City crews will move to clear the homeless from the sidewalks in the densest — and last — section of Kakaako Makai on Thursday and Friday next week, Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office said Friday afternoon.
A minimum of 100 people, including children, are living in the area in the vicinity of the Children’s Discovery Center.
The city Department of Facility Maintenance has swept homeless campers from sidewalks along seven blocks in the area during enforcement actions that began Sept. 8.
On Thursday, city crews will clear the sidewalk along the makai side of Ilalo Street between Ohe and Ahui streets, Ahui makai of Ilalo, and then both sides of Olemehani Street between Ahui and Ohe.
On Friday, crews will clear Ohe, makai of Ilalo.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i has sued the city seeking to stop sidewalk enforcement in Kakaako, arguing that the city is removing the people and itemsfrom the area improperly and in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
A motion filed by the ACLU for a temporary restraining order to stop the actions immediately was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor last week.