July 30, 2020

Pine opposes bar closure order

HONOLULU, HAWAII In light of the order closing bars again for three weeks effective tomorrow, Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, chair of the Councils committee on Business, Economic Development and Tourism, issued the following statement:

The reasons for closure should be based on a business ability to prove that they can operate safely for their guests and employees. Everyone should have the opportunity to show their ability to sanitize and keep people safe. That should be the basis of any closure judgement, not what type of business you have.

Councilmember Kym Pine represents residents of District One, comprising portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nnkuli, Mili, Waianae, Mkaha, Keaau and Makua) and is chair of the City Councils Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

Media Contact:

Erika Engle

Communications Director

erika [dot] engle honolulu [dot] gov

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