My issue is with the tour buses that are already regulated by law for the Waikiki area "Kapahulu To McCully" Stating that they are allowed to keep engines running for three minutes upon arriving at pickup spot for engine and turbo cool down, and no more than three minutes at leaving time to build up pressure for braking. Affecting Law S11-60.1-35 (3&4) There is no enforcement of this as many police officers are not aware of the law.
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You are probably spot-on. Many HPD officers are unaware of the NUMEROUS noise and related ordinances and statutes that are available to them to restore a bit of quiet. You are fortunate living in Waikiki because the Waikiki Neighborhood Board is one of the most active and influential of our 21 neighborhood boards across O'ahu. You can find info on this board at this link: http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-nco-menu/site-nco-featured/191-site-nco-cat/682-test.html . The Waikiki Neighborhood Board is Board #9. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Waikiki Community Center located at 310 Paoakalani Avenue at 7:00 pm. Attending these meetings each month will be a rep from the Mayor's Office, a rep from or your state legislator, a rep from or your council member, your local fire dept, and your HPD District 6 representative. You can contact your board via email and request 5 minutes to address the board and tell them or your issue with the busses, or ask that they add your issue to the agenda as a question for HPD District 6. You can put it before both the board and HPD, and the other representatives attending, that current ordinances aren't being followed, and ask that HPD better inform/educate its officers. From your neighborhood board you have a direct line to HPD District 6, and operating through your neighborhood board you can be assured of follow-up
Otherwise, we will post your issue to our blog (without your contact info). I'm certain others will relate to this problem and perhaps they, too, will reach out to HPD through their boards and insist of better officer education on noise and noise related laws. Good luck in spreading the word.