Federal officials tell Honolulu to raise rail project price
HONOLULU — Federal officials have told the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation that it needs to raise the price tag for construction of the 20-mile (32-kilometer) rail project by $134 million.
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If that corrupt Mayor Kirk Chadwell is so adamant in having taxpayers foot another multi-million bill for that useless money drain pit Rail, then why don’t he personally take care of that problem he created by paying his fair share of property taxes? He lives in a Historic residence, so pays minimal taxes, works as a civil employee for the City making as much as the governor, works part time as a bank CEO for $200,000 a year, gets extra bonus for every bank loan he writes to Rail contractors, which is a possible conflict of interest the FBI may be interested in investigation.
Just wait until the Rail construction gets to the down town area where electrical, sewer, water, cable, and business will likely suffer massive losses along with daily public services being interrupted causing additional losses in tax revenue that this corrupt mayor wants taxpayers to foot the oncoming additional taxes to cover these losses so that now instead of the $8 billion dollar price tag, Rail now is projected to cost $10 billion.
Now considering Big Island’s request for another $850 million for lava damages and the State and County pension shortfall of $12.9 billion, taxpayers are in for a surprise and you should seriously think about not voting for the same crooks come this November election for the exact same business as usual, more taxes. Better just vote for any opposition than the same crooks in office, get rid of them NOW
This “rail” project is rapidly turning into the “shaft” project. As Ross Perot would have described it, “A giant sucking sound”. 8.3 billion could have been spent more wisely for schools, teacher’s pay, low income housing, cluster communities, roads and parks.