Some of his important findings and suggestions include:
- Honolulu lost 50,000 residents between 2000 and 2009 in terms of domestic migration. Its taxes, jobs, congestion, housing prices, etc. have caused a loss of domestic residents to other Hawaii counties or other states.
- Hawaii was 8th highest in taxation in 2009 in the U.S.
- Honolulu housing affordability was the worst in the U.S., about three times worse that the US average!
- From the U.S., only Los Angeles and Honolulu are included in the 25 most congested cities in the world.
- Several other cities in the US have gone bankrupt and Honolulu is racing to bankruptcy with multi-billion dollar liabilities (pensions, sewers, rail, etc.)
- Politicians are ignorant of the fast approaching demographic time bomb of Baby Boomers who are switching from taxable paychecks to pensions and healthcare.
- Honolulu rail ridership projections are "rosy."
- Cautions about the rail's budget "You Won’t Know the Bill Until It’s Too Late"