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                                                                                                                                                                                          THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  KWAI 1080 AM




   SUNDAY, December 24, 2017


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    December 24, 2017,   Honolulu, Hawaii.  

    Carroll reflects on a year of government promises, failures,  and lies.   He talks about how decisions, good and bad,  ripple through the fabric of our country,  causing problems with the economy, infrastructure, the environment, homelessness, and people's lives.       

    Hawaii has the highest per capita homeless rate in the nation, yet we have a 20 billion dollar rail project in the works.   How many more homeless will there be when our taxes go up to pay for it?   How many other failed projects have we seen?   How many infrastructure problems have we seen, and will continue to see,  due to lack of maintenance?   How much of our environment has been damaged and lost due to a lack of care?

    The second hour a caller discusses the bus fare increase, the Handi-Van, and the bad service.

    Carroll then gives an update from his 12/10/17 show regarding  a DLNR state contract for developing a master plan for Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor won by State Senator Donovan Dela Cruz's company, DTL, Ltd.     Dela Cruz says he owns 10 percent of the company,  makes between $50,000 and $100,000 annually, and is not working on the Ala Wai project.     Is it acceptable for a state senator to own and work for a company that gets a state contract?   

    The contract, issued by the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation,  was for $99,885.  The selection committee reported to DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case that they had selected consultants for Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Master Plan and the scope of the work was to prepare a master plan, including public outreach and infrastructure assessment planning, for the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor.  The type of consultant required was for outreach, planning and engineering.  The estimated fee was $300,000.  The committee recommended consultants in this order:  1.  DTL LLC,   2.  Group 70 International,   3.  AECOM Technical Services, Inc.  The contract was approved by Suzanne Case.  The three people on the selection committee were Edward R. Underwood, Finn D. McCall and Dana K. Yoshimura.

    We will have more, but for the time being, the question is, why did the selection committee select DTL, LLC for a bid of $99,985 when the work was estimated to be $300,000.   Was the $99,985 issued to circumvent the procurement process and allow later change orders to compensate the huge difference?    












                                                                             Ripples and Reflections  








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      To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     

      Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated, and resolved, in the past.  You will also find him on YouTube at cox7826627 and on  facebook.  


      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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