Mayor Kirk Caldwell will deliver his third annual State of the City address on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Foster Botanical Garden.

It’s an invitation-only event, as was the mayor’s first address in 2013.

The address will be lived streamed on, and KITV Mobile, and the Hawaii News Now mobile app, and at, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. 

Last year, the mayor’s speech emphasized his focus on alleviating homelessness, meeting his island-wide road repaving goals and his efforts to create a more bike-friendly city.

The mayor also touted the city’s legal triumphs over rail opponents, allowing the project to move forward.

However, this year Caldwell is facing a political hot potato with the rail project as costs have soared, contributing to a $900 million budget shortfall. The mayor has been lobbying state officials to extend the General Excise Tax to pay for the project. Rail officials have warned that the project could run out of cash by this summer.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell at his 2014 State of the City address.

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