Police to cite and tow cars parked illegally on street - Hawaii...

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Question: I reside on Awamoku Place in Waipahu, where there has been an influx of vehicles from two residences on the street, often parking in front of the fire hydrant.
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Common Sense

Wailuku, HI

#1 Dec 11, 2009
This problem is the result of the increase in renters in our neighborhoods. Greedy homeowners are renting out every little nook and cranny to generate income. Contact your city councilman now!
Problem is everywhere

Aiea, HI

#2 Dec 11, 2009
Parking problem is everywhere. For some kind of selfish reason, many many Hawaii people don't park their cars in their garages and carports. They park on the streets and make the area unsightly, dangerous for kids, and block vehicles like the trash truck.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Don't tow my bike!
Localyokel

Honolulu, HI

#4 Dec 11, 2009
I was in Tokyo recently. The largest city in the world requires that anyone who has a car has to have a private parking stall. This means either one attached to a home or renting a stall. Those who cannot prove they have a stall cannot register their cars. If Tokyo can do it, Honolulu should too. That would clear our streets of too many cars, which blight our neighborhoods.
Kamaaina

Honolulu, HI

#5 Dec 11, 2009
Common Sense wrote:
This problem is the result of the increase in renters in our neighborhoods. Greedy homeowners are renting out every little nook and cranny to generate income. Contact your city councilman now!
You are absolutely right. In my neighborhood, there are homes with 8-9 cars owned by individuals who rent a room within a house. There are 15-20 persons living in a house. The city ordinance states that only up to five individuals can live in a home who are UNRELATED. But this law is rarely enforced. If it was enforced, the car problem would be reduced.
Curious

Honolulu, HI

#6 Dec 11, 2009
What about people who put orange cones in the parking spaces in front of their homes to "reserve" the parking space?
here we go again

Mountain View, HI

#7 Dec 11, 2009
throw the cones back into their yards.

they aren't allowed to "reserve" spaces, but HPD won't do anything about it because it's not worth their time, so nothing will happen unless the neighborhood gets together and makes things happen.
Angry renter

Honolulu, HI

#8 Mar 26, 2010
here we go again wrote:
throw the cones back into their yards.
they aren't allowed to "reserve" spaces, but HPD won't do anything about it because it's not worth their time, so nothing will happen unless the neighborhood gets together and makes things happen.
Haha "not worth their time"... Nothing is worth HPD's time, they are too busy busting anyone but criminals. This whole state is pathetic when it comes to local government. City planning must have been done by a chimp. For example, I live in an apartment that only has enough parking for HALF of the building's residents. But that's assuming that there is only one car to each apartment. In the real world though, there are two-bedroom apts as well as one-bedroom apts. So most of the dwellings here have two or three vehicles per apt. What were they thinking?! Oh wait, they weren't, like everyone else who works with real estate or government here.
Feel Free

Honolulu, HI

#9 Mar 26, 2010
Curious wrote:
What about people who put orange cones in the parking spaces in front of their homes to "reserve" the parking space?
Why do you think they do it? Because some homes have 6 cars and take up other spots. It is ridiculous, that a couple houses can take all the parking on one block. I cant blame the homeowners for trying to save ONE spot for themselves.
LOL

Honolulu, HI

#10 Mar 26, 2010
Diligent HPD can be "fundraisers" for the City and help the neighborhoods at the same time.
Da TRAIN

Aiea, HI

#11 Mar 26, 2010
Maybe all these low income renters will ride Da TRAIN!
LOL

Honolulu, HI

#12 Mar 26, 2010
Da TRAIN wrote:
Maybe all these low income renters will ride Da TRAIN!
Doubt it. Everyone wants their own car. Even if they don't drive it to work, they'll still need to park it on the the street. Most low income people are not practical.
Cece

Waipahu, HI

#13 Jan 22, 2013
Owners of those cones have been cited in our area. Just keep calling the police because street parking is not a private property.
Curious wrote:
What about people who put orange cones in the parking spaces in front of their homes to "reserve" the parking space?
bula

Pacoima, CA

#14 Mar 6, 2014
Does it make sense for people who live three blocks away to park on your street? Lets say a short dead end street where the neighborhood is familiar with each other. Is it ok for strangers to park in your neighborhood and glance at you and your neighbors property while there passing by? Wouldn't that seem kinda strange? Maybe an opportunity for thieves? Just asking?
Visitor from ice box

Honolulu, HI

#15 Mar 6, 2014
In snow country old cities the streets are narrow and everyone parks on the street. They have regulations to get cars moved so plows can clear snow but thousands don't get it. So each city has to tow 1,000 or so cars every time they get a deep snow.

As winter progresses the piles of snow on the sides of the roads get wider and at some point they ban parking on one side of every street so fire and EMS vehicles are able to use the roads.

Suburbs simply ban parking on public streets until the street is plowed curb to curb. Of course all winter overnight parking is banned. The bans are enforced with tickets for violators.

Obviously properties in the suburbs have adequate off street parking for ALL the vehicles in their household.

Having adequate off street parking is the key to eliminating parking problems. Sounds like Tokyo has solved it.
Guru blows all the time

Honolulu, HI

#16 Mar 6, 2014
Visitor from ice box wrote:
In snow country old cities the streets are narrow and everyone parks on the street. They have regulations to get cars moved so plows can clear snow but thousands don't get it. So each city has to tow 1,000 or so cars every time they get a deep snow.
As winter progresses the piles of snow on the sides of the roads get wider and at some point they ban parking on one side of every street so fire and EMS vehicles are able to use the roads.
Suburbs simply ban parking on public streets until the street is plowed curb to curb. Of course all winter overnight parking is banned. The bans are enforced with tickets for violators.
Obviously properties in the suburbs have adequate off street parking for ALL the vehicles in their household.
Having adequate off street parking is the key to eliminating parking problems. Sounds like Tokyo has solved it.
MORE. B O R I N G....S E N T E N C E S.

GO "WAX" SOMEWHERE UNDER THE BRIDGE LIKE MOST TROLLS DO.
Francine is a Skankcine

Canyon Country, CA

#17 Mar 6, 2014
Hola Paco! Coma esta! Que tal?
Guru blows it again

Honolulu, HI

#18 Mar 6, 2014
We are all Francine.
Francine

Canyon Country, CA

#19 Mar 7, 2014
Why are you so gay dude? Your homo tendencies are everywhere.
Francine blows anyone

Canyon Country, CA

#20 Mar 7, 2014
hide yer junk or she will blow it!

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