Haiku Stairs

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The Honolulu Board of Water Supply has voted to transfer management of Haiku Stairs and the surrounding land to the City and County of Honolulu.

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City and County of Honolulu officials are seeking information from organizations that may be interested in managing and operating a fee-based concession to use Haiku Stairs.

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Hours of service for city lifeguards will be extended from sun up to sun down beginning on July 1, 2021 under a measure signed on Thursday by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

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A Honolulu City Council committee approved a public hearing for a bill that will increase fines for people who illegally enter watershed areas.

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The Honolulu Board of Water Supply has proposed to remove Ha’iku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, citing liability risks and high security and maintenance costs. But the idea of dismantling the staircase has run into resistance from Mayor Kirk Caldwell who wants to save it.