Can Kirk Caldwell Succeed Where Others Have Failed With Honolulu Homeless?

Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell hopes to accomplish something no one else before him has been able to do.

He wants to solve the city’s homeless problem.

During his inaugural State of the City address Wednesday, Caldwell outlined his priorities for the coming year.

Many of these were the same ones he presented when he released his $2 billion budget in March. Those five main topics included restoring bus service, paving city streets, updating the sewer system, spending more money on parks and building rail better.

But Caldwell also described what he called his “next priority” — homelessness.

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