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  1. 1. The List: Contributors to Mayor's Transition Committee Revealed - Hono... 1 of 5 http://m.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/05/20579-the-list-contributors-to... SUBSCRIBER-SUPPORTED JOURNALISM! cthlecet@hawaii.rr.com Tweet Sign Out 0 By Nick Grube Like 0 Send 12/05/2013 Donors to Mayor Kirk Caldwell's transition committee which raised $400,000 for an inauguration party and to help install him in office had significant business interests with the city, according to a list of the donors released Wednesday by the Honolulu Ethics Commission. Photos8.com Some donors, who were implicated in an ethics investigation of the committee, also included registered lobbyists and cabinet members Carolee Kubo and Chris Takashige. An Oct. 18 Ethics Commission opinion cleared Caldwell of any wrongdoing as it relates to the city’s gift policy, saying he couldn’t have known who was donating to his transition committee. But that same opinion also called for an overhaul of the ethics code to provide safeguards related to inaugural transition committees to prevent any appearances of impropriety in the future. Civil Beat had asked for the names of 25 donors the commission found had given $127,000 that was questionable under city ethics law. Initially, Ethics Commission Executive Director Chuck Totto withheld the names because he was unclear about whether it was public information. On Wednesday, the commission voted to release the list of donors. In all, there were 102 donors to the transition committee, and names on the list include some of the most well-known and influential individuals and businesses in Hawaii. Some unions also gave money to the transition team Here’s a list of the 25 donors the Ethics Commission pointed out in its opinion: Donor Amount 57 Builders LTD $1,000 Aina Nui Corp. $10,000 Alexander & Baldwin LLC $10,000 Carlsmith Ball LLP $5,000 Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc. $10,000 CH2M Hill, Inc. $10,000 12/5/2013 8:51 AM
  2. 2. The List: Contributors to Mayor's Transition Committee Revealed - Hono... 2 of 5 Donor Amount Pam Gomes $300 Jon Gomes Development LLC $500 Grace Pacific Corp. $10,000 Group 70 International, Inc. $5,000 Hawaii Electric Company, Inc. $5,000 Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. $5,000 Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. $5,000 HDR Engineering, Inc. $15,000 Clarence Kido $250 Carolee Kubo $500 Randy Leong $25 Mitsunaga & Associates, Inc. $10,000 Lori Morita $150 Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. $10,000 Chris Takashige $500 Nicolette Takashige $100` The Limtiaco Consulting Group $5,000 Watanabe Ing LLP $5,000 Yogi Kwong Engineers LLC http://m.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/05/20579-the-list-contributors-to... $5,000 You can find the entire list of donors here: Mtc deposit summary as of 5 24-2013 (1) from Civil Beat DISCUSSION: Should the city pursue new rules to provide better oversight of inaugural transition committees? Tweet 0 Like 0 Send Discussion 12/5/2013 8:51 AM
  3. 3. The List: Contributors to Mayor's Transition Committee Revealed - Hono... 3 of 5 http://m.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/05/20579-the-list-contributors-to... Add a comment... Bryan Mick · Top Commenter · Works at City and County of Honolulu I wonder if people would prefer that tax money be used for inauguration events? Reply · 1 · Like · about an hour ago Lee Mossman · University of Hawaii Not me. If they want to give him a party it's cool w/ me! btw...I wouldn't go to his and wouldn't want him at mine! lol Reply · Like · 7 minutes ago Keiki O Kaaina · Top Commenter · Honolulu, Hawaii MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL SAID HE DOESN'T KNOW THEM. DID HE SAY IT UNDER OATH? TIME TO IMPEACH THE LIAR MAYOR. I google the first donor. Who wants to google the second one? Donor Amount 57 Builders LTD $1,000. 57 Builders Ltd. gets Ewa Beach fire station contract - Pacific... www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories /2010/08/30/daily47.html Sep 3, 2010 - The City and County of Honolulu has awarded a contract to 57 Builders Ltd. to build a fire station in Ewa Beach. The Ocean Pointe Fire Station... Aina Nui Corp. $10,000 Alexander & Baldwin LLC $10,000. Carlsmith Ball LLP $5,000.... See More Reply · Like · 2 hours ago Agnes Pueo · Top Commenter · Hilo High School money money money. Reply · Like · 2 hours ago Facebook social plugin Have feedback? Suggestions? Email Us! 12/5/2013 8:51 AM
  4. 4. The List: Contributors to Mayor's Transition Committee Revealed - Hono... 4 of 5 http://m.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/12/05/20579-the-list-contributors-to... ANNOUNCEMENTS About the Author Nick Grube Reporter Articles / Nick Grube Topics / Nick Grube Thank you for subscribing to Honolulu Civil Beat! Because of your support, we are able to continue to provide quality, in-depth investigative reporting. - Your Team At Civil Beat Media Related Content Articles Ethics Probe into Honolulu Mayor Sparks Talk of Reform Recommended Content 12/5/2013 8:51 AM
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