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April 20, 2011
Honolulu Weekly

Walk this way
by Lucy Jokiel
Art / Michael Daly, a portrait artist who creates his canvases on the sidewalks of Waikiki, was unable to work on March 22 because of sidewalk project barricades in front of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Daly had no choice but to set up his easel on the makai side of the street, which is occupied mostly by private property owners.

After setting up his easel, private security guards contracted by the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center ordered Daly to move because the entire sidewalk fronting the center is owned by Kamehameha Schools. Daly was warned that he could be arrested for “trespassing.”

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October 14, 2010

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers go out on strike
By Alan Yonan and Craig Gima

> SWS COMMENT: Union workers of Unite Here Local 5 congregate on Waikiki sidewalk with media reporters without police harassment. They assemble at a Waikiki public pavement of their choice, in this case in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Kalia Road. Yet at the same time artists and other voices are restricted and harassed on Waikiki sidewalks!
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October 14, 2010

KHON2 News

Sidewalk related: Bill 39, Public Use Zone, targets homeless
[Mayor] Carlisle Ponders Sidewalk Tent Ban
by Andrew Pereira
Excerpts: /The bill allows for the use of folding tables and other temporary furniture in conjunction with First Amendment activities.
/Keoki Miyamoto, the deputy director of the Department of Facility Maintenance testified it would cost $244,000 to erect signage designating pedestrian use zones in all of the areas covered under the bill.
/Miyamoto’s testimony was followed by that of Tom Miyata, the city’s Land Division chief, who told Council members it would take as much as $10,000 per block to survey where a pedestrian use zone ends and where it begins.
/“I'm concerned for the street performers because in a lot of cases they collect a meager income and it's the difference between being homeless and not homeless,” said Michael Daly, a sketch artist who has been drawing caricatures of tourists in Waikiki since last November.

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