Council passes ‘mandatory’ sprinkler bill that allows owners to opt out
By Gordon Y.K. Pang firstname.lastname@example.org
April 26, 2018
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A bill passed Wednesday by the Honolulu City Council in the wake of the deadly fire at the Marco Polo condominium requires about 150 older high-rises to install fire sprinklers, but lets them opt out of the potentially costly retrofit if they pass several fire-safety evaluations.