September 9, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Carroll reviews results of state audits of government agencies and programs. He notes, information from the audit indicates some of the reasons why homeless and other programs do not work. Officials from various organizations ask for federal money, but it looks like some of the projects or organizations, such as state-managed housing projects, are barely operating and fail to file proper paperwork documenting their activities and clients. Paperwork and reviews are set up to guard against fraud and abuse. So, it is a good possibility anyone could be moving into public housing without a proper background or income check. Based on the audit, Carroll asks, where is the money going? The audit also shows problems with affordable care and programs for child health care, particularly with distribution of funds. According to the audit, problems may result in a loss of funding. According to the audit, non-federal funding is also at risk.
Does government even care about humanity?
Maybe there is a solution to our homeless issues.
HURRICANE IN THE HARBOR
Fishermen and other mariners are expressing concern about
the recent order, dated 9/9/18, by the
Harbor Master, to close Honolulu and
Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbors due to
the approaching hurricane Olivia. (Link
here to order). The fishermen and
mariners are saying it will cause
financial hardship and is not necessary.
They say they can either safely tie down and anchor their boats, or the government
can designate an area where the vessels can be isolated. They
are asking, where can they safely go. Many
boats are in port to offload fish from earlier trips. Some have not refueled, so they do not have
enough fuel to go very far. They also do not have ice or crew to go back to
their normal fishing grounds, and it will
take several days to get ready. They are asking, why are they being forced to
leave the area. They are also concerned about their own safety. During Hurricane Lane, if a boat could not leave the area they were
being forced to leave someone on the
vessel to ride out the storm. Fortunately that storm did not come. Hopefully they will not be forced to stay
aboard this time. Link here to the letter.
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