(BIVN) – As the new year began, the East Hawaii Organics Facility planned for Panaewa had the community concerned.
When newly elected mayor Harry Kim said he was going to take a second look at the project – which was spearheaded by the previous administration – it came to the attention of the Hawaii County Council, which had previously approved the facility. The debate that followed exposed a rift between the county’s legislative and executive branches.
However, the matter was eventually resolved, as the Mayor and the contractor sat down to re-negotiate. The new location of the facility has yet to be announced.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAII ISLAND - This is an installment in a year-ending series looking back on the Big Island's top news stories of the year.