As Mayor, I commit to continue doing everything in my power to improve the overall quality of life for all working families here on O‘ahu. To put people first, before process, profit or political ideology.
It’s becoming alarmingly clear that Charles Djou doesn’t understand the rail transit issue at all – financially or operationally. His latest “alternate plan” could cost more than double – to build and to operate – than completing rail transit to Ala Moana, as Mayor Caldwell advocates.
The editors note his progress on rail, homelessness & infrastructure: “Caldwell has the best prospects for making further gains in the coming four years — not only in completing the rail, but helping Honolulu function better overall. Voters should return him to the mayor’s office.”
An overwhelming 97% majority of homeless provided Housing First units last year are still housed, according to a University of Hawaii study. The results also showed Housing First participants having hope for the future.
After three and a half years as Mayor, Kirk Caldwell outlined some of the accomplishments and ongoing progress by his administration and city employees. “The progress we’ve made is just the beginning,” he said.
Honolulu was one of two major U.S. cities named “most livable” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. They cited the city’s H-POWER waste-to-energy program, calling the city “the country’s leader in waste to energy conversion.”