Besides discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and income, Miyamoto contends that voters decided two years ago to take the rapid transit project out of the control of the City Council when local residents voted by a strong majority to create the HART board. "Although voters chose to get politicians out of the rail project by a nearly 2 to 1 margin," Miyamoto exclaimed, "the City Council now has more control over Rapid Transit than ever before!"
Miyamoto's position echoes that of Mayor Peter Carlisle last year, when he vetoed the City Council's attempt to control the HART annual budget. The City Council then voted to override Mayor Carlisle's veto and keep control over the HART budget, as it did again this year.
Miyamoto is available for questions and interviews by e-mail (email@example.com), telephone or text, (808) 561-0357. Her Complaint and other research by her are available as a free download from her website, www.alohatransit.com.