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Homeless crisis requires focus


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2014

~~<p>The Honolulu City Council appears poised to take a scattershot approach to solving the island's homelessness problem rather than the focused, immediate action that a crisis of this magnitude demands.</p>
<p>Council Chairman Ernest Martin told fellow members on Tuesday that he wants to do more to address the issue than what is now in the Council's proposed budget, and that resolve should be applauded. However, he and others among Council leadership &mdash; including the budget chairwoman, Ann Kobaya-shi &mdash; seems reticent about committing to a policy that's been proven to be the most cost-effective and humane.</p>
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The Honolulu City Council appears poised to take a scattershot approach to solving the island's homelessness problem rather than the focused, immediate action that a crisis of this magnitude demands.

Council Chairman Ernest Martin told fellow members on Tuesday that he wants to do more to address the issue than what is now in the Council's proposed budget, and that resolve should be applauded. However, he and others among Council leadership — including the budget chairwoman, Ann Kobaya-shi — seems reticent about committing to a policy that's been proven to be the most cost-effective and humane. Login for more...



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