City council moves forward with condemnation effort of Portlock beach gate

A battle over a Portlock gate blocking access to a beach path is far from over.

Portlock - A battle over a Portlock gate blocking access to a beach path is far from over. The city council is taking up the matter at next Wednesday's meeting.

This locked gate off 379 Portlock Road is at the center of this longstanding controversy. It leads to Maunalua Bay.

The Honolulu City Council, beach users, beach groups like Liveable Hawaii Kai Hui, and - according to the association's president - all but one of the homeowners in the Portlock Homeowner's Association, want the gate opened.

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