Notes from the featured video:
- 00:00 – Participants and onlookers fill the room. Hearing officer Judge Riki May Amano welcomes the crowd.
- 00:50 – Everyone is asked to leave the building and wait outside in order to officially prepare the room and assign seats. Tensions rise over the inadequate room size.
- 02:20 – Petitioners are called back inside one by one.
- 05:30 – Welcoming everyone back into the room, Amano promises to find a better location for the next hearing.
- 07:15 – Public onlookers are called in according to the order in which they signed up to get what few seats remain open. Petitioner Pua Case addresses her supporters while Keahi Warfield of PUEO talks to his supporters outside the old courthouse.
- 10:25 – Back inside the conference room, Amano offers quarters from her own pocket those who have to feed the parking meter outside. The hearing begins.
- 12:15 – Attorneys for the University of Hawaii introduce themselves. The attorney for the petitioners, Richard Naiwieha Wurdeman, introduces himself and his clients.
- 14:30 – UH attorney Tim Lui-Kwan says they do not object to any requests to participate in the hearing.
- 15:55 – Douglas Ing, representing TMT International observatory LLC, (TIO) makes his case for participation in the contested case.
- 18:33 – Wurdeman explains his opposition to the participation of TIO.
- 21:18 – UH attorneys explain their support of TIO to participate.
- 23:55 – Lincoln Ashida, an attorney representing PUEO, presents their petition for intervention, and details the mission of the organization.
- 26:58 – Wurdeman argues against admitting PEUO as a participant.
- 30:50 – Kahookahi Kanuha answers questions from Amano about his request to participate as a party in the contested case hearing.
- 32:00 – Mehana Kihoi answers questions from Amano about her request to participate as a party in the contested case hearing.
- 32:50 – Joseph Kualii Lindsey Camara answers questions from Amano about his request to participate as a party in the contested case hearing.
- 32:49 – Amano decides TIO, PUEO, and others wishing to participate are admitted as parties in the contested case hearing. A number of people accepted Amano’s offer to withdraw their requests to be admitted as parties in order to instead be called as witnesses during the hearing. Even as Amano announces her decision, Wilma Holi asks to withdraw as a party in order to instead be called as a witness, which Amano grants. Amano adjourns the hearing.
- 36:30 – Pua Case offers final words to supporters outside the courthouse, and Kalani Flores leads a final prayer circle.
by Big Island Video News
HILO (BIVN) - Attorney arguments recorded inside the cramped pre-hearing conference cut together with moments captured outside the old courthouse, as the TMT contested case proceedings begin in Hilo.