Hawaii's Open Records Law Applies to You, Too, Honolulu

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. 09/20/10

It’s official: the names of City & County of Honolulu employees are a matter of public record — not just their salaries and job titles.

Cathy Takase, acting director of the state Office of Information Practices, confirmed that fact late Wednesday.

Civil Beat has been requesting and publishing the names, salaries and positions of public employees as part of an examination of public spending and in an effort to make government more transparent. On Aug. 20, we submitted a request to the city under the state’s open records law for the names, salaries and positions of the city’s approximately 8,000 employees.

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