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(Thursday, June 24, 2010) --- City government offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day, a federal holiday.  Most offices will also be closed on Friday, July 2 for the City’s first furlough Friday.


            Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.


            City golf courses and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.


            The botanical gardens will be closed on July 2 and open on July 5.


            Refuse will be collected as usual and landfills/transfer stations will be open.


            The People’s Open Markets will close on July 4 and open on July 5.


City buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4 and 5.


All satellite city hall locations will be closed on Friday, July 2 and reopen on Tuesday, July 6.  This includes Ala Moana, Hawaii Kai, Pearlridge and Windward City, which will no longer open on Saturdays.  Fireworks permits must be obtained by Thursday, July 1.  


            These general traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

·       On-street parking will be free, except for Kalakaua Avenue bordering Queen Kapiolani Park.

·       Parking will be permitted in tow away zones which allow it on holidays.

·       Commuter traffic lanes will not be coned.

·       Traffic signals at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard will be three-phase to permit mauka-bound traffic to turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard.