DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Repeal of the Rules and Regulations on Procedures for the
Closure of Designated City Parks at Night Due to Illegal Activities
And the Adoption of Title 19, Chapter 8,
City and County of Honolulu Administrative
Rules, “Rules and Regulations Governing Park Closure”
Notice is hereby given of proposed rule repeal, rulemaking and public hearing by the Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, to consider the repeal of the Rules and Regulations on Procedures for the Closure of Designated City Parks at Night Due to Illegal Activities and the adoption of proposed Title 19, Chapter 8, City and County of Honolulu Administrative Rules, governing park closure.
The Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to repeal existing rules on the procedure for the closure of designated City parks at night due to illegal activities and to adopt new rules governing park closure. The proposed rules authorize the Department of Parks and Recreation to close parks at night due to repeated incidences of illegal activities; identify the illegal activities that would support park closure; establish the criteria for park closure; and establish the process for park closure.
The proposed new rules are summarized as follows:
§19-8-1 Purposes for adoption of the rules.
§19-8-3 Penalties for violation of the rules.
§19-8-5 Identifies illegal activities that would support park closure.
§19-8-6 Establishes the criteria for closing a park.
§19-8-7 Establishes the process to close a park at night.
A public hearing will be held on June 16, 2020, in the Mission Memorial Auditorium at 550 South King Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96813, starting at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearing and present data, views, or arguments in the time limit provided, for consideration by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Persons unable to attend or wishing to present additional comments may mail written testimony to the Department of Parks and Recreation, Executive Services Division, 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, no later than June 16, 2020.
A copy of the rules to be repealed and proposed rules shall be mailed to any person who submits a written request to the above address and pays the required fee of $3.15 for the cost of duplicating the documents and postage. A complete set of the current rules to be repealed and proposed rules is also available, free of charge, on the City’s internet web site: http://www.Honolulu.gov/parks/.
Individuals interested in attending the public hearing who have special needs or require special assistance may contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3006 or by writing to the above address, at least five (5) business days before the schedule public hearing.
MICHELE K. NEKOTA, Director
Department of Parks and Recreation