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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Cash Flow Problem: Honolulu Council to borrow $100M for Rail
By Tom Berg @ 9:17 PM :: 8115 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

From Councilman Tom Berg


Our town hall meeting held on June 15th concerning the rail issue was attended by over 200 people. Watch highlights from the meeting HERE in this short video.  

Substantial discussions took place at the marathon June 3rd Council meeting concerning the borrowing of more than a hundred million dollars (Bill 40) for the rail system due to offset cash flow problems with the rail project and sagging tax revenues. See brand new highlights of the debate in a video HERE.

Homelessness has spiraled out of control in recent years. Despite the talk of "affordable housing" from politicians, Oahu residents still have only three basic choices: (1) purchase an expensive house or condo; (2) rent an expensive house or condo; (3) stand in line for public housing. During my term in office on the City Council, I am determined to make an impact on this problem by introducing a completely new category of housing which offers a dramatically lower cost through a radical yet increasingly mainstream solution.

HERE is a recent news story about my proposed pilot program to put remodeled shipping containers onto agricultural lands so that the working poor don't have to be living on the streets and beaches of Oahu. HERE is my flyer that explains the purpose and shows some photos of the finished product. Click HERE to see the formal resolution (11-54 CD2). Before long, if this pilot program proves successful, I hope that we can reinvent affordable housing to be truly affordable.

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