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Homeless Set Up Camp Outside Honolulu Hale

Steve Brooks Steve Brooks
Bill Brennan Bill Brennan
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Many walk by the homeless without noticing, but camped out in front of Honolulu Hale, Steve brooks figures his group of will by hard to ignore.

"I hope he shows up and I hope he meets with us. And I hope they can come to some kind of solution here," said Brooks, who joins about a dozen homeless people camped out in front of City Hall after police Monday night cleared out Ala Moana Park, where an estimated 200 homeless were living.

"...well I don't think that will be quick fix there," said Brooks.  "I don't think that will be a quick fix, forcing us out of the park. Why would they force us out on the street?"

Meanwhile the mayor said the park cleaning is a way to make for a healthy and safe environment.  And instead of leaving the homeless at City Hall, the mayor says he will allow the homeless a temporarily camp near police headquarters.

"I will make available the grassy area above the Honolulu Police Department garage for anyone needing temporary emergency shelter," said Mufi Hannemann, Mayor of Honolulu.

As of tomorrow night, the city will permit the homeless to stay at the grassy area adjacent to HPD Headquarters from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Hannemann says all private property must be removed from the area each day by 5 a.m.

All tents and shelters must be taken down each day.

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