Costs of legal cases and settlements up for final approval vote at Honolulu City Council

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — We now know how much legal cases and settlements with former and current officials could soon cost taxpayers.

Settlement of a wrongful termination claim by former parks director Michele Nekota will cost more than $44,000. She was demoted in February after a change of helm in the mayor’s office.

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The state’s public housing director Hakim Ouansafi is set to get $250,000 after he sued the city over damage to his home from overflowing Niu Valley Stream water.

Ex-HART CEO Dan Grabauskas will get nearly $40,000 worth of legal bills covered relating to a federal investigation of the rail project.

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These and other settlements and payouts are up for a final approval vote on Wednesday

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