“Yoshioka–who is also an ex-officio member of HART’s Board of Directors and former employee of Parsons Brinckerhoff (the company overseeing construction of the Honolulu rail project).”
This information is enough to make my skin crawl. My theory is Yoshioka, a crony of former Mayor Mufi Hannemann, is pissing the people off to make Mayor Carlisle look incompetence and out of touch. They are preparing the way for their poster boy Kirk Caldwell.
The city likes to hide behind “public outreach” of listening to the public. Mr. Doug Chin needs to know that these damn bureaucrats are not listening to the people and lying to him. Mr. Yoshioka doesn’t mind the heat because he’s seeing visions of billions of dollars.