Carroll and callers talk about the nuts and bolts of local politics, including taxes, a bill regarding FOIA vexatious requests, cost of living, and a dysfunctional government. Discussion includes comments about politicians, political parties, and what to do to fix the problems. Something needs to change. Perhaps the current government, particularly
Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell, is the problem and needs to be replaced.
The vexation bill, introduced by Representative Scott Saiki, will limit some people's rights to public records. What constitutes, and who determines, what a vexatious request is? A response to a request for information must be completed within 10 days, but there are already several delaying tactics. One such delay may be caused when requests are referred to the Attorney General's
office. Denied requests can be appealed to the Office of Information Practices, but that will probably delay the request past the time it is even needed. Carroll gives us examples of several other delaying tactics. Yes, a few people may be truly vexatious, but this bill will affect much more than that. We need an open, transparent government, not more rules. Call Representative Saiki at 808-586-8485, or email email@example.com,
and tell him what you think of House Bill 1518.
The nuts and bolts
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Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.
Link here to a list of his shows. They can also be viewed
on Olelo video on demand.
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