On Thursday, July 21, the Honolulu Liquor Commission is poised to dismiss its chief administrator, Wally Weatherwax, after years of inept mismanagement of the agency. Last week Weatherwax was stripped of his duties at the liquor commission.

I commend the commissioners for finally coming to grips with reality that the public has lost confidence in the management of the Honolulu Liquor Commission.

Firing Wally Weatherwax, however, is only the first step in a long journey to rehabilitating the liquor commission. In addition to finding a new chief administrator, the liquor commission must also seek to replace the chief liquor inspector, John Carroll, and immediately begin implementing the reforms outlined in the auditor

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