Veto Overturned, Kailua Beach Business Ban Upheld

The Honolulu City Council just said, “Aloha,” to businesses operating in Kailua and Kalama Beach parks. And in this case the word means goodbye.

Council members voted 7-2 to override Mayor Peter Carlisle’s veto of Bill 11, which is the new law that would shut down commercial activities at the beaches seven days a week.

A previous bill passed by the council already banned business activity at the beaches on weekends.

The veto override wasn’t much of a surprise. Bill 11 originally passed 7-2. It only takes six votes — two-thirds of the nine member council — to override the veto.

If you’re curious about how often the council takes out vetoes, you can read this story.

Nick Grube

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