ON THE ISSUES

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HOMELESSNESS

Tyler believes in an “all-of-the-above” approach for homelessness that includes staffed hygiene facilities, safe zones, family-based repatriation programs, mental and healthcare services, and more housing-first villages. Tyler also believes that we need to do more to prevent youth homelessness and veterans’ homelessness.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will continue his steadfast advocacy for tackling O'ahu's growing homeless epidemic.

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CRIME

Having personally been a victim of a car break-in, Tyler knows firsthand how violating it can feel. He has heard from far too many neighbors about car or home break-ins in our residential neighborhoods, and has watched with dismay as violent crime has visibly increased in Chinatown and Kakaʻako.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will make sure HPD is recruiting and retaining officers, and will also push to beef up our neighborhood watch and community-oriented policing programs.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Tyler successfully championed legislation at the state level to create incentives for production of low-income affordable rentals, which was signed into law as Act 54 (2017), and pushed to create a property tax waiver for low-income rentals to ensure that the people most in need of housing aren’t burdened by increasing property tax assessments.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will continue to be a strong voice for affordable housing in our community.

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MONSTER HOMES

Tyler has been extremely concerned about the proliferation of monster homes in our residential neighborhoods. As the Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Construction Alliance, Tyler led the effort expose numerous monster homes for safety, environmental and labor violations.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will continue his vigorous and effective advocacy to prevent monster homes from taxing the infrastructure of our older neighborhoods.

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ROADS

It’s no secret: many roads in our district are in poor condition, and that’s unacceptable. We must do better. Comprehensive plans need to be in place for both major repairs and preventative maintenance.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will assure that all city road work will be done by those who provide the best value, past performance, and qualifications, and make sure the city demands that our road crews adhere to the highest standards.

 

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THE ECONOMY

One of the most important functions of the Honolulu City Council is to promote a strong economy that supports local businesses and employees. The city must streamline its permitting process, especially for small businesses who wish to invest in expanding their operations, reduce their utility costs, and hire more employees.
 

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will fight for small businesses, support our vibrant Chinatown arts and cultural district, and prioritize smart infrastructure investment so our economy can thrive.

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Tyler believes that climate change is one of the largest threats to our island home. Tyler has advocated for full funding of the City’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency, and believes firmly that Honolulu must fulfill its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will continue to support the full funding of OCCSR as well as work with the State and Federal government to accomplish Hawaiʻi’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.

 

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WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Tyler will work to ensure that the City departments in charge of sewer and water infrastructure are holding themselves to the highest standards. Tyler was one of the most vocal advocates for the second sewer digester at Sand Island Wastewater Plant, which will increase sewer capacity in the urban core when complete.

 

As a City Councilmember, Tyler will continue to work on rebuilding our aging sewer infrastructure to ensure that wastewater is properly processed and does not spill out into the environment.

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