Honolulu can’t afford to borrow more for rail, Grassroot Institute says

The following is testimony submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Honolulu City Council at its July 8, 2020, hearing on Resolution 20-144. _________________ To: Honolulu City Council Ikaika Anderson, Chair Ann Kobayashi, Vice chair From:

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