By B.J. Reyes
Mayor-elect Kirk Caldwell is planning for the transition that will come Jan. 2, when he takes over the top city job from outgoing Mayor Peter Carlisle.
Those preparations include filling out his new Cabinet.
Caldwell on Friday announced he was accepting applications for director and deputy director positions in various city departments.
From his news release:
Interested parties must submit a resume with appropriate references to: Caldwell Headquarters, 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., #A151, Honolulu, HI 96817, Attn: Transition Committee. All submissions must be received by U.S. Postal mail by December 7, 2012. Hand delivered or electronically submitted resumes will not be accepted. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified by mail or phone by December 31, 2012. Due to the large number of anticipated responses, if applicants are not considered for the position, they will not be notified.
A campaign spokeswoman said further details on Caldwell’s transition and inauguration were not yet available
Carlisle last week issued a letter of thanks to city employees for their work during his two years in office.
From the letter:
To the City and County Ohana,
The election is over and it is truly time to come together to ensure we have a smooth transition to the new administration. I ask you to join me in this effort. The citizens of the City and County of Honolulu (the “City”) deserve no less.
I also want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for your dedication to the City and the public we serve. When I entered this job, I asked you to join me in working on a City that would be affordable, strong and safe for current and future generations. Goals such as these can only be met through the efforts of each team member working harder, smarter and doing the right thing whether or not it is popular. You did just that. Together, all City employees made strides towards meeting these goals.
I am particularly proud of our efforts toward meeting goals of fiscal responsibility during the great recession, which is critical to the security of future generations, and our steadfast commitment to build rail. It is the catalyst that will transform Honolulu into the lean, clean, smart city of the future it is destined to become.
It has been and still is my honor and privilege to serve with you.
Mahalo and Aloha,
Peter B. Carlisle