It may even need to involve the homeless themselves. Last week, Honolulu Weekly
asked homeless people camped at Queenʻs Beach–among those whom officials most urgently want out of the way–whether they would move to Browerʻs proposed Safe Zone on city property in Kakaako. All four people who agreed to speak to the Weekly
said they would not.
“There will be drugs, gangs, crime, violence,” said a man who gave his name as Tom. “That’s what we’re all over here in Waikiki to get away from in the first place. I’d rather sit on a bench [on Kalakaua Avenue] all night than get beat up and robbed in Kakaako.”