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Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor and City Council January 2nd, 2013

My staff and I would like to extend a warm invitation to my inauguration ceremony on January 2nd.

I am so grateful for your support of my candidacy for the Honolulu City Council.  I could not have been victorious had it not been for your support.  Thank you, for believing in me.
For the first time in City history, the Mayor and members of the City Council will take their oath of office together to promote unity.  It will truly be a special day.

Oath of Office 10 a.m. City Council and Mayor Caldwell
Mission Memorial Auditorium
550 South King Street
(public seating limited)

Inauguration Ceremony Noon City Council
530 South King Street 3rd Floor Chambers
(public seating limited)

Joint Mayoral and Council Reception to Follow-Food and Refreshments
(This may be the best event to attend if you would like to personally congratulate Council Members and the Mayor)

Parking:

•    LOT G, 1151 Punchbowl Street (Kalanimoku Bldg), enter from Beretania or Punchbowl st
•    LOT D, 465 S. King Street, enter from King or Punchbowl Street
•    City Civic Center, located at Alapai and Beretania Streets
•    City Joint Traffic Management Center, located at Beretania and Alapai Streets
•    State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, beneath the capitol
•    State Capitol Lot F, 364 S. King Street (Iolani Palace). Motorists
should enter from King Street, the driveway between Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Library.
•    465 South King Street, Territorial Office Building (Supreme Court)
•    Parking also available across Honolulu Hale near Mission Houses Museum

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WINNER!

District 1 Race Takes Leeward Coast Seat Away From Incumbent Berg

Taking Berg’s place is Republican Rep. Kymberly Pine who represents Ewa Beach, Puuloa and Iroquois Point in the Legislature.

Unofficial final results showed that Pine beat Berg 60 percent to 34 percent.

District 1 includes parts of west Oahu and the Leeward Coast.

-Civil Beat

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Council hopeful aims to do job without ‘drama’ of incumbent

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oct. 26, 2012

To read the full article, please click here. (Subscriber log-in required)

City Councilman Tom Berg makes no apologies for his outspoken, aggressive approach to politics. “If I have to raise my voice to shed light on corruption, greed and graft, I will raise my voice,” he said.

His strident political persona and some well-publicized controversies have made Berg a well-known political figure on Oahu, but that fame may also make him vulnerable to a challenge by four-term state Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine.

Pine said residents of the Leeward Oahu Council district tell her that “we just want someone who can do the job without all the drama.”

“Tom Berg has created more division in our community than any other leader in Leeward Coast history,” Pine said. “It just is really sad to me because we have a lot of work to do on the Leeward Coast.”

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119 Sponsored Measures Passed….collect your $11,900 from Tom Berg

Tom Berg just offered $100 for proof of bills authored by Kymberly Pine.

So as promised in Thursday, September 27 Pine vs. Berg Debate on PBS, here is that proof:

PROOF

Feel free to use this to collect on the $100 he promised. 

There are 119 so you do the math!  

Email him at tberg@honolulu.gov to collect your prize!

If you do, be sure to copy us at pineforcouncil@gmail.com or post on Facebook we are keeping a running total on how many people this will be.

MAHALO FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

 

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We did it!

WE DID IT!

“One of the hotly contested races is the race for Honolulu City Council district one which covers Ewa, Kapolei and the entire Waianae coast.

The two top candidates are Kymberly Pine and incumbent Tom Berg.
Pine got 36% of the votes. Berg got 29%

To win the primary outright a candidate must receive at least 50-percent of the votes plus one. But because that didn’t happen the two will face off in the general election”

courtesy of KHON2

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Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise

As a triathlete, Kymberly supports bicycle safety and visited with the riders of Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise yesterday in Kapolei to show support.  The event was organized by the Hawaii Bicycling League’s safety education and awareness program. Zachary was killed when a hit and run driver ran into him while he was riding his bike. The group plans to ride around the island of Oahu in two days to promote safety awareness.

To help call:
Chad Taniguchi
Executive Director Hawaii Bicycling League
3442 Waialae Ave Suite 1
Honolulu, HI 96816
chad@hbl.org  cell 808 255 8271, office 808 735 5756,  fax 808 735 7989

www.hbl.org

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Kymberly Pine Answers Honolulu Council Survey

In June 2012, Civil Beat sent 10 questions to each of the candidates registered to run for Honolulu City Council District 1. All five responded, including Hawaii Rep. Kymberly Pine. The questions and answers are reproduced below in full, and will serve as a resource both to voters deciding whom to vote for at the Aug. 11 primary but also to constituents so they can hold Pine to her words should she be elected. To see how Pine’s responses compare to those from her competitors, click here. Click on each topic listed below to read Civil Beat’s question and Pine’s response.

 

1. Do you believe that Honolulu should proceed with the 20-mile elevated rail project from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Shopping Center? Why or why not?

Yes. The people of the Leeward Coast voted overwhelmingly in favor of this system. As a constitutionalist, I respect their decision. As a fiscal conservative and author of the $600 State Government Waste and Mismanagement Report I will make sure every dollar spent is scrutinized and every effort is made to lower the costs of the project and ensure that more Hawaii residents are employed by the project.

2. Should the city continue to send municipal solid waste to Waimanalo Gulch Landfill until it reaches capacity, should it site a new landfill elsewhere as soon as possible, or should it pursue a different path? Why?

Pursue a new landfill elsewhere and pursue a new path. We must make recycling a top priority eliminating the need for landfills. Other governments have successfully done this and we can too.

READ THE REST ON CIVIL BEAT

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Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine Filed Papers Today for City Council Candidacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Contact: Kymberly Pine
May 29, 2012                                                           Phone: 689-1713
Email: pineforcouncil@gmail.com

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine Filed Papers Today for City Council Candidacy

HONOLULU – Today State Representative Kymberly Marcos Pine filed official papers to run for Honolulu City Council District 1 alongside proud members of her immediate family.

“I feel tremendously blessed to have enjoyed this day with my grandmother, Alionora Marcos, who grew up and worked on the plantations of Hawaii,” said Kymberly. “It means the world to me that she could witness her granddaughter stepping up to make a difference in the lives of hardworking families across the Leeward Coast.”

As councilwoman, she will continue to focus on bringing good jobs to the Leeward Coast as she has done in supporting the development of UH West Oahu, the Kroc Center in Ewa Beach, new shopping centers and Aulani Disney Hotel.  She will also continue to work on easing traffic congestion, ensuring easy access to community healthcare and lowering the cost of living and doing business on Oahu.  Recently, she has played a key role in working with doctors at the Hawaii Medical Center site to increase their services and opening an Urgent Care Center.

Kymberly is a descendant of Filipino immigrants who worked on Hawaii’s plantations.  She has 14 years of experience working for the people of Hawaii at the State Capitol. As Director of the Minority Research Office in the State House of Representatives, she ran a team focused on finding waste and mismanagement in government spending and creating new solutions to Hawaii’s problems as the author of the $600 Million Waste and Mismanagement Report. She has worked for over six years at U.S.VETS – HAWAII, a home for former homeless veterans and was a member of the State Housing Committee that implemented sweeping improvements in homeless services. Kymberly has been a victim advocate for 15 years and is now Hawaii’s leading expert in cyber crime law. She is the former chair of the Ewa Weed and Seed’s Beautification Committee.