Cutbacks cripple many government functions

April 17, 2011
by Dan Nakaso
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A range of government services has been severely cut in recent years, from operating hours at public swimming pools, satellite city halls and license bureaus to fewer inspectors for everything from restaurants to vector control. A backlog in the processing of applications, permits and other paperwork has resulted in an increase in complaints. Here’s a look at some of the cuts:


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