Honolulu is first in state to provide electronic government
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 10, 2000
Honolulu residents can now access government services online, as the city
aims to promote technology for the entire state.
Government services provided on the city's World Wide Web site include police employment applications; labor registration forms; and problem
report forms from the Department of Consumer Services, for complaints about
city services, such as potholes and traffic lights.
"It will make government more efficient, responsive and competitive by allowing
both citizens and businesses to access the same services over the Internet
instead of traveling to satellite city halls," said Andy Mirikitani, a Honolulu
city council member.
Other forms will soon be available for users to print so they can be mailed
to the particular departments. These forms include: Board of Water Supply
bill payments, Department of Planning and Permitting engineering applications,
street usage block party request forms, and street usage run and/or walk
Last year, the City Council passed the Information Technology Law, written
by Mirikitani, requiring the creation of this site to provide city services.
The law also required, as a second phase, the establishment of electronic
billing for city services, which was begun in November by creating a request
for proposals. That RFP will be issued this month.
The entire site is expected to be finished in six months, Mirikitani said.