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Sidewalk nuisance bill is now law

Activists plan to fight the ordinance, which lets the city remove items immediately

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2013

~~<p>Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Friday signed into law a bill allowing the city to summarily remove tents and other objects deemed &quot;sidewalk nuisances.&quot;</p>
<p>But members of (de)Occupy Hono&shy;lulu say they will challenge the new law, just as they are taking the city to court over the existing stored-property ordinance that allows the city to remove items left on city property if they have been &quot;tagged&quot; 24 hours in advance.</p>
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Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Friday signed into law a bill allowing the city to summarily remove tents and other objects deemed "sidewalk nuisances."

But members of (de)Occupy Hono­lulu say they will challenge the new law, just as they are taking the city to court over the existing stored-property ordinance that allows the city to remove items left on city property if they have been "tagged" 24 hours in advance. Login for more...



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