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Ilagan on the size of government

Ilagan on the size of government

MEDIA RELEASE Greggor Ilagan is running for the County Council seat that represents Puna. He issued the following statement: My vision of government size is neither big government nor small government for Hawaii County. There is a third approach I call “common sense government.” The county does not need to hire or cut employees. What […]

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Weatherford cleared as 'independent' Council candidate

Weatherford cleared as ‘independent’ Council candidate

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County Council candidate James Weatherford of the newly drawn Puna Council District 4 has been certified for full public funding by the state Campaign Spending Commission. After gathering the signatures, $5 contributions and early support of 200 registered voters from the district, Weatherford’s campaign was cleared to receive full public funding in […]

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Mayor Kenoi presents 2012–2013 budget to the Hawaii County Council

According to the mayor the $365 million FY 2012-2013 budget is $37,911,650 or 9.4 percent less than the budget in effect when the administration took office in 2008.

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Council Chairman Dominic Yagong called an emergency meeting of the council Saturday evening to hear tsunami updates from Mayor Billy Kenoi and Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento.

Tsunami 2011: Yagong calls emergency council meeting

Council Chairman Dominic Yagong called an emergency meeting of the council Saturday evening to hear tsunami updates from Mayor Billy Kenoi and Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento.

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"This balanced budget includes estimated revenues and appropriations of $376,001,627 and includes the operations of eleven of the County’s special funds as well as the General Fund. It is $11,044,576 lower than this year’s budget, and is $27,203,371 or 6.74 percent lower than the budget in effect when I took office."

Mayor’s budget sent to Hawaii County Council

“This balanced budget includes estimated revenues and appropriations of $376,001,627 and includes the operations of eleven of the County’s special funds as well as the General Fund. It is $11,044,576 lower than this year’s budget, and is $27,203,371 or 6.74 percent lower than the budget in effect when I took office.”

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The Office of the Mayor, Hawai‘i County Council, Office of the County Clerk and six County departments are moving into the newly renovated Hawai‘i County Building at 25 Aupuni Street this week.

Mayor, Council, departments move to County Building

The Office of the Mayor, Hawai‘i County Council, Office of the County Clerk and six County departments are moving into the newly renovated Hawai‘i County Building at 25 Aupuni Street this week.

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County Council agenda index, Oct. 7

County Council agenda index, Oct. 7

9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 in Kona  9:00 A.M.: STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON COMM. & ORDER OF RESOLUTIONS  1. Comm. 400.4:  REMOVE JEFF ALEXANDER FROM NORTH KOHALA CDP COMMITTEE 2. Res. 218-09: Designates Council Vice Chair & Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Standing Committees 3. Res. 220-09 (Draft 3): Urges Congress to Pass […]

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Did a councilwoman just sue herself?

Did a councilwoman just sue herself?

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor Yup. South Kona Councilwoman Brenda Ford last week filed a lawsuit in Third Circuit Court against the County Council. Of course, Ford is in her second term on that very governmental body. So, yes, she has just sued herself, but not for doing anything wrong. Just for clarification of part of […]

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Sweeping votes push power positions back to Hilo; Naeole voted council's new vice chair

Council shuffle shifts leadership to Hilo

Sweeping votes push power positions back to Hilo; Naeole voted council’s new vice chair

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Special County Council actions taken

Special County Council actions taken

Monday, April 13 in Hilo J Yoshimoto – Chairman Pete Hoffmann – Vice Chairman  Res 98-09: Supports the passage of House Bill No. 345 relating to the postponement of a comprehensive public funding program for the County of Hawaii Council elections ADOPTED  AYES: ENRIQUES, GREENWELL, IKEDA, NAEOLE, ONISHI, YOSHIMOTO NOES: FORD, HOFFMANN, YAGONG

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Selected actions by Council, March 2-3

Selected actions by Council, March 2-3

MEDIA RELEASE  8 a.m. – EXECUTIVE SESSION – Comm. 116.4 – Colleen Schrandt selected as legislative auditor 9:30 a.m. – FINANCE COMMITTEE Comm. 160 – Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (Res 57-09) – RECOMMENDS ADOPTION OF ADOPTION OF RES 57-09 AYES: ENRIQUES, FORD, GREENWELL, HOFFMANN, IKEDA, NAEOLE, ONISHI, YOSHIMOTO, CHAIR YAGONG (Bill 38) – […]

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Council, committees actions taken, Feb. 3-4

Actions taken by the County Council Committees and Full Council on selected items, Feb. 3-4,   FINANCE COMMITTEE ACTIONS Comm 102: Accept donation – hand painted fiberglass honu artwork (Res 42-09) — RECOMMENDS ADOPTION OF RES 42-09 AYES: ENRIQUES, FORD, HOFFMANN, NAEOLE, ONISHI, YOSHIMOTO, VICE CHAIR IKEDA ABSENT:  GREENWELL & YAGONG Comm 103: Donations of 2 […]

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Contact info for council members

Contact info for council members

Contact information for the new Hawaii County Council has been released.    District 1 – Hamakua, North Hilo, and portions of South Hilo (Hakalau, Honomu, Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Kaiwiki) Dominic Yagong Phone: 961-8264 Fax: 961-8912 E-Mail Address: dyagong@co.hawaii.hi.us   District 2 – South Hilo (Amaulu, Puueo, portions of downtown Hilo, Lanakila, Waianuenue, Kaumana, Ainako, Piihonua, portions of Waiakea Homesteads) Donald […]

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County inauguration set for Dec. 1

County inauguration set for Dec. 1

MEDIA RELEASE The inauguration for the newly elected mayor, council members, and prosecuting attorney is slated for noon, Monday, Dec. 1 at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. The public is invited to attend.  The program will begin with a prelude of familiar selections chose by bandmaster Paul Arceo and the Hawaii County Band. […]

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