Crews clear outskirts of large homeless camp in Kakaako

Crews clear outskirts of large homeless camp in Kakaako

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - City officials are clearing an area on the outskirts of one of Honolulu's largest homeless encampments.

City maintenance crews in a section of Kakaako began enforcing the city's rules against leaving personal property on sidewalks Tuesday.

Most people living in the area had already left by the time crews arrived. Crews cleaned up debris left behind.

A couple with a young child in a stroller packed up a tent.

Officials last week posted signs on the outer streets of the encampment informing people of the plans. The notices were written in English, Marshallese, Chuukese and Samoan.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has said the city wants people to move into shelters.

City crews didn't touch the main section of the camp where most Kakaako homeless are living.

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