Mayor signs off on sidewalk nuisance bill

Sidewalk Bill

A bill to clean-up Honolulu’s sidewalks was signed into law Friday.

The law makes it easier for the city to remove personal property from sidewalks deemed a nuisance.

That includes tents and furniture.

Under current law, the city has to issue a 24-hour warning before taking any property.

This law allows immediate removal.

“This is a problem that exist around this entire island. It is not unique to just one part of our city, our county, and people here who represent different areas of this island can speak volumes about complaints that they receive,” says Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

The city wants to give the public time to become familiar with the new law, so it won’t actually start enforcing it until July.

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