Honolulu Council District 1 Candidates On The Issues

Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

The race to represent District 1 on the Honolulu City Council promises to be one of the most exciting this year.

There have already been two public forums, and the pool of five candidates angling for the seat is the largest of all the council races and larger even than the highly anticipated mayoral election.

Some of the faces you'll know, and others might be new to you. To help you figure out who deserves your vote, today Civil Beat unveils our questionnaire — the same one we sent to candidates for all five City Council races this year. This article compares the responses from Tom Berg; E.J. Delacruz; Mel Kahele; Kymberly Pine and Alex Santiago. We'll have similar packages each day this week.

The survey asked the candidates to explain their positions on 10 major issues facing the city, including rail, landfills and taxes. You can find links to the candidates' full responses at the bottom of this article.

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