Hawaii small-boat harbor changes to be aired
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has scheduled a series of hearings to gather public comment on proposed changes — including a fee increase — to parking rules at small-boat harbors.
The state says the proposed rule amendments are needed to allow the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation to more effectively manage motor vehicle parking within the state small boat harbors and related facilities.
Parking rule changes at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor currently propose to: dedicate the helipad area, approximately 130 parking stalls, as free parking for recreational and harbor users; continue to provide permit parking with a rate increase from approximately $1.67 a month to $25 a month, which is equivalent to the city and county employee rates; and open the remaining stalls in the harbor to the public at county rates managed by a parking management company.
The hearing schedule is:
All interested parties are invited to attend and to present their views on the proposed amendments, either orally or in writing.
A copy of the proposed rule changes will be mailed at no charge upon receipt of verbal or written request to the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation at 333 Queen St., Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96813. Copies can also be downloaded from the DLNR Web site at: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dbor/bordraftrules.htm.
The meeting locations are disability-accessible. If special needs are required, i.e., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, etc., call Clifford Inn on O'ahu at 808-587-1972 at least three business days prior to the public hearings.
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