(Big Island Video News) HILO, Hawaii – On Wednesday (Jan. 7) the Hawaii County Council voted in favor of Bill 8 authorizing up to $20 million – if needed – to repair, restore, and rebuild Puna infrastructure as the June 27th lava flow advances downslope. A second measure (Bill 9) authorizing the general obligation bonds for the $20M was also passed on first reading. The money will be used to cover the building of alternate emergency routes, and also the recovery of the Pahoa Transfer Station, which was partially inundated with lava. Both bills need one more vote before the go to the mayor for his signature.
VIDEO: Council Advances $20 Million For Lava Repairs
by Big Island Video News
On Wednesday, the Hawaii County Council voted in favor of two bills to help Puna