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Give weekend ban at Kailua a chance


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 14, 2012

~~<p>A weekend restriction on commercial activity at world-famous Kailua Beach Park is scheduled to begin on July 1, even as the City Council is feeling pressure from residents to adopt a total ban throughout the week. Kayaks and windsurfing businesses have overrun the beach and should not be allowed to overuse a favorite shoreline for residents and visitors &mdash; but the Council should take a look at the weekend ban as a trial run before extending it.</p>
<p>The Council approved the weekend ban in February, extending from Lanikai to Castle Point from 1 p.m. on Saturdays until 6:30 a.m. on Mondays. The proposed bill would prohibit commercial activity throughout the week; it passed the second of three needed approvals on Wednesday.</p>
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A weekend restriction on commercial activity at world-famous Kailua Beach Park is scheduled to begin on July 1, even as the City Council is feeling pressure from residents to adopt a total ban throughout the week. Kayaks and windsurfing businesses have overrun the beach and should not be allowed to overuse a favorite shoreline for residents and visitors — but the Council should take a look at the weekend ban as a trial run before extending it.

The Council approved the weekend ban in February, extending from Lanikai to Castle Point from 1 p.m. on Saturdays until 6:30 a.m. on Mondays. The proposed bill would prohibit commercial activity throughout the week; it passed the second of three needed approvals on Wednesday. Login for more...



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