Officials in talks with bidders to remove homeless camps
HONOLULU (AP) - State officials say they have found private bidders to help clear out more homeless residents who have been camped along the Kakaako shoreline.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Anthony Ching, executive director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which owns the seafront parkland, has declined to name the interested parties because a deal hasn't been finalized. But he says the agency is confident they will have staffing needed for the project.
Sweeps to break up the homeless camps likely won't take place until after Dec. 9, when the HCDA is scheduled to review plans for conducting the sweeps.
The move to break up the homeless encampments will be the second in the Kakaako neighborhood in recent months. The city cleared the "Kakaako Makai" encampment in September, where nearly 300 residents had been living.
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