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Column: Last step for venerable Haiku Stairs?

  • Chris Dacus worked at Hawaii’s Department of Transportation for nine years and Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation for three years before retiring in 2016.

    Chris Dacus worked at Hawaii’s Department of Transportation for nine years and Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation for three years before retiring in 2016.

The combination of frustrated Haiku residents and risk-averse government agencies led to a decision by the City Council and Mayor Rick Blangardi to remove the Haiku Stairs, disenfranchising stakeholders who had recently weighed in by a 9-to-1 margin to keep the stairs. It was a brazen display of political power to stop a community that was within sight of the finish line. Read more

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