June 16, 2016 •
Executive Director of Honolulu, HI Ethics Commission Resigns
Chuck Totto, executive director of the Honolulu Ethics Commission, resigned effective immediately.
Totto acknowledged some commissioners do not trust him to make important decisions. He blamed his resignation, in part, on his longstanding adversarial relationship with the administration of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Through a spokesperson, Caldwell thanked Totto for his service to the city. Caldwell will face off against Totto’s attorney, former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, in this year’s mayoral race.
Totto has not decided what he will do next, but confirmed he will not seek the vacant position leading the State Ethics Commission.
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