the tune of a billion and a half dollars. Show us the money and where it was spent.

(Source: KITV)


A runoff election will decide Honolulu’s mayoral race after the incumbent and challenger did not garner the majority vote needed to win.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell came in first place at 44.6 percent of the vote.

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou took a close second with 43.7 percent of votes cast.

The two candidates are headed for a Nov. 8 runoff election.

Former Mayor Peter Carlisle took 9.4 percent of the vote.

Caldwell has been facing criticism over the city’s rail project.

Costs have climbed billions higher than originally estimated and Djou opposes a tax extension to fund the difference.

Caldwell attributes the price increases to economics and court delays.




Lance Luke has been in the construction industry for over 35 years. He is a former general contractor and worked as a construction and project manager for real estate development companies. Currently he owns an independent construction management company and is a sought out speaker and trainer for his expertise in the field. His expertise lends to a wealth of understanding of the current HART rails project.

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