UPDATED Bill's backers say businesses need help keeping sidewalks clear for commerce.
Updated Council member says proposal for steeper, 24-hour parking meter fees will not pass.
Civil Beat review shows problems with disclosures of business interests, real estate investments.
City Council and administration still $20 million apart on proposed spending for roads next year.
UPDATED 5:19 p.m. Light, medium or heavy rail? Mayors show unity, don't agree on union deal.
City Council proposes more capital spending than in mayor's budget plan.
Civil Beat survey finds concern about Garcia's failure to disclose outside job.
UPDATED: 3:09 p.m. Mayor disappointed by low voter turnout in District 1; Security problem in Honolulu Hale fountain; City IT director happy with controversial company; Incoming City Council members who won in November sworn in.
Lingle transmits outside rail review to city leaders, incoming governor; Makakilo/Kapolei Neighborhood Board meeting erupts into a "circus'" November and December pack a holiday-furlough punch.