Kirk Caldwell’s campaign on Sunday sent out an email blast titled “Charles Djou’s Seven Biggest Whoppers.”
The Honolulu mayor seeking re-election identifies as Whopper No. 1 the following: “Charles Djou has repeatedly said he didn’t vote against the bill providing needed medical coverage to 9/11 First Responders.”
The email goes on to attack Djou on whether he’s really a fiscal conservative, whether he’ll actually shrink the size of city government, whether his plans for financing rail make sense and other matters. You can read the full list here.
Meanwhile, Djou held press conferences Friday and Sunday.
The Friday presser was held at Mayor Wright Housing in Kalihi “to share his plan to immediately address Honolulu’s need for affordable housing, which aims to directly address the city’s homeless epidemic.”
Charles Djou and Mayor Kirk Caldwell
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Local developer Peter Savio joined Djou.
Here’s one idea from the affordable housing and homelessness plan: “I will build 10,000 ‘rent-to-equity,’ truly affordable homes on Oahu.”
The Sunday presser was at Ala Moana Park. Gary Cabato, former director of the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, joined him.
Djou argued that Caldwell had not done a good job taking care of parks, as Caldwell has oft stated.