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Caldwell visits Emmanuel AME Church while in S. Carolina

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    Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell spoke during a news conference about the 2015 city budget Monday at Hono­lulu Hale. Caldwell discussed issues concerning the placement of money in projects such as the Wai­pio Peninsula Park and HART

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is in South Carolina this week to attend a Mayors’ Institute on City Design meeting.

Caldwell will present concepts from the city’s draft Blaisdell Center Master Plan and get feedback from the MICD resource team of planners and architects.

While in Charleston, Caldwell visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to pay condolences and offer hookupu on behalf of the people of Honolulu. He will place a ti leaf lei in the church as a symbol of healing and unending aloha.

Three months ago, Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire during a Bible study at the church on June 17, killing nine people.

Caldwell will return Sept. 28.

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