Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Honolulu City Council Reorganization for 2011 Council Term

According to a press release posted on the Honolulu City Council's web site, the council will be organized as follows for the 2011 council term, which begins January 3, 2011:
  • Budget Committee: Ernest Y. Martin, Chair (C) and Tulsi Gabbard-Tamayo, Vice Chair (VC)
  • Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee: Romy M. Cachola (C) and Breene Y. Harimoto (VC)
  • Parks and Human Services Committee: Council District I (C) and J. Ikaika Anderson (VC)
  • Planning Committee: Ann Kobayashi (C) and Council District I (VC)
  • Public Works and Sustainability Committee: Stanley Chang (C) and Ann Kobayashi (VC)
  • Safety, Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee: Tulsi Gabbard-Tamayo (C) and Stanley Chang (VC)
  • Transportation and Transit Planning Committee: Breene V. Harimoto (C) and Ernest Y. Martin (VC)
  • Zoning Committee: J. Ikaika Anderson (C) and Romy M. Cachola (VC)
  • Committee of the Whole: Nestor R. Garcia (C) and Breene V. Harimoto (VC)
Council District I has not yet been filled. It was vacated by Todd Apo, who resigned in November for a position with Disney’s Aulani Resort at Ko Olina. Giving up their seats on the Council are Reed Matsuura (temporarily seated in former Councilman Dela Cruz's seat; Dela Cruz recently won a state senate seat), Lee D. Donohue (temporarily filled the vacancy created when Charles Djou won the special congressional election in May), Rod Tam (termed out), and Gary H. Okino (termed out).

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