Bill 59


Bill 59, introduced by Honolulu City councilman Stanley Chang, would (with exceptions) make it illegal to lie down on sidewalks in business districts. Opponents say this targets the homeless and contradicts Kanawai Mamala Hoe, an early Hawaiian law which is part of the state’s constitution. Supporters, many of them small business owners, say the bill is necessary for their businesses to function.

Sidewalk Bill deferred

Stanley Chang's Bill 59, CD1 was deferred by the Honolulu City Council Committee on Public Safety and Economic Development earlier today. Read More »

Will Caron
Whither the Law of the Splintered Paddle?

Between Stanley Chang and Tom Brower, we need a better approach to houselessness. Read More »

Ikaika M Hussey