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City preps for next round of homeless enforcement in Kakaako

KAKAAKO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

One day after its first homeless enforcements in Kakaako, the city is now preparing for its next round of sweeps. 

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he's encouraged by Tuesday's results as homeless residents either moved into shelters, or relocated voluntarily. 

Police are recommending a phased approach for the next round,  by first clearing out the homeless living on the Ewa end near the UH Medical School, then working back to the more densely populated areas on the Diamond Head side of Kakaako. 

"We're looking at doing exactly that. Starting at the Ewa end by the Gold Bond buidling that area and working," Mayor Caldwell said. "We reached out to the governor's leadership team and to the providers to make sure our recommendations are a start there."

Notices could go up by Friday with the next round of city sweeps happening sometime next week. 

Related links:

Crews complete first phase of Kakaako homeless enforcement 

First phase of Kakaako homeless enforcement begins Tuesday

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