In 2010, Mayor Peter Carlisle reappointed Tanoue, who’d originally taken over DPP under Mufi Hannemann two years earlier. Here are a couple of Civil Beat articles to read as you reflect on the David Tanoue era:Planning Director Hasn’t Opposed a Major Project Will Green Light for Tanoue Be Green Light for Developers?
Here’s a photo of Tanoue testifying before a Honolulu City Council committee, alongside Carlisle, in November 2010.
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Hawaii And FBI Gun Database
Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere in the country.
Sports Authority Closing All Stores
The 463-store chain announced it is completely shutting down. It operates eight stores in Hawaii, including four on Oahu.
Big Rise In Oahu Condo Prices
The median price of Oahu condos rose 5.1 percent last month compared to a year ago, driven mostly by an 19.8 percent increase in the Ala Moana-Kakaako area, according to data from the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
We might spend about $1.74 billion less in local funds by dismantling the project instead of completing it. But that could prove costly in other ways.