New City Council resolutions urge Mayor Harris to not begin $6.1 million reconstruction of Natatorium

In a move to halt the $6.1 million “patch up” renovation of the Natatorium seawalls and pool deck, the Honolulu City Council has introduced two resolutions that would urge the Harris administration to not break ground on this unpopular and unnecessary construction project. Public Hearing Now Set for Wednesday September 22, 2004 The Honolulu City Council will hear testimony and vote on the resolutions next Wednesday on September 22, 2004. If you can attend the hearing and lend moral s
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Harris wants pool restored

Honolulu Advertiser Dingeman Robbie Staff Advertiser Final Mayor testifies legal delays led him to scale back Natatorium project By Robbie Dingeman, ADVERTISER CITY HALL WRITER Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris testified in state court yesterday that his goal is to restore the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium saltwater pool even though he has ordered work on the pool canceled. Early this month, Harris said he was canceling the part of the contract relating to the pool while moving forward with the ren
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Harris to testify for Natatorium

Honolulu Advertiser Dingeman Robbie Staff Advertiser Final Judge rules mayor must answer questions By Robbie Dingeman, ADVERTISER CITY HALL WRITER Mayor Jeremy Harris will take the stand in state court next week to answer questions about his plans to restore the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Circuit Judge Gary W.B. Chang yesterday ordered Harris to testify, granting a request by the Kaimana Beach Coalition, a group that opposes Harris’ restoration plans. City attorneys had fought the ef
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Natatorium foes subpoena officials

Honolulu Advertiser Mayor Jeremy Harris and seven member of ths Honolulu City Council have been subpoenaed by opponents of the Waikiki Natatorium restoration plan. The Kaimana Beach Coalition also has subpoenaed several city and state department heads to testify at a court hearing beginning Friday. The coalition is seeking an injunction to prevent city officials from proceeding with construction on the natatorium project. On July 1, Circuit Judge Gail Nakatani issued a restraining order preventi
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Mayor backstrokes on pool

Honolulu Advertiser Dingeman Robbie Staff Advertiser Final Natatorium plan downscaled to facade, restrooms By Robbie Dingeman, ADVERTISER CAPITOL BUREAU Mayor Jeremy Harris and the City Council backed away from the full reconstruction of the saltwater pool at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium yesterday, and now hope to press forward with restoration of the arch, facade and restrooms. Harris and Councilmen Duke Bainum and Andy Mirikitani announced that they have agreed to hold off rebuilding th
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