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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi on commercial activity in Waimānalo and pausing rail construction

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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi on Nov. 23, 2021.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangardi says he intends to announce a decision Tuesday on a bill seeking to ban commercial activities at Waimānalo beaches. The mayor said he put off deciding Friday in order to further discuss the bill with community members over the weekend. He also shared his thoughts on pausing the rail project at the Honolulu Civic Center. The city hopes to test out an interim rail service later this summer.

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 1, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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