The Ha’ik? Stairs were part of a pioneering communications network built during the Second World War. They were repaired in 2002 at a cost to the city of $950,000 but have remained closed ever since. Despite this, the stairs remain legendary to hikers and climbing enthusiasts from all over the world, offering panoramic views of Oahu and a valuable opportunity to study Hawaiian history, culture, as well as native plant and animal life. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) owns the land under the stairs and is about to initiate steps to remove this eligible historic structure protected by law. Please sign this petition (using your signature and physical address for maximum impact) to show you support saving the Ha’ik? Stairs. Together, let’s urge the Board of Water supply to work with stakeholders for a managed access plan that would mitigate any further costs to the city, solve illegal hiking problems, and save this world famous and unique piece of history for future generations.
The Honolulu Board of Water supply has stated it is committed to allowing public testimony at open meetings. There is such a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, August 24, 2015, at 2pm in the Board Room, Public Service Building, 630 South Beretania St, Honolulu. In order to provide testimony you must either register prior to the day of the meeting or fill out a registration form on-site on the day of the meeting. If you are registering in advance, please provide your name, phone number, and subject matter of testimony by one of the following methods: 1) email to firstname.lastname@example.org 2) fax to (808) 748 5079 3) phone (808) 748 5061, or in person at 630 S. Beretania St, #311. You may also register to testify on-site on the day of the meeting by filling out a registration form. Testimony is limited to three minutes. Written testimony may be emailed to email@example.com of faxed to (808) 748 5079 prior to the day of the meeting for distribution at the meeting. The Friends of Ha?ik? Stairs welcomes people wishing to testify who, like ourselves, believe in protecting the historic Ha?ik? Stairs and its environment for current and future generations. With aloha, the Friends of Ha?ik? Stairs.