- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - City Council members have voted to expand areas included under a law which bans sitting and lying down on certain public sidewalks.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1FvXKTx ) Council members Wednesday voted 6-3 to override Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s recent veto of Bill 6, the city’s so-called “sit-lie” bill. Neighborhoods added under the new measure include the Kapalama Canal, Aala and McCully.

Caldwell says he is disappointed by the vote and has previously pleaded with the Council not to override it. He says opponents of sit-lie could argue that the entire effort targets the homeless.

Council members that voted for the override maintain that businesses and residents need the expansion.

Caldwell initiated the first sit-lie ban last year. Council members have since passed bills adding more businesses to the sit-lie prohibition.

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Information from: The Honolulu Advertiser, http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com

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