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Local Connection: HART Meeting

By: Rick Blangiardi 

It may not be must-see TV just yet but the decision to start broadcasting meetings for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on Olelo community media this week is a very good idea.

Who knows what the tune-in factor will be but shining the light on this multi-billion dollar project is a good thing. Kudos to city councilman Trevor Ozawa for introducing a resolution to make it happen.

There are concerns about spending on the project, what the final cost will be, whether it will stay on schedule and whether state legislators should extend a general exchange tax surcharge to close a gap of more than $900 million.

Olelo does a great job broadcasting hundreds of hours a year of state government hearings, city council meetings and neighborhood board gatherings.

They may not be exciting but they are a way for folks here in Hawaii, including the media, keep track of government in action.

Hart meetings are important as we continue to track the state's largest-ever public works project and make sure it, pardon the pun, stays on track.

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