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City bears security tab for conservation forum

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2011

    The Hawaii Army National Guard and Honolulu Police Department barricaded and patrolled Kalakaua Avenue near Beachwalk as part of the heightened security for APEC in Waikiki in 2011. Security for APEC cost the city $8.5 million, but the city was reimbursed $4.5 million from the federal government.

Oahu residents will foot most of the city’s multimillion-dollar security tab to host the upcoming World Conservation Congress, a major international event next month in Waikiki, which may attract President Barack Obama as opening speaker. Read more

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