The race for Hawaii governor is turning out to be a close one, with the latest poll suggesting that incumbent Governor David Ige has pulled ahead of challenger Colleen Hanabusa after trailing her a few months back. But reducing and managing homelessness in Hawaii hasn’t been the hot topic one would expect, given the burning … More So what’s the plan to reduce homelessness in Hawaii?
Mayor Kirk Caldwell just doesn’t get it. Or just doesn’t want to get it. He’s allowed Ala Moana Park, which he correctly describes as Honolulu’s “Crown Jewel,” to become a dirty, dangerous place haunted by drug-addled bums and ranting lunatics who trash the place and frighten longtime recreational users who are not receiving what their … More Mayor’s Ala Moana Park debacle
This week marks two solid years since the mayor announced with great fanfare during the heat of his wobbly re-election campaign that the City and County of Honolulu was spending $6.3 million of taxpayer money to open a new “state of the art” homeless center in Iwilei. It still hasn’t opened, and nobody seems to … More Honolulu media lapdogs ignore homeless center mystery
The newspaper finally figured out that surly squatters who were finally booted from the Kakaako parks they wrecked for so long have now ensconced themselves around nearby Mother Waldron Park and nobody seems to know what to do about it. That’s the long and short of a meandering mess that provides brief glimpses into the … More Kakaako squatter-go-’round keeps spinning
It has now been nearly two whole years since the mayor announced that the City and County of Honolulu had spent $6.3 million to buy an industrial building at 431 Kuwili Street in Iwilei that will be transformed into a new “state of the art” homeless services center. Homelessness is still totally out of control … More Will ‘state of the art’ Iwilei homeless center ever open?
A recent rash of stabbings certainly suggest that Honolulu’s streets are becoming more and more dangerous as homeless drug addicts and psychotics increasingly take over public spaces while authorities dither. The incidents have included a homeless man’s random face and neck-slashing box-cutter attack on an innocent woman enjoying her lunch in Waikiki on March 21, … More Are more Honolulu homeless becoming armed aggressors? And are authorities in denial about it?
The good news is that the City and County of Honolulu has finally opened a new housing complex on the Waianae Coast for formerly homeless people — after nearly three years of stumbling around. It’s across the street from Waianae High School, and just up the road from the massive illegal squatter camp beside the … More So what’s up with Waianae homeless mess?
Did Governor Ige capitulate and call off a “sweep” of the Waianae Boat Harbor squatter encampment? Or did he merely explain that no “sweep” had ever been planned, despite what Civil Beat has been shrieking? It’s a little hard to tell, especially since the governor’s office is not commenting publicly. But the latter interpretation sure … More *UPDATE BELOW* Waianae squatter ‘sweep’ averted? Or just more fake news from Civil Beat?
To nobody’s particular surprise, the State of Hawaii is talking about finally moving squatters out of the huge illegal encampment beside the Waianae Boat Harbor. This comes in an election year, and after a recent rash of media accounts. But is the state really planning a “sweep?” There’s no real generally accepted definition of the … More More Waianae squatter camp drama
Yes, it sounds very far-fetched, and it probably won’t happen. But let’s think about it. The field of candidates varies from lackluster to putrid. There’s an enormous homelessness crisis that none of them seem to have a real grasp on. We need leadership, experience, and dedication. Mostly leadership. Immediately. Twinkle Borge, the dictator-by-consent of the … More Twinkle Borge for governor!