Trends & Talkers: Mayor's Homeless PlanUPDATED 8:49 PM HST Jun 19, 2014Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Mayor Kirk Caldwell unveiled his plan to fighting homelessness in Honolulu. And now you've unveiled your reactions on our facbeook page. 50 MILLION DOLLARS -- will go towards the plan, which included creating up to 440 housing units for the homeless. He's also introduced two bills -- one makes it a PETTY MISDEMEANOR to defecate or urinate in public --- in Waikiki -- while the OTHER bars anyone from lying down on Waikiki sidewalks. The mayor calls those bills "compassionate disruption" - online you're calling them something else. On our facebook page, Amber Alexander writes, "Tell him and the governor to actually make "AFFORDABLE RENTALS" that would help a lot, landlords asking for over $2000 for a box rental is nuts who can afford that." Brynn Leake writes, "Compassionate disruption sounds like political jargon. It's not pretty and it's not cheap but if we want cleaner sidewalks and beaches we'll need to invest in more than just shelters." And Ken Anama adds, "Many just don't want help. They want their own society without rules." The mayor says residents of Honolulu should see the effect of his plan within one to two years. What do you think of his proposal? Head to facebook and weigh in.