Events at beach need to be free

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Recently you published an article about the Natatorium by Robert Fox and David Cheever (“Volleyball venue at Natatorium fits memorial’s original intent,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 4).

I think the public should be informed that admission to events such as beach volleyball, music and hula programs will cost money.

Keeping Hawaii Hawaii is what we should do. Adaptive reuse of the Natatorium, as Fox and Cheever propose, is another instance of private interests usurping the public’s benefit. They neglected to mention that the public would have to pay admission to watch events such as beach volleyball, music and hula shows.

We need a free public beach for all of the people.

Mandy Bowers
Manoa