Residents call for beach business ban
KAILUA, Oahu - Many residents are supporting a ban of all commercial activity at Kailua and Kalama beach parks.
A City Council committee approved the measure after hearing from more than 200 people Wednesday night at a Kailua High School. Most of them support the plan.
Some residents say they don't want the community to turn into Waikiki.
Others say Kailua Beach shouldn't be exploited for profit.
But some are against the bill, saying it would hurt those who rely on the beach for their livelihoods.
The ban would include businesses such as water sports classes and recreational stops by tour companies.