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City crews target property on sidewalk near Thomas Square, Ala Wai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:44 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2012


City crews plan to return today confiscate tagged items left on the sidewalk at the Occupy Honolulu protest site near Thomas Square and around the Hawaii Convention Center after a Valentine's Day sweep of sidewalk campsites.

City officials tagged 79 personal objects with removal notices in different sections of Honolulu Tuesday, the fourth time they've hit Honolulu parks and sidewalks in the last month seeking to enforce a new ordinance that bans the storage of private items on city property.

Among the areas targeted was Thomas Square, where the group Occupy Honolulu has held a protest vigil since November. Seven pieces were tagged along the sidewalk on South Beretania Street fronting the park.

For the first time, city officials tagged property along the Ala Wai promenade and other areas in the Kapiolani Boulevard-Atkinson Drive neighborhood near the Hawai'i Convention Center.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
These overpaid city workers need to be terminated for not cleaning up Thomas Square. Each time I read about one of their cleanups I drive by Thomas Square and there are couches, dressers, bricks and piled up tents BLOCKING the sidewalk. Someone is either not doing their job or someone is not being truthful in reporting. Which is it?
on February 15,2012 | 05:47AM
jusmetwocents wrote:
Have a water wagon pass by the park's sidewalks at 2:00 am every morning spaying cold water on these homeless fools. Your aimless "protest" isn't gaining any popularity. Time to move back to Aala Park where you belong!
on February 15,2012 | 06:05AM
huskies wrote:
Someone is going to trip over all that stuff, get hurt and sue the city for not enforcing the law. Then everyone will be pointing fingers about who's fault it is.
on February 15,2012 | 07:09PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Time to move on with your lives, protesters. Your cause is noble but you're having only a negative impact on the public. You're accomplishing nothing from the public's perspective so just move on.
on February 15,2012 | 05:51AM
kispest wrote:
What the protesters accomplished is to piss off the public. Nothing more.
on February 15,2012 | 06:03AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I just walked by at 1:20 this afternoon and nothing has been done. Their junk is still blocking the sidewalk. Please name the city officials who stated that this was going to be cleaned up today. The city is clearly not being truthful with the public.
on February 15,2012 | 12:39PM
huskies wrote:
Walked past there about 7 tonight and they had an open flame fire cooking something on the rock wall. I thought open flames were illegal in the park? Thought maybe some of the police cars driving past would have noticed it ... nope.
on February 15,2012 | 07:06PM
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