HILO, Hawaii – Mayor-elect Harry Kim is gearing up to take over the executive branch of Hawaii County government in December.
During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Committee on Governmental Relations and Economic Development, Hilo councilman Aaron Chung wanted to talk about the transition and outreach between the current Billy Kenoi administration and the incoming Harry Kim administration.
“Its going OK,” Kim told the councilmembers. “It’s Billy Kenoi’s prerogative to establish whatever he wants to,” in terms of transition protocol, Kim said.
It was also an opportunity for current councilmembers to put a bug in the ear of the incoming mayor about their own projects and concerns. Outgoing Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille made her opinion known on what she sees as the current administration’s attitude towards county boards and commissions. Outgoing Puna councilman Greggor Ilagan told Kim that he will be seeking time with the future mayor to bring him up to date on Puna connectivity projects.