Noted environmentalist Steve Holmes is running again for the Honolulu City Council after serving 12 years previously.
He was term limited, but sat out a term and can now run again to represent Windward Oahu. He has a remarkable record of achievement. He added over 1,000 acres of land into park and preservation on the Windward side. He wrote and passed bills expanding recycling, saving energy, water conservation, and more.

Holmes For City Council
111 Hekili Street Suite A PMB 240
Kailua, HI 96734

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Comment by Suzanne Jackson on March 3, 2009 at 4:31pm

Welcome back. I have voted for you before and want to vote for you again but I need to know more about your position on some issues.
1. Rail transit
2. Right to life
3. Traditional marrage and do you support civil unions?
4. Vacation rentals in kailua
5. Getting our roads fixed with good workmanship and quality materials so they don't need fixing after every rain.
6. Would you be in favor of eliminating the KNB?
7. And lastly, MUFI????

Comment by Steve Holmes on March 3, 2009 at 7:56pm
Rail: I opposed in 1991 when on the Council. I supported a major expansion of our award winning bus system and bus rapid transit as a next evolution and more cost effective solution than rail.

Right to life is not a Council issue or is the marriage issue. We leave those to the legislature.
Vacation rentals I oppose expanding beyond 1989 compromise.
Roads- I pushed for changes in bid specs and materials while chair of Public Works committee
I would leave Neighborhood Boards alone. I don't always agree, but I listen.
Mufi- He is supporting my opponent and will not want me to win.


Comment by Suzanne Jackson on March 4, 2009 at 8:15am
Thanks for the quick response. Questions 2 & 3 were "kinda" trick questions. You fielded them well. A limited rail transit system is probably a good idea over the long run but I don't think we can afford it. I also believe there are other choices which are much cheaper, more flexible and just as efficient.

I will be following your campaign and perhaps even volunteering. Barbara's shoes will be tough to fill.
Comment by patty may on March 7, 2009 at 8:08pm
Welcome back Steve! It's time to hear your voice again....

Patty May
Comment by Steve Holmes on March 7, 2009 at 8:36pm
Nice to hear from you and nice to be back in the thick of things. Aloha, Steve
Comment by Steve Holmes on March 8, 2009 at 8:56pm
I have run three competitive campaigns and not done yard signs. We do signwaving instead and find that effective.
Thanks for the thought. I will have groups out in Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo. You are welcome to come join us if you see us out. We always have extra signs in my car.
Comment by Steve Holmes on April 26, 2009 at 7:42pm
A big mahalo to all who came out and supported my campaign this year. We were hugely outspent by Ikaika Anderson, but can hold our heads high for keeping to our principles and not taking special interest money.
We will continue to fight against an elevated rail system that will blight our island home and push for at-grade alternatives that are far more cost effective.


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