Mayor Peter Carlisle has vetoed Bill 11, which would have extended a ban on commercial activities, such as kayak rentals, at Kailua and Kalama beach parks.
Carlisle said the bill was too broad.
The City Council had passed the bill 7-2 on July 11. The bill would have extended a partial weekend ban to all days.
“Regardless of how much a total ban at Kailua and Kalama beach parks might make good sense, I am concerned that allowing this bill to become law will make it harder to refuse other neighborhoods wishing to do the same down the road,” Carlisle said in a news release. “The better approach is to work on rules island-wide and the Department of Parks and Recreation is doing this now.”
Carlisle said it is likely the council will override his veto.
A majority of those testifying at the April 19 meeting at Kailua High School favored a total ban.
More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition supporting a complete ban on commercial activity at Kailua and Kalama beaches.