Old Pacts With Waikiki Hotels Confound Enforcement of Ban on Commercial Use

posted in: September 2014 | 0

For the more than a year, Douglas Meller has been complaining to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources about the dozens – and sometimes hundreds – of unoccupied beach chairs he regularly sees on the beaches fronting Fort DeRussy, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Outrigger Hotel, and the Moana Surfrider Hotel during his frequent morning walks.

In all of his emails to the DLNR, Meller asks the department to issue citations to these “scofflaws” who he claims are illegally storing commercial equipment on public beaches.

The department is working on the issue of unauthorized storage of equipment on Waikiki beach . . .

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