City Asks Voters: Have a HART?

Voters’ decisions on six charter amendment questions will shape the way Honolulu manages its operations. The first ballot question has generated the most attention because it pertains to the city’s rail transit plan.

The amendment would create a semi-autonomous agency that would have the power to set fares, buy and sell land, make contracts and issue revenue bonds pertaining to the rail project. Critics argue that the agency would have too much independence from the City Council.

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