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NEWS RELEASE

KYMBERLY MARCOS PINE
COUNCILMEMBER, DISTRICT 1
(808) 768-5001
(808) 768-1217 (fax)
e-mail: kmpine@honolulu.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2014

Vote Clarifications: Councilmember Pine Opposes both Sit Lie Measures

HONOLULU — Due to a staff clerical error that reversed Bill 45 – “Relating to public sidewalks” and Bill 46 – “Relating to urinating and defecating in public”, Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine voted incorrectly for Bill 45, the sidewalk bill and incorrectly voted against Bill 46, the urinating and defecating in public bill. As the bills move forward she will continue to be in opposition to all sit-lie bills. She is in favor of Bills 43 and Bill 46 that prohibit urinating and defecating in public places.

“I continue to believe that banning sitting and lying on sidewalks is not the solution to the homeless problem” says Councilmember Pine, “We must allow the 47 million dollars that we just allocated for the homeless issue to be implemented first. Housing First is the best solution.”

Councilmember Pine represents residents of District One (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua) and chairs the Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Services Committee.

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