Ten homeowners on Oahu’s North Shore are facing significant fines if they don’t take down a white picket fence they erected along Laniakea Beach several weeks ago with a sign that reads, “No Parking Any Time.”
The fence has angered local residents sensitive to attempts to block access to Hawaii’s public beaches.
The homeowners told media outlets earlier this month that they put up the fence because their street was being overrun by traffic from tourists and beachgoers.
But the fence is illegal, according to the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting.
On Tuesday officials issued a notice of violation to the homeowners who have until October 16 to take down the fence or obtain a permit.
Otherwise, the homeowners could be fined up to $10,000, in addition to $500 a day for each day they fail to comply with the order, according to city rules regulating special management areas.
You can read the city’s notice of violation, which lists the 10 homeowners, below:
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