We got a tip from someone at the meeting, and KITV had a full report on its 10 o’clock news last night. It’s worth clicking over to watch video of what transpired.
It isn’t Berg’s first run-in with the police since he was elected. In November, HPD video was released showing a belligerent Berg arguing with APEC security. A police report said he smelled of alcohol and appeared drunk.
Berg sent an email this morning explaining yesterday’s incident:
Because it is imperative that transparency and clarity be made available to all taxpayers in the City & County of Honolulu and this has always been a contentious issue, I may have been a bit more animated than I should have and it was not my intention yesterday to irritate any city council members during a committee meeting. When I insisted upon some honest discussion and answers about how the iwi situation will be handled and why the costs for land acquisitions have gone up three times- from $90 million to nearly $300 million, it was misconstrued as being disruptive. …
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