(BIVN) – The county is rethinking plans for a popular Kona beach park.
Erosion and other issues are impacting Kahalu’u Beach Park, one of the most visited county parks on the entire Big Island.
During the November 1 Finance Committee meeting, Kona councilmember Dru Kanuha introduced a bill to fund the planning and design of future improvements to the park. Bill 73 will add $600,000 dollars to the Capital Budget to be used for planning and design of the project, if it is approved by the full council at a future meeting.
Kahua previously said that with the rising sea levels and non stop wave action in the recent years, previous plans for the popular beach park have been made obsolete. Kanuha says a new plan needs to take in to account the rise in sea level, continuous damage to the current walls, structures, and facilities, and the need to create a safe environment for the public.
The committee gave the bill a positive recommendation.
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