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Old 07-01-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Los Angeles Law Prohibiting People From Living in Cars - WSJ

Will this law have an impact in Hawaii? Good? Bad? Just curious...
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Well... the article you linked to says...

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A federal appeals court has struck down a Los Angeles law prohibiting people from living in their vehicles, a ruling that could affect similar laws in numerous cities.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the ban, in place since 1983, is unconstitutionally vague and leads to discriminatory enforcement against the homeless.

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Carol Sobel, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said that the ruling would affect bans similar to Los Angeles' throughout the Ninth Circuit, which covers seven Western states as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
So on that basis, I'd say yes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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It won't have any effect because the laws against sleeping your car aren't enforced
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Kihei, Maui
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It won't have any effect because the laws against sleeping your car aren't enforced
But there could be people saying "I'd live in Hawaii in my car if it wasn't illegal." who will now say "OK, I'm in!"

So in essence, the problem (assuming one considers it a problem) could get worse.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Back at home in western Washington!
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Guessing that most of the folks saying "I'd live in Hawaii in my car if it wasn't illegal" are in the mainland states and it costs an arm and a leg to get themselves and their car to HI...I wouldn't anticipate a huge migration of homeless with cars anytime soon.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I know of a couple cars with people living in them. One at Kapiolani park that has been there for 2 months. So if it's a law, that's news to me.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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I know of a woman who lives in her station wagon behind Burger King in Hilo, has been there for months now. She's in her early 70's, smokes like a chimney and drinks like a fish, was kicked out of section 8 housing for a bad roach infestation.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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I have seen a few people live in cars in Hawaii I have never seen them get ticketed but they were in places that did not blatantly bother anyone.
Hawaii is more relaxed then the mainland police usually do not roam to far out of their way to hassle homeless people unless their is a decent sized problem.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Puna, Hawaii
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Thankfully, all these cars have bathrooms so people don't have to do their stuff on the street.


Right?
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