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City notifies 1,000 property owners of rockfall hazards

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:05 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2013

Mayor Kirk Caldwell released a report today that identifies sites that pose rockfall hazards to city property, and announced that the city has notified about 1,000 private property owners whose land is at high risk of rockfall.

The report was prepared for the city, which has already begun to take action on several sites that posed a danger to the public on city roads, including a hillside on Sierra Drive, makai of Center Street, where the press conference was held.

The study focused on dangers to city property but also revealed some hazards on private property abutting city land. The city is making the report available to the public and sent letters yesterday to alert 1,000 private property owners whose land has rockfall hazards. 

“This is about informing people so they can take action,” Caldwell said. “Just like the city, we are hoping that where there is a risk, private property owners will take action.”

The report is available online by visiting honolulu.gov and clicking “Rockfall Hazard Report,” and printed copies are available at the city’s Municipal Reference and Records Center. 

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HealthyandHappy wrote:
Next week Caldwell will be notifying ocean front property owners that they live on the ocean.
on March 21,2013 | 01:55PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Next week's report will be to notify owners that living too close to a Seven Eleven contributes to obesity.
on March 21,2013 | 02:44PM
jkjones wrote:
The mayor cant afford liability, he needs every penny to pay for his choo-choo train. wait until he raises property tax--in case you havent heard the feds have sent notice to municipalities the choo-choo monies are being sqeezed under sequestration. Lol!
on March 21,2013 | 02:44PM
FRANKO79 wrote:
was thinking about that...
on March 21,2013 | 02:44PM
maya wrote:
How much action can a private property owner take regarding rockfalls?All this notification did was to devalue these owners properties. Now they will have to disclose this when they try to sell their homes.
on March 21,2013 | 02:47PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Net over rockface-- like waimea bay area. That spray on rockface. And fence at bottom. And of course insurance.
on March 22,2013 | 12:24AM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
on March 21,2013 | 03:42PM
niimi wrote:
Have to help the buddies in the insurance industry to raise the rates for these 1,000 homeowners.
on March 21,2013 | 05:00PM
niimi wrote:
This also gives ammunition to lawyers looking for rockfall lawsuits to file on behalf of future viictims' families.
on March 21,2013 | 05:01PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
About 1,000 households just got mightily scroo'd on their property values.
on March 21,2013 | 05:25PM
CloudForest wrote:
FLASH TRAFFIC: Gravity still in effect! Rocks will fall if allowed to not be attached to anything! Films at 11 ......
on March 21,2013 | 09:56PM
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