Mayor Kenoi Orders Paper Towels and Hand Soap to be Installed at Pahoa Community Center

Tonight Mayor Billy Kenoi had a community meeting with his cabinet staff at the Pahoa Community Center.

Mayor Kenoi points to the numbers

He began the meeting by introducing his staff:


He talked about the budget that he recently released and most of the people in  the audience praised his work on it considering what he had to work with.

Senator Hanohano and Councilman Fred Blas were in attendance along with Puna District Redistricting representative Rene Siracusa

When the question and answer period came around, Mayor Kenoi did his best to field the answers with a “Can Do” attitude and it really showed when put on the spot by Rene Siracusa about why the Pahoa Community Center has gone more then 6 years with out paper towels or soap in the bathrooms.

Senator Hanohano talks with Rene Siracusa

The Mayor turned to the Pahoa Parks and Recreation Director and asked if that was true… and to the Mayor’s surprise it was true.

So on the spot… the Mayor asked that the Community Center is given paper towels and soap and it was agreed that they would be put into place beginning tomorrow!

Zipline Update: Dispatch from the Outpost

KapohoKine Adventures stated this in their latest newsletter:

“…The first permit issued by the County was for the pavilion at the waterfall, and we started work as soon as we had that permit in hand.  We also had a set back from the County, and began to lay out the entire zip line course with that set back off the conservation zone in mind.  Several State and County entities have been to our site in the last several weeks to make sure that there has been no bulldozing or construction in the conservation area.  Work is completed on that first pavilion, and is wrapping up on the other shelters and structures for which we subsequently received permits from the County…”

More Here: Zipline Update: Dispatch from the Outpost.

Mayor Kenoi Announces March Community Meetings

From the Mayors Office:

Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi and County department heads will meet the public in an on-going series of talk-story community meetings designed to address the specific concerns of each area. Mayor Kenoi and his Cabinet welcome direct questions from residents on any subject dealing with County services and issues.

Having recently released the proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012, the Kenoi administration will have copies of the budget message available.

The schedule for March is:

  • 3 / 02, Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.  Pahoa Community Center (hosted by Kokua Pahoa)
  • 3/08, Tuesday – 5:30 p.m. Na’alehu Elementary School Cafeteria (hosted by Ka’u Rural Health Community Association)
  • 3/10, Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Cooper Center , Volcano (hosted by Cooper Center).
  • 3/16, Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Keaukaha School Cafeteria (hosted by Keaukaha Community Association).
  • 3/30, Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. Papa’ikou Community Center (hosted by Pauka’a Community Association)

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