For Immediate Release
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Panos is available for comment following the filing.
TOMORROW AT CITY HALL 9 am
University of Hawaii Engineering Professor Panos Prevedouros to
file for office of Mayor
Will stop the $6 billion rail project, cut taxes, bring real
traffic relief, address the homeless, and fix our sewer
Honolulu, Hawaii- July 28, 2010-
Panos Prevedouros, the only
candidate who will stop the $6 billion rail project when elected,
will file for the office of Mayor at Honolulu Hale at 9 am on July
29, 2010. Panos supporters will sign wave on the corners of
Beretania & Punchbowl and King and Bishop from 6:30 - 8:30 am
in support of Panos’ candidacy for mayor.
“This race is about who will manage taxpayer’s money better,” says
Prevedouros. “The current city administration has already doubled
property taxes since 2004 despite only 21 percent of it justified
by increases in population and inflation and sewer fees went up
106% during this time.”
Prevedouros explains that since the referendum, the projected cost
of the elevated railway has increased by a billion dollars. In
addition, the City has had to settle with the EPA on a $7.2 billion
(allowing interest and inflation) as a legal commitment for a sewer
“Where’s all this money supposed to come from? We cannot go on
bleeding our taxpayers dry like this,” says Prevedouros. “Oahu
needs a Mayor who will put practical financing and engineering
PANOS PREVEDOUROS FOR MAYOR
Oahu needs an engineer to solve our problems, not more of the same
from politicians who have left our city in a complete mess. Panos
will stop the $6 billion Rail project, cut taxes, bring real
traffic relief, address the homeless, and fix our sewer systems.
This is a winner take all election. What does this mean? Whoever
gets the MOST votes for Mayor wins. THERE ARE 5 CANDIDATES. 4
POLITICIANS are pro rail and they’ll split the pro rail vote 4
WAYS. Panos is anti rail. If Panos gets all the anti rail votes HE
Panos will win.
This is a winner takes all race. The voters
are split 50/50 on rail spending and Panos is opposed to spending
on rail while the other four favor spending. Do the math. He can
win this with just 70 percent of the anti-rail vote. At the moment,
Carlisle says that he leads Panos. Those familiar with that poll
say it was, 39 to 32, with nearly two months to go. However,
Carlisle does not understand the cost of infrastructure and
government. At a recent debate in Waipahu, he spoke about fiscal
restraints and five minutes later he suggested a $30 billion rail
transit system over the Koolaus, out to Waianae and out to Hawaii
Kai. What kind of fiscal restraint is that?
Caldwell is an extension of Mufi
(same old, same old) and
Dela Cruz is a traditional tax-and-spend politician.
Panos is a professor in the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii.
He is a
transportation and systems engineer by training. Honolulu Mayor
Johnny Wilson was a roads engineer and served very successfully as
Honolulu mayor for 19 years. In those days the infrastructure was
taken care of properly.
Panos says about his background:
“Engineers make great
professionals and managers, particularly when they understand about
city operations, business, economy and social issues. Over 20% of
fortune 500 CEOs are engineers. I work closely with Attiki Odos,
one of the finest road construction companies in the world, using
Public Private Partnerships.
"Both Mom and Dad were self made entrepreneurs, one in the
wholesale baking goods business and the other retailing sporting
goods. I am a product of small and large business people.
"I intimately understand what it means to own a business. As a
college student I was helping dad with the books and mom with
deliveries and inventorying. I know what it means to borrow large
sums and then to pay it back, make payroll and leave something
over. I know what it means to manage money and ensure that
taxpayers get the most bang for their bucks.
"I know what it means to be in a discretionary product business
like confections or sporting goods and get hit by recession. That
leads to lower sales and extra taxation. I know what it is like to
have my father and our extended family driving the delivery vans
ourselves because business was so bad.
"Successful businesses, rational taxation and good government
services are at the core of community well being. What can the
right mayor do? Set the right priorities for projects, services and