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Anderson proposes smoking ban on all city parks, beaches

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:47 p.m. HST, Apr 10, 2013


A bill that would ban smoking at all city parks and beaches was introduced by City Councilman Ikaika Anderson today.

A separate measure barring smoking at seven major East Honolulu beaches and parks including the beach side of Ala Moana Beach Park and Kapiolani Park, was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Monday.

A move by Anderson to include all city parks and beaches into that measure was voted down by his colleagues by a mere 5-4 vote.

Councilman Stanley Chang, who authored the original bill, argued that it would make more sense to apply the bill to only a small section of the island first to see how it works.

Caldwell, in signing the bill, said he would support a smoking ban at all city beaches and parks.

Anderson’s bill is expected to get its first airing before the full City Council at its meeting next Wednesday in Kapolei.

The Chang bill signed by Caldwell applies to seven parks and beaches, but a legal technicality will prevent it from being enforced at six of the seven parks until a separate bill is passed. That's because those six parks, although managed by the city, are on land owned by the state.







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NanakuliBoss wrote:
Mahalo , Ikaikz..
on April 10,2013 | 02:30PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
That guy lighting up, needs glasses, needs to tone is flabby arms, needs to get rid of the beer belly. Where's his ashtray?
on April 10,2013 | 02:34PM
Bdpapa wrote:
At least someone has some common sense!
on April 10,2013 | 03:57PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Good idea. Perhaps little Stanley who authored the defective bill could learn a thing or two.
on April 10,2013 | 04:49PM
8082062424 wrote:
good luck it will not be enforced . you can not stop folks from burying thing from food to food wrappers along with dirty diaper s in the sand. let alone stop folks from drinking and trashing the beach. this will look good on paper. a few unlucky tourist will get caught and fined
on April 10,2013 | 05:16PM
gmkhawaii wrote:
another "dumb" law that won't be enforced! .....what a WASTE of time!!!!
on April 10,2013 | 08:43PM
konag43 wrote:
it is ridiculous to ban smoking on only a few beaches. smoking should be banned on all city and state property which includes beaches and parks. smoke is an intrusion into other peoples space and health.
on April 11,2013 | 04:50PM
AIEA25 wrote:
THIS BILLS THAT BAN SMOKING IN OPEN AREAS SUCH AS THE BEACHES AND BUS STOPS AND SOON WILL BE IN YOUR OWN HOME . I MUST SAY THIS IS GOING OVER BOARD . DEMANDING AND TELLING YOU WHERE TO OR NOT SMOKE .SO HAVING SOMEONE STATIONED AT ALL BEACHES AND BUS STOPS WHERE SOMETHERE WILL BE WATCHING AND WILL BE GIVING OUT CITATIONS TO PEOPLE THAT ARE CAUGHT SMOKING . I GUESS MAYBE SOME JAIL WITH THAT ENFORCEMENT LAW . WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THAT MR. MAYOR . GOING TO JAIL FOR SMOKING !!!
on July 20,2013 | 04:30PM
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