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Mayor vetoes bill for commercial activity ban at Kailua beaches

  • co-owner of Hawaiian Watersports

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.

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