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By: Rick Blangiardi
Quality of life issues matter to local residents and in our
latest Hawaii News Now-Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Poll, they make it very
clear where they stand on the homeless problem.
More than half of the people believe that in the past 12
months, the homeless issue has gotten worse. And another 40 percent say the
situation is about the same and only four percent say it has gotten better.
55 percent of those responding to the Hawaii poll say
homelessness is hurting us economically and is discouraging visitors to return
And 60 percent think our quality of life is being affected
as the homeless congregate on beaches, parks and sidewalks.
But their optimism returns when asked if homelessness can
be solved. More than half the people say there will be a solution someday.
Clearly, we need to do something about an issue that
continues to trouble anyone with a conscience. Efforts have been ongoing but it
seems we cannot get a handle on the problem. This poll provides strong evidence
that residents clearly believe it has started to take a toll on everyday life,
and we need to find a solution.