Hungry Council Member Charges City Taxpayers $22,000 for His Meals-Honolulu City Ethics Commission Cites Council Member Rod Tam for Submitting False Receipts, Failing to Disclose Conflicts of Interest; Says he must reimburse taxpayers $11,700 and pay a $2,000 fine after trying to enrich himself at the city’s expense


After 200 hours of staff attorney’s time and extensive comparisons to the mayor and other council members expenditures, the Honolulu Ethics Commission made public its ethics ruling Thursday on Honolulu City Council Member Rod Tam’s violation of multiple city ethics rules surrounding, well, food