My neighbor seems to be operating a xxxxxxx business in xxxxxxxx [out of the home], [it spills out] down the driveway and onto the sidewalk with drinking and amplified music. Owners live in xxxxxxx [off island]. There are 50-60 people [at times]. i have called police so many times they consider me a pest. We have two nurses that work the graveyard. No consideration [that they need their rest]. If a police car responds he toots and they wave even though there are cars in the bus zone and others blocking driveways, If an officer gets out of the vehicle they fist bump, One night at 1am two police cars responded and did the fist bump thing. I called 911 and was told it was subjective, Then the operator told me I was being redundant. I responded that I hope she was recording this conversation and fully understood my point. we have several lawyers in our family and they will get in touch. Ten minutes later a sergeant pulled up and disbanded the party. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
Thank you for your note. The situation you describe is one we are well familiar with. So many of our subscribers have shared similar stories: they in good faith report noise violations only to have the HPD respond and do nothing. HPD's record of issuing citations for noise disturbances is shameful. They will continue to do this as long as they can operate in the shadows - a place where the general public is unaware of their lack of enforcement.
We recommend to everyone who has experienced this that they begin attending their neighborhood board meetings. We see that you are from the Salt Lake neighborhood. Your board is the Aliamanu/Salt Lake/Foster Village Board #18 and they meet the second Thursday of each month at the Oahu Veterans Center at 1298 Kukila Street at 7:00pm. You can find their meeting agendas, minutes, schedules, and even sign-up for information from them at this link: http://www.honolulu.gov/nco/boards.html
You can contact your board in advance of any meeting and request to be put on the agenda as a speaker. You can tell your story to the board and your neighbors in attendance and request that the board engage with HPD for answers on why there is no enforcement. Too, at ever neighborhood board meeting there is an update from an HPD representative on what is happening in the community. You would be able to ask the HPD representative why they are so lax on enforcing noise abuses. This takes HPD out of the shadows and puts them into the community spotlight. They do not like answering these types of questions in a public forum and we have found this alone usually results in improvements in enforcement. If more people did this, we may reach a point where every call to HPD to complain about noise results in the action you deserve instead of "subjective" fist bumps.
Mahalo for you note.
A Quieter O'ahu