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Tougher sidewalk bill clears first hurdle

  • DENNIS ODA / doda@staradvertiser.com

    People camped out on the sidewalk along Beretania Street between Victoria Street and Ward Avenue on Tuesday were cited by the city. Sugar Russell, a member of (de)Occupy Hono­lulu, emerged from her tent.

  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA
    A person walks past the homeless people camped out on the sidewalk along Kalakaua Avenue, across the Hawaii Convention Center.
  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA
    Tents have also cropped up on the sidewalk along Kalakaua Avenue, across the Hawaii Convention Center.
  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA
    A close-up of one of the citations issued on Tuesday.
  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA
    Sugar Russell holds a collection of citations she collected. One citation was for the tent pictured and the others for what Russell said were common property, like a chair outside of her tent.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Public safety is a concern around homeless encampments on sidewalks, such as this one along Kalakaua Avenue across from the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

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