City & County Fundraising.
As if traffic didn’t already stink.
A few weeks ago, I read this message & I didn’t really give it much thought:
On February 1, the city and county of Honolulu will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The city estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. 1 million will go to pay police overtime. There will be 50 police on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main thoroughfares!
They are the following:
H-3 both directions
H-2 both directions
H-1 both directions
Now 5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every officer is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked cruisers and they are bringing all their part timers on full time. It’s up to you how fast you are doing when they do.
Then a couple of days ago events occurred such that I actually had to leave my house in the daytime (I ran out of cat food & the only place that sells the one my cats like is in Hawaii Kai.). I found myself crawling along in unusually heavy & slow early afternoon traffic on Kalanianaole Highway. Now, the herd moves significantly slower when there is a cop in its midst; if it’s not an accident, football game, or public bus, it’s probably a police officer trying to drive somewhere. I looked around for a blue & white, but the source of the slowdown was to be found on the sidewalk.
I passed 4 laser gun-toting officers between Kahala Mall & Aina Haina Shopping Center. I wondered how they imagined they were going to tag anyone in this ridiculous traffic… but apparently they managed. Thanks for your contribution to the City & County of Honolulu, you poor unfortunate souls.
So… traffic is going to suck in February. Fortunately Marina Pet Supply had the 25 lb bag of Innova catfood so I’m good for awhile. However, if you’re wondering why it’s been 2 hours since your 911 call & the police haven’t come yet, at least you’ll know where to find our local champions. That’s right; they are out there earning OT giving people tickets. It is a disaster for the baked goods industry. Ok, I’m sorry; that was cheap. Sorry.
On a side note, I noticed The Patisserie put glaze on their raisin scones today. I didn’t like it. Hopefully it was a mistake.