'Man of vision who never shied from taking bold actions,' says Lingle
Gov. Linda Lingle released the following statement, and announced that state flags will fly at half-staff on the day of Frank Fasi's interment:
“Our state has lost a true leader and an outstanding public servant who worked tirelessly to make life better for the people.
“When it came to getting things done, former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi did whatever it took – finding innovative, sometimes unconventional, often controversial solutions. He cared less about pleasing the political establishment and more about helping the people he represented. Mayor Fasi never wavered from his commitment to helping the every day person, and always showed great empathy for their daily struggles. He was someone citizens could relate to and turn to for straight answers, even if they may not have always agreed with him.
“He was a man of vision who never shied from taking bold actions, and his legacy is seen throughout the City and County of Honolulu today.
“We are grateful for Frank Fasi’s years of service, and extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Joyce and their entire family.”