Former City Council Member Tom Berg
Tom Berg – Photo: Emily Metcalf

BY HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL MEMBER TOM BERG – Two more resolutions that our office introduced passed the city council yesterday – unanimously. That makes 21 resolutions thus far that have passed – averaging one resolution a month since I took office that we have championed for you. Please note that all 21 resolutions that have been adopted that we introduced have passed the city council unanimously – every single one . . . not one no vote was ever cast against us.

The two resos adopted yesterday were:

Urging congress to do something about labor unions “influencing” elections with their no limit to the amount of campaign contributions . . . the existence/purpose of labor unions used to be about improving the workplace for its workers, now, its about buying politicians and elections.

Urging our Governor to investigate the elections from last week and report the findings. I simply could not sit idle and remain silent about the follies that transpired with the Office of Elections. Thus, this reso serves as a statement – a means to get on the record, that the city council is taking a stand and is not acting with complacency.

To read more as covered by the Hawaii Reporter, clickhere.


Before I leave office, I have one last bill in the works still alive. Bill 57 FD1 was deliberated on yesterday at length . . . a very emotional issue for all of us. The council passed my measure – on Second Reading, and now it goes back to my committee that I chair – Parks and Cultural Affairs for amendments. The bill will be heard November 27, at 10:30 a.m., Honolulu Hale. If it passes out of committee, it will go for final (Third Reading) before the council on December 5.


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  1. Aloha & Congratulations. Mr. Berg, you are going to be missed. I have seen NO ONE especially from the Leeward side with your passion, compassion, and energy to get things done. What a shame the same ole same ole politics happen here in this beautiful place. The do nothings that have been in office forever always get re-elected and the guys that make people sit up and take notice get ostercized for being proactive in their community. What a shame.

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