The prohibition continues to gain support from Hawaii environmentalists, but is effectively dead this session.
Councilman Brandon Elefante continues to oppose the idea of moving homeless people around by making it illegal to sit or lie down on some city streets.
It started in Hong Kong, but now Oahu hosts the flagship event for POW! WOW! festivals held in many cities.
The proposal, which didn’t even receive a hearing last year, has cleared one committee and its prospects seem good in a second.
Hawaii provides library security guards, but so far bucks the trend of training employees to better serve patrons with special needs.
Advocates on both sides of the issue agree a fee is better than handing out thicker plastic bags for free.