Kayak delivery at Kailua Beach Park

Aloha paddlers,

First I want to send out a  HUGE MAHALO!!!!   To all of you who showed up for the City Council meeting at the Pali Golf course. It was even more amazing that you stayed the additional 3 hours that the meeting was delayed!!  I truly appreciate all you went through to help us try to put this Bill down.

Also, a big “Thank you”   to everyone who called and emailed our City Council Members before the meeting last Wednesday.   It DID have an impact on them, and, although Bill 11 was passed, it was passed only so it would continue on it’s track while the Parks and Recreation Director finishes up his proposal  for LIMITED commercial activities in the park.

So, the bottom line for this issue is that although the bill passed that reading, it’s 2nd at the Council, it still must pass the Parks Committee hearing on May 22, next Tuesday.

If it gets voted down there, it will be defeated and a bill can be introduced  that  will reduce the commercial activity in the park without totally banning it which is far too extreme for everyone.

So, there are 5 Councilmen on the Parks Committee listed below.  We just need 3 of them to vote  “No”  for Bill 11 to fail and we think 3 of them are leaning that way already, and they just need a bit more public pressure to make them see that this is the right way for them to vote.  These three councilmen have an asterisk behind their names below.

So, Today, Tomorrow, over the weekend, and on Monday, we need as many people as possible to contact the 5 council members listed below and tell them that they should vote “NO” on Bill 11 at the parks committee meeting on Tuesday, May 22.    If enough of you do this, it will make a difference in how they vote and we can stop this bill so it can be revised to limit commercial activity in a reasonable manner.

If you’d like to use what I’ve written below, feel free to copy and paste it into your email to the council members, or write your own with your own reasons, but please help them to know that this Bill is an unnecessarily extreme measure and needs to be voted down so  a more reasonable version can be brought forward.

Thanks very much for your help with this.

 

Voting Members of the Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee are:

Tom Berg(Chair)                              808-768-5001      tberg@honolulu.gov *

Ikaika Anderson(Vice Chair)          808-768-5003     ianderson@honolulu.gov    

Romy Cachola                                   808-768- 5007      rcachola@honolulu.gov    *

Nestor Garcia                                    808768-5009         ngarcia@honolulu.gov **

Breene Harimoto                              768-5008              bharimoto@honolulu.gov    *

 

Sample of what you might say:

Dear Councilman  ??????,

I understand Bill 11 is coming up for a vote in the Parks and Cultural Affairs committee on May 22.

I want you to know that while I agree that commercial activity in Kailua Beach Park needs to be controlled,  To ban it completely is an immense over-reaction to what is a problem in Kailua, but not such a large problem to warrant this much of an extreme measure.

Because some people resent tour busses coming into Kailua Beach Park and kayaks rolling through the park on Dollys, is not a good reason to ban magicians at  birthday parties, Bounce Houses, clowns, Yoga classes, or young mom’s doing and exercise class.

Please vote no on Bill 11 and then, if necessary create another bill that will regulate business in a reasonable manner.

 

Aloha,

Your name

 

 

Thanks Gang, see you on the water!

 

Aoha,

Bob Twogood

President

 

Twogood kayaks Hawaii, Inc.

134 B Hamakua Drive

Kailua, Hawaii 96734

 

Ph.      808-262-5656

fx.       808-261-3111

email:  bob@twogoodkayaks.com

www.twogoodkayaks.com

 

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Kayak delivery at Kailua Beach Park

Aloha paddlers,

First I want to send out a HUGE MAHALO!!!!   To all of you who showed up for the City Council meeting at the Pali Golf course. It was even more amazing that you stayed the additional 3 hours that the meeting was delayed!!  I truly appreciate all you went through to help us try to put this Bill down.

Also, a big “Thank you”   to everyone who called and emailed our City Council Members before the meeting last Wednesday.   It DID have an impact on them, and, although Bill 11 was passed, it was passed only so it would continue on it’s track while the Parks and Recreation Director finishes up his proposal  for LIMITED commercial activities in the park.

So, the bottom line for this issue is that although the bill passed that reading, it’s 2nd at the Council, it still must pass the Parks Committee hearing on May 22, next Tuesday.

If it gets voted down there, it will be defeated and a bill can be introduced  that  will reduce the commercial activity in the park without totally banning it which is far too extreme for everyone.

So, there are 5 Councilmen on the Parks Committee listed below.  We just need 3 of them to vote  “No”  for Bill 11 to fail and we think 3 of them are leaning that way already, and they just need a bit more public pressure to make them see that this is the right way for them to vote.  These three councilmen have an asterisk behind their names below.

So, Today, Tomorrow, over the weekend, and on Monday, we need as many people as possible to contact the 5 council members listed below and tell them that they should vote “NO” on Bill 11 at the parks committee meeting on Tuesday, May 22.    If enough of you do this, it will make a difference in how they vote and we can stop this bill so it can be revised to limit commercial activity in a reasonable manner.

If you’d like to use what I’ve written below, feel free to copy and paste it into your email to the council members, or write your own with your own reasons, but please help them to know that this Bill is an unnecessarily extreme measure and needs to be voted down so  a more reasonable version can be brought forward.

Thanks very much for your help with this.

 

Voting Members of the Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee are:

Tom Berg(Chair)                              808-768-5001      tberg@honolulu.gov *

Ikaika Anderson(Vice Chair)          808-768-5003     ianderson@honolulu.gov    

Romy Cachola                                   808-768- 5007      rcachola@honolulu.gov    *

Nestor Garcia                                    808768-5009         ngarcia@honolulu.gov **

Breene Harimoto                              768-5008              bharimoto@honolulu.gov    *

 

Sample of what you might say:

Dear Councilman  ??????,

I understand Bill 11 is coming up for a vote in the Parks and Cultural Affairs committee on May 22.

I want you to know that while I agree that commercial activity in Kailua Beach Park needs to be controlled,  To ban it completely is an immense over-reaction to what is a problem in Kailua, but not such a large problem to warrant this much of an extreme measure.

Because some people resent tour busses coming into Kailua Beach Park and kayaks rolling through the park on Dollys, is not a good reason to ban magicians at  birthday parties, Bounce Houses, clowns, Yoga classes, or young mom’s doing and exercise class.

Please vote no on Bill 11 and then, if necessary create another bill that will regulate business in a reasonable manner.

 

Aloha,

Your name

 

 

Thanks Gang, see you on the water!

 

Aoha,

Bob Twogood

President

 

Twogood kayaks Hawaii, Inc.

134 B Hamakua Drive

Kailua, Hawaii 96734

 

Ph.      808-262-5656

fx.       808-261-3111

email:  bob@twogoodkayaks.com

www.twogoodkayaks.com

 

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