City says anti-rail initiative won't make ballot

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Honolulu city officials say an anti-rail initiative can't appear on the November ballot.

The group Stop Rail Now hopes to collect enough signatures on a petition to put the issue before voters.

But the City Elections Administrator says the petition being circulated calls for a special election, which can't be held in conjunction with a general election.

City Clerk Denise de Costa informed Stop Rail Now's attorney that petitions calling for special elections can't be filed until after the November fourth general election.

Stop Rail Now's attorney says they are withholding comment until he reviews the letter.