City continues homeless sweep in Kaka’ako

The city is slowly chipping away at the homeless encampment in Kaka’ako.

Another sweep took place Thursday.

Officials tell us most of the people who had been living in tents here were gone before crews arrived this morning, so they didn’t have much to clean out.

“We have noticed up already, in addition to that, people living in the encampments will receive notices of our next move. So as we develop/confirm dates we’ll be sharing that with the rest of the residents here in Kaka’ako as well,” said Department of Facility Maintenance director Ross Sasamura.

Dozens of people have left since the city announced it would be doing the sweeps.

The city reported that after the first sweep Sept. 8, crews removed and disposed of 1.56 tons of trash and debris and approximately 8.6 cubic yards of metals were recovered.

Officials hope to clear out all of Kaka’ako by the end of the year.

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