Friday, April 23, 2010

Homeless Update: City Laws Banning Tents & Shopping Carts Applied to "Active" Parks Only

FYI, please see 4/20/10 email from HPD Major Michael Moses. Rep. Shimabukuro's office has contacted Corporation Counsel (the City's attorneys) regarding this issue, and is attempting to obtain further clarification.


Yesterday I personally checked the beach parks along the Waianae coast and found no illegal tents (non-permitted) or shopping carts in any of the “active” parks. Unfortunately, there was numerous camp sites set up along Maili Point which is undeveloped park land. Since this area is not considered an active park we (HPD) do not have the legal authority to enforce the park ordinances including the newly enacted prohibitions on tents and shopping carts. HPD does patrol this area daily and has enforced on-view violations for traffic and criminal offenses. So until advised otherwise from the Department of Parks and Recreation or Corporation Counsel this is the only type of enforcement can deploy for this area of concern.

Major Michael K.S. Moses

Regional Patrol Bureau

District 8 (Ewa-Kapolei-Waianae)

Ph: (808) 723-8403

Fax: (808) 692-4263


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