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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2006
Release No. M-140-06
MAYOR SIGNS BILL TO CONVERT KAIMUKI PARKING LOT
FROM METERED TO ATTENDANT SYSTEM
“This bill addresses longstanding complaints about insufficient parking in the neighborhood,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “The emergence of Kaimuki as an epicurean epicenter for
That is compounded by all-day parkers, including people who work at nearby restaurants and businesses, who tie up stalls all day, periodically feeding the meters. Businesses opposed double-decking the parking lot because of the disruption and temporary loss of even more parking stalls.
“This change to attendant parking appears to be the best alternative because it will encourage more frequent turnover of parking stalls,” said Hannemann. “That should improve the parking situation and encourage economic development in the area. In addition, the contractor will provide nearly $1 million in improvements to the lot, including repaving, landscaping and wheelchair accessibility improvements.”
The parking changes are scheduled to occur early next year. The City is preparing to award a contract to Republic Parking Hawaii to operate the lot. Republic submitted the best of three bids for the concession, paying the City $2,000 a month plus 3 percent of the gross.
Weekday parking in
The changes at
No reduction in the number of stalls or access points to
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
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