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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM While county councilmembers heard testimony on Bill 2491 last month in Kauai’s Historic County Building, police stood watch over supporters and opponents of the legislation, which would have set new restrictions on pesticide use and the farming of genetically modified crops. Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s veto of the bill eventually fell to a council override vote on Nov. 16.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Bill Walker and other Bill 2491 supporters were decked out in red during the heated debate over the legislation, while opponents wore blue.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Emotions ran high at Kauai’s Historic County Building Nov. 14 as news came that the county council did not have enough votes to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s veto of Bill 2491. Councilmembers did defeat the veto after they delayed proceedings for a day to fill the council’s vacant seat.