Waikiki road rules get handed off to noncity group
It’s concerning that bills allowing a new nonprofit to set up parking fees, oversee freight and passenger deliveries and make other traffic rules in Waikiki won City Council backing on Wednesday.
Plus, if approved by Mayor Kirk Caldwell, the Waikiki Transportation Management Association — an offshoot of the Waikiki Improvement Association — will score a cut of cash collected from parking and other transportation-related revenues. (Parking meters across the island now generate a total of $4 million a year.) Honolulu Hale officials should not be handing off public oversight responsibilities.