(ABOVE VIDEO) Mayor Billy Kenoi testifies during the Hawaii State Water Commission on Water Resource Management hearing in Kona (Dec. 10). Video by David Corrigan.
- For the first time, Mayor Billy Kenoi testified on the petition filed by the National Park Service for a Ground Water Management Area Designation at the Keauhou Aquifer System Area in North Kona. Addressing the Commission on Water Resource Management directly during a special hearing in Kealakehe on Hawaii Island, the mayor explained why he and the County of Hawaii oppose the designation at this time.
Big Island Video News will have much more on this hearing including a special report by Sherry Bracken.
UPDATED: More from the hearing: Q & A between the mayor and Water Commissioners.