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Caldwell must keep promises


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 08, 2012

~~<p>After a bruising mayoral battle that held Hono-lulu's rail project in the balance, Kirk Caldwell has emerged as the city's next leader, and he will need to work mightily to keep the public's trust on this divisive project and to meet expectations raised in campaign promises. Still, Caldwell's election over former Gov. Ben Cayetano was the right choice at this critical time for Oahu, as our island grapples with growth issues and hard decisions loom about the quality of life for our wide range of citizens.</p>
<p>The contest between the two men focused largely on rail, but Caldwell, a former city managing director, was right to also highlight his experience and engagement on core services affecting everyday life such as sewer systems, potholes, trash, homelessness and public safety. The challenge now: to shepherd through smart solutions that improve our city.</p>
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After a bruising mayoral battle that held Hono-lulu's rail project in the balance, Kirk Caldwell has emerged as the city's next leader, and he will need to work mightily to keep the public's trust on this divisive project and to meet expectations raised in campaign promises. Still, Caldwell's election over former Gov. Ben Cayetano was the right choice at this critical time for Oahu, as our island grapples with growth issues and hard decisions loom about the quality of life for our wide range of citizens.

The contest between the two men focused largely on rail, but Caldwell, a former city managing director, was right to also highlight his experience and engagement on core services affecting everyday life such as sewer systems, potholes, trash, homelessness and public safety. The challenge now: to shepherd through smart solutions that improve our city. Login for more...



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