Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell previews what’s to come in Monday’s State of the City address


Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will deliver his fourth State of the City address on Monday.

KHON2 caught up with him on Saturday before and learned what he plans to talk about.

The mayor says he wants to focus on not only what is working, but what isn’t.

He said he plans to talk about rail, and plans to spend more than $500 million to rebuild the city’s sewer system.

He also plans to talk about sit-lie in Waikiki and he will also focus on affordable housing.

Mayor Caldwell says the city has helped to find homes for 600 homeless veterans, and they still have 55 more to help.

“We are going to focus on buying more buildings, to house more folks, but we are not stopping the enforcement side,” the mayor said.

“Road repaving we hit a thousand lane miles, we are going to talk about major thoroughfares repaving, of course we are going to talk about rail and other controversial issue and the fact that we need to do better and some of the things i’m going to support,” he added.

The mayor also says he plans to talk about the Sand Island project being a success, after 173 homeless people moved in last year.

Ceremonies begin at 6:15 p.m. Monday, with the State of the City speech itself starting at 6:30 p.m.

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