Just yesterday, he sent out an email blast saying he would hold a telephone town hall that very evening, explaining:
The public’s trust in the $6.8 billion rail transit project is eroding, fast. In the last few weeks, I’ve heard one familiar refrain: That the Mayor promised to build rail on time and on budget. Now, it is clear that neither will be true. …
Similarly, our homeless crisis is out of hand. Despite the City Council’s dedicating more than $139 million to combat homelessness and develop affordable housing solutions, the situation in Honolulu has gotten worse. …
That is unacceptable. And I am going to change that.
Martin then promises, “You can look for some action from me in the coming weeks.”
Meanwhile, Mayor Kirk Caldwell opened his re-election headquarters over the weekend and said rail will be the No. 1 issue in the campaign.
The city’s audit of the project has, shall we say, stirred things up a bit.
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