3 parks cleared of homeless
HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities cleared about 100 homeless people who were illegally camping at three Kakaako parks.
Maintenance crews on Monday started clearing Kakaako Waterfront, Gateway and Kewalo Basin parks, which were closed last week to the public because of safety concerns.
The state Department of Public Safety says no arrests were made, but a police presence remains. “No trespassing” signs were posted Monday and sheriff’s vehicles were posted at entry points at Kakaako Waterfront Park.
State homeless coordinator Scott Morishige said outreach workers were on hand to help those who were displaced.
The Hawaii Community Development Authority is assessing damage to the grounds from vandalism and the encampments. An initial estimate was $500,000.