Video by David Corrigan, voice of Stephanie Salazar
HILO, Hawaii – The Windward Planning Commission heard about the virtues of a farmers market in Hawaiian Acres on Thursday. Several people came out to testify on the agenda item, which was carried over from a previous meeting.
At the last commission meeting, legal questions were raised over the involvement of the attorney representing a Hawaiian Acres resident against the farmers market permit.
Jamae Kawauchi is representing Susann Tita as she seeks standing on the matter. But since Kawauchi was recently employed by the county, Corp Counsel attorney William Brilhante says she needs to go before the Board of Ethics before matters can proceed. Kawauchi is the former county clerk but more recently she worked in the office of the Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney.
No decision yet on the farmers market permit.