Wow! What a finish — a 47-vote spread between Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters in the race for Honolulu City Council. That’s out of a almost $32,700 votes cast. It’s interesting to note there were 4,451 blank votes (12%). It just goes to show that every vote does count. I’ll continue to attend council meetings and testify on a wide range of issues.
You may recall one of the things I said we need to do is review the entire real property tax system. The 2014 Real Property Tax Advisory Commission had its last meeting of the year yesterday. This is a good start. They made several recommendations that I support. Chair Martin said the report wouldn’t “sit on the shelf” like the prior report, and that they would be drafting legislation based on the report. I look forward to that. Here’s the most recent draft: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-153183/dspage07014491450207921423.pdf.
You may have noticed it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been studying for the Certified Fraud Examiner’s test, so I can become a CFE. My goal is to take the exam by the end of the year. Recommended study time is about 64 hours, so I’ll be taking a little break from this blog until the beginning of next year. If something comes up that you think I should know about, however, please contact me. Aloha for now.