Noise from poorly regulated structural and renovation changes to buildings is the bane of my existence. Dismissed by HOA who are draconian about some rules and not for others.
Where do the city and state stand on this issue?
Quieter O'ahu Response:
We face issues of "selective enforcement" everywhere. Of the dozens and dozens of calls to HPD to report actionable noise violations that are clearly on point of current statutes and ordinances we hear over and over again stories about officers that won't issue a citation because of their "officer's discretion" to not cite the offender.
On our website here https://www.quieteroahu.com/things-you-can-do1.html we discuss things that you can do. Options range bringing the issue before your neighborhood board, to emailing or calling the local media. Often they will take up your case as a public interest story and you'll find it being reported in print or on the evening news. HOA's hate that. They can ignore you in the shadows, but shine a public light on their activities, or have them being contacted by your neighborhood board, and often they become the most cooperative folks on the planet.
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