(London Daily Mail) Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped their proposal to rename a beach after Barack Obama – marking the second time officials in the president's home state have balked on honoring him with his name on a stretch of sand and surf.
It was a series of complaints from the public that drove Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin to withdraw their plan, which would have changed the name of Sandy Beach Park to President Barack Obama Sandy Beach Park.
'We've heard a number of concerns from members of the community,' a diplomatic Chang told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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'Given the facts we received, we don't think it's necessary to move forward,' he said.