Carlisle, Cayetano Both Aim Fire At Caldwell in KITV-Civil Beat Debate

Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle and Ben Cayetano focused many of their attacks on Kirk Caldwell in the KITV-Civil Beat debate Wednesday night, offering a window in the strategies the candidates are implementing a month before the Aug. 11 primary.

The debate focused on a wide range of issues, from rail and transit alternatives to public restrooms, union negotiations, land development, taxes, the Waikiki Natatorium, Occupy Honolulu protestors, sewer infrastructure and more.

The tone of the debate started out a little prickly but was largely civil. Cayetano in particular was subdued compared to his performance in the last televised debate, when he demanded that Caldwell look him in the eye when discussing an old campaign finance controversy.

(For more up-to-the-minute updates from City Hall, read the Inside Honolulu blog.)

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