Agricultural-zoned lands don’t always require a permit for fencing, but Paradise Ranch sought and got the county license due to the SMA overlay. Condition 6 of the SMA permit expressly requires the lateral, coastal trail to be left open. The sidelong, coastal access trail to Lepeuli is believed by many to be part of the Ala Loa, an ancient Hawaiian trail that goes around the entire coast of Kauai along near the sea. That is a different trail than the steep, county owned trail overgrown with brush and trees mentioned before. In 2010 the County of Kauai got another steep, liability-laden trail in the immediate place it lets from Waioli Corporation, which excludes a high number of beachgoers like the elderly because of its steepness.

In a Sept. 9, 2009 memo, Na Ala Hele said there may be a historic trail that once traversed the property, but the authorities did not make a claim for any trails through the property when the land was filed in the Land Court system in 1943. William Aila’s June 27, 2011 memo discredited that 2009 memo, saying it did not represent the place of the department with respect to maintaining roads and trails in Property Courted property. Consequently, the state CAN claim a historic trail in Lepe’uli, or another Land Court property should it want to achieve . Aila’s memo was also signed by two Deputy Attorney Generals.
She requested a Contested Case hearing.
On Jan. 10, the lawyer for Paradise Ranch sent a letter to the BLNR communicating that the ranch would surrender its permit due to the long and expensive legal fight. Three days later, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) invalidated the permit, rendering the importance of a Contested Case moot.
Nevertheless, Laymon said he would still build a fence. On May 21, Paradise Ranch erected a fence efficiently blocking the entrance to the sidelong, coastal trail. Laymon promised he constructed the fence outside the state Conservation District, meaning he no longer needed state approval. Nonetheless, some community members challenge this claim, saying the fence’s place is really within the conservation district, thereby still necessitating a state license. Irrespective of its location, Condition 6 of the SMA license clearly says the lateral, coastal trail cannot be blocked off.
Add to this two years’ worth of alleged physical intimidation and harassment on Bruce Laymon’s part, and his motivations become crystal clear. On the night the fence was erected, May 21, 2011, Jesse Reynolds, a 28-year old farm worker, alleged he’d been thown off a cliff above Larsen’s Plage by Bruce Laymon. He later filed a police report apparently naming Bruce Laymon as the guy who beat him up and attempted to throw him off the cliff.
Laymon denied all claims with a possible alibi, and the Kauai Police later detained Reynolds for filing a false police report. Oddly, the county prosecutor did not continue with prosecuting Reynolds. Meanwhile, beachgoers were inquiring Mr. why he was building the fence. Laymon purportedly responded, To keep the nudes, gays and hippy campers far from the playa.
Wilson punctuates his point by stating that Spacer, Kallai et al are people of self-appointed status, nor represent anyone in the community but themselves. A clear lie as Spacer had been unanimously appointed a Naturist Action Committee (NAC) Place Representative as early as Autumn 2010.
Image of the illegal fence, erected on May 21, 2011, that violates Condition 6 of Paradise Ranch’s SMA license.
Maybe Mr. Wilson is unaware of the existence of The Naturist Society, or The Naturist Action Committee, but in either case, neither Bruce Laymon nor Waioli Corporation have ever tried to sue Spacer or anyone named above in circuit court, despite the case being an easy triumph if one considers his statement at face value. And when trespassers entered Waioli land on October 23, 2011 to shoot photos of the alleged stone quarry task why were not any of them arrested?