The noise from Kailua Zippys a constant problem to the Senior citizens living in [Kailua area] and surrounding neighborhood. I took the photos from my lanai. I am glad to know of your web site. So weary of noise. Let's add canned music in stores that is offensive. In Kailua I have complained about Kailua Chevron Car Wash 24 hour noise level. April 10, 2013 to Craig Nishihara, Environment Health Specialist. A test was finally done from my balcony and elsewhere at night on the noise decimal. Finally in Aug. 2013 the hours of operation were changed to 7a-10p. Why does it take so long? Aloha, Kailua.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
Thank you for your note and sharing your story. Yes, it does take time, but you obviously did your research and knew to reach-out to the environmental health group at Dept of Health who has jurisdiction over noisy businesses. I will say that your success story is unique, many, many, many of your neighbors are still struggling with noise and have yet to gain the attention of what is too often an overburdened and understaffed, or sometimes just unconcerned, bureaucracy. We will share your story, without names of contact info, on our blog. Perhaps others may learn from your experience.