As seen in Honolulu Weekly 2-12-03 | © John Pritchett

Potholes

On January 23, 2003, a shaky Jeremy Harris delivered his state of the city address. Jeremy: "Eight years ago, I pledged to undertake a crusade. A crusade to establish Honolulu as the most livable City in the world. Our first goal was to enhance the quality of life on Oahu. Through the hard work of thousands of community leaders and our city team - we've done just that." Less than two weeks later, Hawaii was reported to have the worst-maintained roads in the nation. Evidently, for Jeremy, a "most livable City" and an enhanced quality of life don't include well-maintained city roadways.

The Harris administration neglected city road maintenance for many years in favor of more glamorous, high-profile projects that made Jeremy look good. See:Road Chart | See: A related cartoon
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