|Mayor Billy Kenoi defends the Two-Percent fund in his veto message. The fund was used to buy land at Kawa, in part, according to the county, to help conserve its estuaries. Photo by Julia Neal|
|Mayor Billy Kenoi Photo by Julia Neal|
COUNCIL ACTIONS VIOLATE SEPARATION OF POWERS, the mayor’s veto message claims. He said the Council’s budget would increase overall county spending “beyond what our administration proposed.” He said the Council shifted spending rather than cut it and “fabricated” a Council Adjusted Expense Account, and he called it unprecedented in state and county government in Hawai`i.
|Kenoi says he wants to keep a reserve in case HGEA|
negotiations require more money for county employees.
AT ITS MEETING YESTERDAY, the County Council authorized the acquisition of private property by eminent domain for the Ocean View Recycling and Transfer Station. The property contains 21.6397 acres just off the makai side of Hwy 11, on the Kona side of Kona Drive and across from Iolani Lane. It is currently appraised at $248,000.
THE MISS KA`U COFFEE PAGEANT airs on Na Leo O Hawai`i Community Television this month on channel 54. It will air tomorrow at 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m.
THE KA`U CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets today at 5 p.m. at the Na`ohulelua historic garden on Kama`oa Road. The Chamber will be accepting applications from potential board members, especially from people who own or operate businesses in Ka`u.
A TOUR OF THE KEAUHOU BIRD CENTER takes place tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park sponsor this tour of the center, which is not open to the general public. Pre-registration is required by calling 985-7373.