Letter: Time for new leadership on the City Council

from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 3/29/19

As a supporter of Tommy Waters, I was deeply troubled by the sequence of events on general election night.

Waters was ahead all night and then lost by 22 votes in the final printout. I’m glad Waters and others successfully contested the election results.

Trevor Ozawa complained that Waters was not able to accept defeat, and also said some of the Supreme Court justices should have recused themselves from invalidating the election results. Why does Ozawa hold judges to a different standard than himself?

In his four years on the Council, Ozawa voted on issues without recusal after disclosing he had a conflict. Those conflicts include accepting donations from parties coming before his budget committee. He raised and spent more than half a million dollars in his 2018 re-election bid, the most ever spent by a Council candidate. It’s time for new leadership on the City Council.

Daryl Nekoba

Hawaii Kai

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