Mayor hopes cleanup of beach will be expanded beyond camps
The city is looking to expand next month's planned cleanup of Ulehawa Beach Park in Nanakuli.
The city announced last month that it will close the Nana Kai section of the park, a 4-acre area on Farrington Highway near Hookele Street to repair a comfort station, picnic tables, benches, a parking lot and a roundabout.
"We're looking to take some of the adjacent areas also into consideration," said Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.
He said the city will make a decision and announcement soon. Hannemann said he wants to make sure homeless people who will be displaced by the closure will have somewhere else to go. The city is conferring with social-service providers and will confer with the neighborhood board and the people living at the park, he said.