HILO, Hawaii – Hilo politicians Aaron Chung and the Onishi brothers – Dennis and Richard – are taking Hawaii’s higher-ups to task on the state’s response to various Big Island invasive species and vector control problems.
On Wednesday, councilmembers Chung and Dennis Onishi criticized the state for its previous failure to address little fire ants and coqui frogs on Hawaii Island. Both invasive species have become firmly established in East Hawaii.
Dennis’ comments mirror those of his brother Richard, a State Representative, who delivered a stern lecture to state administration officials at the Capitol earlier this year (video below).
The two Hilo councilmembers’ comments were made during the March 2 special council meeting in which Hawaii County Civil Defense presented the latest information on the coordinated response to the dengue fever outbreak.
MORE: March 2, 2016 Special Meeting of the Hawaii County Council
by Big Island Video News
Hilo politicians Aaron Chung and the Onishi brothers - Dennis and Richard - are taking Hawaii's higher-ups to task on the state's response to various Big Island invasive species and vector control problems.