Last month, my staff and I met with representatives from HPD, the Department of Customer Services (CSD) and residents of Namauu Drive, Stream Drive, and Maui Street regarding concerns over abandoned derelict vehicles and traffic safety concerns in this area.
Namauu Drive residents pointed to a growing number of vehicles that are abandoned and/or derelict on their street, and HPD/CSD staff removed four vehicles during a site visit in this neighborhood. Act 8, the new state law, requires counties to remove vehicles from the road within ten business days of abandonment, and redefines the term “derelict vehicle”. This measure gives CSD greater flexibility in classifying a vehicle abandoned/derelict, and makes it easier to tag and remove vehicles from residential neighborhoods. I am also working on legislation with CSD to impose stricter penalties for abandoned vehicles.
Another concern is the lack of visibility at the major intersections on Liliha Street/Namauu Drive and Namauu Drive/Pahili Street. Residents seek safer alternatives for motorists attempting to turn onto Liliha Street from Namauu Drive, including relocation of the bus terminus immediately above the Liliha and Namauu Street intersection.
Please contact Amanda Morales of my staff at 768-5073 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the issues above.