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Clarify rules on activities at Oahu's beach parks


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2013

~~<p>Most weekend commercial activity was banned last year at two of Kailua's most popular beach parks, but the City Council went ahead later with a stronger measure that effectively banned all commercial activity at all city parks and beaches on Oahu. This unintended consequence is now threatening the cancellation of some popular fundraising events, and the Council must act quickly for an exemption to undo this mistake.</p>
<p>A ban on commercial activity from Saturday afternoons to Monday morning went into effect last July at Kailua and Kalama beach parks. The Council then unwisely &mdash; and cognizantly, as three of the members voting yes in the 7-2 final decision did so &quot;with reservations&quot; &mdash; extended the ban to all parks at all times.</p>
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Most weekend commercial activity was banned last year at two of Kailua's most popular beach parks, but the City Council went ahead later with a stronger measure that effectively banned all commercial activity at all city parks and beaches on Oahu. This unintended consequence is now threatening the cancellation of some popular fundraising events, and the Council must act quickly for an exemption to undo this mistake.

A ban on commercial activity from Saturday afternoons to Monday morning went into effect last July at Kailua and Kalama beach parks. The Council then unwisely — and cognizantly, as three of the members voting yes in the 7-2 final decision did so "with reservations" — extended the ban to all parks at all times. Login for more...



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