Mayor outlines his post-pandemic vision for Oahu in first State of the City
HNN: Among the highlights of his speech:
The city will expand its City of Housing to also focus on homelessness.
The mayor plans to set aside $114 million in federal funds for a rent and utility relief program. Details of the program would be released shortly, Blangiardi said.
There was also a pledge to bring new ideas to the housing crisis and revitalize Chinatown. “The same old tired solutions to our affordable housing crisis is clearly not the answer,” he said.
Blangiardi also said the city would overhaul the problem-plagued permitting process, moving to a paper-less system. Other city services would also be streamlined, he said….
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