Could you please address the noise from the protestors in the lane between the Outrigger beach (Dukes) hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel?
While they have the right to protest, beating drums and using loud hailers is affecting the sleep, and quality of life, of not only visitors, but also of area residents who are not a part of this protest, and who shouldn't be subjected to this noise in order for the union to make their point.
Could you please ask the police to stop the noise ASAP.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
Thanks for your note. We've also heard this from others and have "melded" the complaints into this one entry.
Unfortunately we cannot refer the problem to the police as we do not have "standing" - (we are not affected by the problem, so we cannot report the problem). If you are a Waikiki resident and you believe that you are being adversely affected by this noise, you can contact HPD and issue a complaint. The union that is conducting this strike (Unite Here Local 5) very likely has all the correct paperwork to stage their protest, however, this paperwork usually DOES NOT cover creating a noise nuisance, or violating area noise ordinances. Noise waivers, if issued, are issued by the Department of Health and you can ask HPD to verify that they have such a noise waiver to be creating the loud noise that you have reported. You can also ask for the parameters of the waiver (for how many days, during what hours of the day, etc). If you do choose to contact HPD you can ask to remain anonymous if you desire, and they will not reveal your name.
If you choose to file a complaint, please let us know the result, good or bad. We will post this, and any follow-up you provide, to our Noise Blog (without your name) so that others might learn/benefit from your experience.
We have also reached-out to Unite Here Local 5 to express the concerns that you, and others, have shared about this noise problem. Our note to them is provided below. If you, or others, would also like to contact Unite Here Local 5, here is the link for their "Contact" page.
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We are being contacted by many downtown residents in the area of your protests complaining about the noise that you are creating. As one writer opines: "While they have the right to protest, beating drums and using loud hailers is affecting the quality of life of residents in the area. We're not a part of this, and do not appreciate being bothered by their noise."
I would think this is NOT a good strategy to enjoin the public to your cause.