Friday, October 03, 2014
BLNR vs. the homeless-next week’s agenda includes two anti-homeless items
by Larry Geller
The Board of Land and Natural Resources posted an agenda this afternoon which includes two items impacting houseless citizens of the state.
The first item is a denial of Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery’s application for a contested case hearing to challenge the BLNR’s approval of the use of a Sand Island site for a tented camp for the homeless displaced by enforcement of the city’s new sit/lie ordinances, and the second begins the process of allowing the Honolulu Police Department to exercise jurisdiction over the state-controlled Fort DeRussy Beach where some people have been camping overnight. Background: see: Waikiki Homeless Migrate to Airport, Fort DeRussy Beach (Civil Beat, 10/3/2014)
1. Denial of Request for Contested Case Hearing by Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery Regarding Petition for Contested Case Hearing Regarding Issuance of Direct Lease and Immediate Right-of-Entry to the City and County of Honolulu for Temporary Mobile Access to Services and Housing (TMASH) for Housing First Transition Purposes, Sand Island, Honolulu, Oʻahu, Tax Map Key: (1) 1-5-041: Portions of 130 and 334, together with rights of access and utility easements.
4. Amend Prior Board Action of December 9, 2010, Item D-6, Cancel Governor's Executive Order (GEO) Nos. 1330, 1786, and 1795, and Reset Aside to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation for Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, Beach Control and Related Purposes, Kewalo and Kalia, Waikīkī, Honolulu, Oʻahu, Tax Map Keys: (1) 2-1-58: Various, (1) 2-3-37: Various, (1) 2-6-01, 02, 04, 05, 10: Various, and (1) 3-1-30, 31, 32: Various. And
The Amendment is Regarding the Issuance of Revocable Permit to the City and County of Honolulu for Beach Management Purposes over Fort DeRussy Beach.
The reason for the recommendation to deny the petition for a contested case hearing by PASS is given as “due to lack of right to a contested case hearing.”
If the board agrees, then the lease and right-of-entry will be issued as per the conditions at their September 12 meeting. See: Board of Land and Natural Resources approves city’s Sand Island homeless camp subject to list of conditions (9/12/2014)
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