A Quieter O'ahu Endorses Charles Djou For Mayor
Behind the scenes those of us who support this website are proactively involved in trying to motivate our elected officials to action for greater enforcement of noise laws in the City and Country of Honolulu, and across the State of Hawai'i through our State legislature. It is frustrating and demoralizing to realize that MOST of our elected officials hear only the issues that are accompanied by campaign donations. In this regard, the retailers of high powered stereos and speakers, aftermarket mufflers for automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles, and other purveyors of noise across the City and State have the upper hand. And it is donations by those retailers and their lobbying groups that consistently seem to win the day. We believe that Charles Djou will make a difference. He has been approachable on the subject of noise legislation in each of his elected positions, and genuinely understands and cares about improving our environment and quality of life by reducing noise whenever and wherever possible. Our outreach to Mayor Caldwell and/or his staff, on the other hand, has been a total disappointment - in most cases not even being able to state our case of noise violation enforcement. Those few of us who maintain this site will be casting our vote for Charles Djou. Find out more about Charles Djou at his Website.
Aloha O'ahu! E Komo Mai
Thanks to your continued interest our website is beginning its 6th year online!
Check out our "Noise BLOG." It has been updated with a number of emails we've been receiving and our responses.
Our Beautiful Island - Lucky You Live Hawai'i
This website has been online for about three years now. It's amazing how much the overall noise level seems to have grown. Not only on O'ahu, but across the state.
It goes without saying that the motorcycles are completely out of control, there are more unregulated "Boom Cars" with their ridiculously loud stereos than ever before, and HPD seems to be doing even less to enforce the few regulations we have to stem the tide of noise, noise, noise.
We've seen City Council attempt to do away with some noise laws altogether because the City Attorney says they're too difficult to enforce, and we've seen legislators buckle when attempting to regulate loud stereos and limit the size of speakers and amplifiers that can be sold.
This will continue to be the trend until pressure is brought to bear on our elected politicians and they, in turn, bring pressure to bear on HPD.
We can all play a part. This website provides links to city council, our legislators, newspapers and television stations. START YOUR OWN EMAIL CAMPAIGN and let them know that you want the escalating noise to end, and you expect current laws to be enforced. YOU can make the difference.
Learn More About Noise
To fight noise pollution we each have to understand noise pollution and be vocal about noise pollution. Click on any of below topics to link to other pages with more information.
* Measuring noise and what do the measurements mean?
* What are the main sources of noise pollution in Hawai'i?
+Automobile and Truck Exhausts
+ "Boom Car" Stereos
* Our Noise Laws
+ The Quiet You Are Entitled To
+ HPD's Poor Record of Enforcement
* MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Things YOU can do!
+ Who do I call to report noise violations?
+ Who do I contact when enforcers don't enforce?
* Contact A Quieter O'ahu - Provide Your Comments
The intent of this website is to:
-- Promote public dialogue on noise pollution on O'ahu and in Hawai'i today
-- Describe the causes of noise pollution and the extent of the problem
-- Discuss noise pollution remedies available through Hawai'i ordinances and statutes
-- Discuss actions that each of us can take to mitigate noise pollution and reclaim the tranquility of the Hawai'i Nei that we once knew
-- Provide a forum to present your noise issues and your thoughts on how to combat this growing problem
-- Develop a mailing list of individuals interested in quieting the noise on O'ahu. Perhaps our council members and legislators will take notice when we can tell them that we have 1000, 1500, 2000, or more mailing list subscribers.
--Let us hear from you!!! Tell us how you feel about noise on O'ahu and I Hawaii!!
Other Sources of Information
There are other sites we can endorse as well that provide a wealth of information on National and State-by-State initiatives to reduce noise. There is movement, and there are coordinating venues that we can draw from to improve our quality of life here in Hawai'i. Clicking below links will open new windows to two of the best sites we can recommend:
* NoiseOFF - The Coalition Against Noise Pollution
* NPC - Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
Mahalo - A Quieter O'ahu
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