Tag Archives: Billy Kenoi

Councilmember Wille and Mayor Kenoi talk CDPs

VIDEO: Kenoi, Wille discuss community development plans

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii – After Mayor Billy Kenoi’s proposed budget presentation to the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday, Kohala councilwoman Margaret Wille had a chance to ask a few questions. After thanking the mayor for his work on ethics reform, support of the North Kohala video conference site, and his signing of


VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi presents budget to council

Video by David Corrigan, voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii – Mayor Billy Kenoi presented his proposed budget to the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday, during the start of the annual Finance Committee meetings held to study the $412 million dollar spending plan. The council is already familiar with the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 County of


VIDEO: Kenoi’s Waste to Energy plan, part 2

HILO, Hawaii – Today we continue our series on Hawaii County’s waste-to-energy endeavor. Last week we featured an introductory look at Mayor Billy Kenoi’s thorough presentation to the Hawaii County Council Committee on Environmental Management. Today, we take a closer look at the mayor’s reasoning why the current approach to the island’s solid waste problem

Loretta Lynn house at Kiholo, courtesy Kiholo Master Plan EA

ON THE AGENDA: BLNR meeting – March 28, 2014

Voice of Stephanie Salazar HONOLULU, Hawaii – Taking a look at the agenda items of Big Island interest going before the Board of Land and Natural resources on Friday: At Hilo Harbor, Hoku Kai Biofuels LLC is looking for a 65-year grant of easement for an Underground Transmission Pipeline in order to transfer biofuels from

Keiki brave the slide at Honokaa's new playground.

VIDEO: New Honokaa playground blessed

Video courtesy Hawaii County, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HONOKAA, Hawaii – Hawaii County’s newest playground in Honokaa was blessed on Tuesday. Deacon Larry Ignacio did the honors. He was assisted by 4 year-old Luke Joaquin Frietas from Ka Hale O Na Keiki Preschool. After the ceremony, Luke’s classmates lined up behind the maile lei to

Kenoi on Waste to Energy

VIDEO: Kenoi’s Waste to Energy plan, part 1

Video from Hawaii County | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii – With the required closure of the Hilo landfill looming, Hawaii County has officially started to move forward with its next plan for solid waste. Kenoi “We have basically 3 options. And it’s trucking to Pu’uanahulu, which nobody wants. It’s expanding the Hilo landfill,


VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi inspires Waimea Middle students

Video provided by Hawaii Community Foundation, Voice of Stephanie Salazar WAIMEA, Hawaii – Mayor Billy Kenoi talked to students, families, teachers, and community of Waimea Middle School last week, sharing rarely-told stories from his past. It was part of Kenoi’s special message for the students. Some of them are struggling with their classes much like


Lava Tube goes to Democrats, Kenoi Torch of Light

HAWAII ISLAND – This years dubious Lava Tube Award goes to the Democratic Party House District 5 Council for its “behind-closed-doors handling” of a recent special election, according to the Big Island Press Club. The press club awards the Lava Tube annually on March 16th, Freedom of Information Day, and the birthday of James Madison,

81st recruit class president  John G. Kari speaks in Hilo, taken from Hawaii Co. Police video

VIDEO: Hawaii Police 81st Recruit Class ceremony

Video by Hawaii County Police HILO, Hawaii: The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s 81st Recruit Class was recognized on Friday, during a ceremony at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The recruits just completed six months of intensive training. Speaking before an extended police department family, Class President John G. Kari recalled the evolution of the class, which started


VIDEO: Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

WAIMEA, Hawaii – Many of Waimea’s 60-year-old cherry trees were in full bloom, as the North Hawaii town turned pink for the 21st annual cherry blossom festival. Church Row Park was the center for the Japanese tradition of hanami – or viewing the blossoms. A number of other Japanese traditions were on display as well.


Mayor’s push for ethics reform begins round 2

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Round two of Mayor Billy Kenoi’s quest to bring some ethical reform to Hawaii County government kicks off at today’s Council Finance Committee. Bill 181 would prohibit a County officer or employee who owns a business from contracting for goods and services with any County agency. It also prohibits elected officials from

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GET tax raise up for County Council discussion

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Today, the Hawaii County Council’s Finance Committee is set to discuss a proposal by the Hawaii Council of Mayors to the state legislature that would allow the counties to increase the general excise tax up to one percent. Brenda Ford introduced the communication. Last Wednesday, Mayor Billy Kenoi appeared with the state’s

Representatives from the Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawai'i and Kealakehe High School students who advocated for the measure joined Mayor Billy Kenoi and Councilman Dru Mamo Kanuha for a ceremonial signing of Bill 135, courtesy Hawaii County

New law signed: No tobacco sales under 21 in Hawaii County

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – You will soon have to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products on Hawaii Island. On Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Mayor Billy Kenoi signed into law Bill 135, raising the legal age for tobacco purchases – including e-cigarettes. The mayor was joined by Kona Councilmember Dru