Mayor Caldwell fights back against aerial advertising companyUPDATED 9:24 PM HST Jul 18, 2014Video Transcript
not backing down. The company was up in the sky AGAIN today and will be back in the skies over the weekend As KITV-4'S Ann Sterling reports Honolulu Mayor- Kirk Caldwell is fighting back.. assembling a team against aerial advertising. 14.43 i think its wrong thing to do for a new company to come into our community and not to do it in a way thats humble and we want them to follow the law .. i don't care. i don't think we embrace that kind of attitude 15.01 MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL .... IS FED UP ... ASSEMBLING A TEAM TO FIGHT ADVERTISING IN THE SKY. 3.08 we're standing here as a team -- the chief, the prosecutor and the mayor saying we are not going to take this. WEEKS AGO -- THE MAYOR WROTE A LETTER TO THE FAA ASKING IT TO REVOKE THE COMPANY'S WAIVER. THIS WEEK-- HE REACHED OUT TO SENATOR MAZIE HIRONO ... SENATOR BRIAN SCHATZ ... CONGRESSWOMAN CO-LLEEN HANABUSA AND TULSI GABBARD ASKING THEM TO HELP IN THIS FIGHT. BUT -- AERIAL BANNERS NORTH IS NOT BACKING DOWN. THEY WERE BACK IN THE SKY TODAY.. FLYING ANOTHER BANNER -- WILL YOU MARY ME -- GETTING PAID THIS TIME 7.54 Mayor Caldwell We will issue multiple citations if we can get to the pilot when he lands. THE BANNER COMPANY HAS ALREADY BEEN HIT WITH A 500 DOLLAR FINE, BUT ATTORNEY MICHAEL MCALLISTER SAYS... THE WAIVER FROM THE FAA ALLOWS THE COMPANY TO FLY. AND HE SAYS... IT'S PRETTY OUTRAGEOUS THAT THE MAYOR IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE PLANE AND THEN TREAT IT LIKE AN EMERGENCY 4.44 Mayor Kirk Caldwell ab says they are going to fly this weekend despite all the warnings, if they do please call 911. Prosecutor Kaneshiro has served ABN with a summons. The company and the pilot of the plane will be in court on Aug 5th.