TO PRESERVE THE CLEANLINESS OF THE STREETS OF HONOLULU.
Honolulu will become one of the most cleanest cities in the world should the law that the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] passed for the second reading on the night of this Wednesday, progress and go through in the future. This is the law that will outlaw the discarding of cigarette and cigar butts on the street which was put to consideration before the board last week.
In the new law, throwing and littering of all kinds of rubbish on streets and lanes is strictly prohibited, and all persons seen doing this: throwing a bottle or empty can, fruit peel, pieces of paper and other things that will alter the beauty of the streets and lanes into rubbish piles, he or they will be brought up on charges, and if found guilty, a heavy punishment will be doled out upon him or them. It is not only prohibited on streets, but also on beaches, because rubbish and other trash is seen being just thrown on the sand. There is a law pertaining to the sidewalks as well before the board. This law will go into effect after fifteen days from its passing, and within the area specified, sidewalks will be made by the owner or owners who the sidewalks belong to, and if he or they do not make them, the government will do so and charge the expenses to the owner to whom belongs the sidewalk that was made. The area covered in this new law is from the pier until Beritania Street and between Nuuanu River and South Street; and within this area, owners will be required to build sidwalks.
(Kuokoa, 3/29/1912, p. 8)