Former Governor Ben Cayetano announced the formation of a “Truth Squad” comprised of eight former cabinet members from four past city administrations. “I’m not the only one who came out of retirement to help restore fiscal sanity to City Hall,” Cayetano said. “Six of our nine Truth Squad members are retirees. All are volunteers.”
The “Truth Squad” members are: Geminiano ‘Toy’ Q. Arre Jr. and Sam Callejo (Fasi Administration), Ronald S. Lim, Patrick H. McCain, Malcolm J. Tom (Harris), Eric S. Takamura (Hannemann) and Stanley Shiraki who was a member of the Eileen Anderson, Cayetano and Lingle administration.
Furthermore, also advising Governor Cayetano is Panos Prevedouros, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a nationally renown expert on traffic and energy and and Janice Teramae, attorney.
So far, the City hired ten public relations firms and has spent more than $5 million to promote its rail project. The objective of our Truth Squad is to separate truth from falsehood, clear up misinformation and show the public how the city’s reckless spending of taxpayer’s money has affected its ability to deliver other more important services to the public. “These dedicated public servants have nothing to gain from their involvement in my campaign.” They are dedicated to pursuing, as former Prosecutor and now Mayor, Peter Carlisle has said, “You deserve the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
On a weekly basis, the Truth Squad will fact check claims that the City has made.
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