(BIVN) – Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim traveled to the State Capitol Friday, joining the state’s other county mayors for an informational briefing before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and House Finance Committee.
Kim once again impressed upon the state lawmakers the need to address the homeless situation, not only on the Big Island but state-wide. It was the second time this year Kim made a high profile plea in Honolulu in regards to the issue.
There were three “asks” expressed by the entire Hawaii Council of Mayors, which is the collective group of all four county mayors: Fair distribution of transient accommodations tax to the counties, legal immunity for county lifeguards to ensure civil liability protection, and a reconsideration of county taxing authority.
by Big Island Video News
HONOLULU, Hawaii - The four county mayors went before a joint Senate / House committee for the traditional, annual information briefing before the 2018 legislature.