City bill proposes public video surveillance during APEC

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—A Honolulu City Council bill would authorize the use of overt video monitoring on Oahu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.

The purpose of the surveillance under Resolution 11-229 is to deter “criminal activity and to achieve a legitimate law enforcement objective and a legitimate public purpose.”

Video cameras would be installed throughout the island, including Waikiki, Downtown, and Ko Olina and be monitored from the bill’s passage through November 15. APEC runs from November 7 to 13. The newly installed cameras and current cameras will be utilized by the Honolulu Police Department and other City agencies.

Resolution 11-229 is scheduled to be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, August 30.

For information on how to testify and for the full agenda, click here