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HereOnThePrimalEdge Posted - 07/16/2019 : 12:09:03
A camp of illegal tents and tarps between Ponahawai and Mamo streets in downtown Hilo has been given one month to move. Keith De La Cruz, owner of the Hilo Farmers market which had been cited and fined for illegal tarps over several years, commented:

The presence of the camp occasionally interferes with the nearby Hilo Farmers Market, said market owner Keith De La Cruz. Vendors and customers have complained.

One resident of the camp explained the reason for his presence:

Ikaika went on to say that it is his calling to be at the camp so he can educate others about the “dark nature” of the English language, which he claimed was designed by Satan.
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Punatic007 Posted - 11/25/2019 : 15:06:59
Some of the lower Puna subdivisions look kinda like trailer parks except with funkadelic shacks and dogs on short chains. Same effect, not sure why the county allows it. I think the trailer parks look better kept.
randomq Posted - 11/25/2019 : 14:48:57
Clean, safe campgrounds help those homeless for financial reasons. Don't bother trying to do it legally though, the county gestapo won't permit them in ag zoning. Some excuse about state land use blah blah...

And then there are those that want to live homeless in downtown Hilo, stay close to handouts, and make their problems everyones..
Chunkster Posted - 11/25/2019 : 14:16:41
Trailer parks would keep some of the "right people" such as vested real estate interests, licensed plumbers/electricians, and paper pushers in the county permitting offices from having as much money and/or power as they would like. Can't have that, because it's just too simple and straightforward for Hawaii. Having said that, if trailer parks were the answer to homelessness, they wouldn't have any homeless in Alabama. I've been there, and they do.
sistersue Posted - 11/25/2019 : 12:45:44
I've often wondered why Hawaii doesn't have trailer parks. They're all over the mainland. True, they can be kind of "unattractive" but they look a lot better than homeless camps.
dan d Posted - 11/25/2019 : 04:56:55
So is this a first step in kims power struggle with protectors?

terracore Posted - 11/23/2019 : 16:21:55
I noticed on Thursday and Friday more random homeless people around Hilo with carts of stuff and was wondering what changed.
HereOnThePrimalEdge Posted - 11/23/2019 : 15:44:03
After one year, the downtown homeless camp is no more. 50 County workers and police removed structures and contents:

Another report stated action was taken after criminal activity was reported. What was the tipping point, as illegal camping and unpermitted construction had occurred long ago?
EightFingers Posted - 08/22/2019 : 16:56:52
Put up a huge sign next door saying: “Hawaii of the future”.

Puna: Our roosters crow first
randomq Posted - 08/22/2019 : 13:56:14
Plot twist: it's kalakoa's property and he's already gearing up for his 14th amendment challenge.
kalakoa Posted - 08/22/2019 : 13:32:51
but ... but ... the owners are claiming that their land is in the Hawaiian Kingdom! Which is totally acceptable at Uncle Robert's or the Mauna Kea Access Road, so why not downtown? Is it a 14th amendment violation yet?
HereOnThePrimalEdge Posted - 08/22/2019 : 09:30:04
Update on the downtown camp:
The fines continue, along with construction of new "elaborate" and "unpermitted development:"

The owners of a downtown Hilo property that has become a homeless encampment have accrued nearly $200,000 in fines after failing to remove illegal structures for the better part of a year.

Court documents allege the owners have consistently blocked access to the property for inspectors, while the lot continues to display inadequate sanitation and is a nuisance to surrounding properties,

EightFingers Posted - 08/09/2019 : 08:54:43
When do they start construction on the casino?

Puna: Our roosters crow first
randomq Posted - 08/09/2019 : 08:38:57
As a Punatic, I think all of the Hawaiian Homelands and OHA lands should be turned over to joint ownership of all the people they were left for. Let them manage and build on them how they will, aside from not creating pollution or disturbing their neighbors. We in Puna like to live close to the land and hammer together shacks, why can't they? Work out who gets to build where the old fashioned way. Continue all US government benefits for two-five years so the homeless can get established and begin to provide for themselves on their land, and Hawaiians who choose to can move there, establish farms and communities and support systems for the less fortunate and those transitioning.
HereOnThePrimalEdge Posted - 08/09/2019 : 08:26:38
nobody ever speculates as to my purposes.

But now... you may have people wondering?

I found the disconnect between the dots of interest:

Dot 1: progressing from a vacant lot to a fenced-off collection of tents and makeshift structures built on a concrete foundation. “There’s more and more people there now

Dot 2: using hammers and power tools for some unclear purpose.

Maybe we need CSI-Hilo on the case. If necessary, I know some on-island Scots should the County want to set up a branch of Hilo - Scotland Yard.
kalakoa Posted - 08/09/2019 : 07:18:46
Will this provide them with the same professional courtesies and legal exemptions

Also barricades and a traffic signal. Have any celebrities visited the downtown camp yet?

using hammers and power tools for some unclear purpose

What business is it of ours? I use hammers and power tools all the time, nobody ever speculates as to my purposes.

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