Grassy area was never meant to be arc...

Grassy area was never meant to be archers' lot - News

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 1, 2009, titled Grassy area was never meant to be archers' lot - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Question : Why is vehicular access to the archery range at Central Oahu Regional Park suddenly forbidden? Supervisors there spoke of illegal dumping and drug use going on next to the range but are unsympathetic to working with archers to find a better solution.

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Honolulu, HI

#1 May 1, 2009
Regarding the archers, this is one more example of the so called "homeless" druggies negatively affecting the daily life of the public. Closed bathrooms in eateries, keys with huge keyrings, can't camp with the family, can't enjoy the parks we pay for, can't leave your vehicle unattended, I'm sick of it. Build a barbed-wire compound somewhere in the boonies, throw all the chronics in it, couple of guards with shotguns to keep them in, and let the rest of us relax a little. This is supposed to be a free country, so let us be free for awhile.

Kapaau, HI

#2 May 1, 2009
Regarding parking on the grass at the Central Oahu Park. Les Chang suggests calling the Parks Department District 5 office. This is surely a city office which means they are only there during normal work hours. Doesn't do much good on the weekends or now that we are nearing summer, in the evenings when there a lot of people out to the park. I guess it will take an accident or several accidents to get some enforcement.
As a side note. The parks department is ready and willing to close a parking area used by the archers but aren't so willing to tackle the problem of people parking on the grass, and as Chang says, frequently bypassing barriers to do so. I suggest people call HPD because it's apparent Parks Department won't be able to respond. If HPD doesn't respond, then take it up at the area Neighborhood Board meeting and force the city and HPD to go on record.

Honolulu, HI

#3 May 1, 2009
if you call district 5 office to inform them of illegal parking on grass, they will have no authority to ticket, tow, or anything else. just dial 911 and report it to the police because thats part of their job, to enforce rules and laws. if calling the police is the last resort, then take matters into your own hands. become a vigilante!!!

Since: Aug 08

Makawao, HI

#4 May 1, 2009
Silly Archers.... everyone knows it's easier to CLOSE an area than to ENFORCE the rules.
The city and state has favored that method for years.

Since: Aug 08

Makawao, HI

#5 May 1, 2009
As for geting enforcement... years ago our neighborhood made up some "violation report" pads.
Every time we saw a violation, we wrote up a report (time, location, type violation, etc...)
At the end of each month we turned in all the violations to the proper enforcement authorities, and ask when we were going to get some action?
When the TV and News papers got wind of what we were doing they started asking about the 100 to 200
"violation reports" we were turning in each month....
That got things moving.

Honolulu, HI

#7 May 1, 2009
why do they call it a 'park' when you can't park there?

- yeah, just being facetious, all you humorless bastids out there...;)

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