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Thursday, July 17, 2014
"Sweeping" the homeless away
I ran into my city councilman, Ernie Martin, yesterday; I was riding my bike and he was waving campaign signs. When I said I'd testified in front of the council, he said, "You da professah." While he persisted in saying "we need to do something," by which he means the new anti-homeless legislation, he did say he felt very sorry for kids living on the streets in Kaka`ako (the part of Honolulu that is currently bursting with high-priced developments for the super rich). Here's an article that addresses homelessness in Kaka`ako, followed by a link you can use to give to the family in the television report.