HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Saskia Langer
The City and County of Honolulu reopened the satellite city hall on Fort Street Mall in downtown Honolulu Monday morning, following two-month interior renovations.
The satellite city hall's new look includes a new counter and cabinets, and the installation of security cameras and additional lighting. To save time and money, work was completed by City employees from the Department of Facility Maintenance, substantially reducing cost to taxpayers.
"It ended up being a lot more efficient and a lot quicker, if we had to go out to the bid process it would have taken a lot longer time. All it cost us was $12.700, so if you had to go out and do what they have done two month worth of work, I have no idea what it would be but it would be easily I suspect in six-figures," Mayor Peter Carlisle told Hawaii News Now.
More than 100.000 transactions every year make this satellite city hall one of the busiest offices on the island.