i tried out recording with the iphone again. it worked well, especially with the new little mic attachment i got. unfortunately, i forgot how the video looks when i hold the phone upright. i’ll remember next time to use it in landscape. and to hold the phone up higher, so you’re not looking up my nose the whole time….
so bills 42, 43, and 46 are all pretty awful, though i can’t say i’m surprised by the outcome. instead of focusing on actually fixing some of the root problems that cause homeless, the city council and mayor have bowed (once again) to the concerns of businesses and the tourist industry, rather than really helping people.
i’d be less critical and disappointed had the city fully implemented a comprehensive housing first program before passing these unfair, oppressive, and cruel bills. and built additional public restrooms in waikiki. instead, they’re going to spend something like $3 million to create a temporary camp near a landfill and land that may very possibly contaminated. but who cares, so long as the tourists don’t have to see these people, or realize that we’re a city like any other, with real issues. we’ll sell the idea of paradise even at the expense of our poorest and most vulnerable.
call your councilperson. call the mayor and tell them how disappointed you are.
here’s the link to the pod cast i mentioned. definitely check it out. i’ll also put a link here to the npr town square episode just as soon as it’s posted on line.