Hundreds rally for salt ponds

Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

An overflow audience at the Planning Commission meeting use closed circuit television to view testimony, during the meeting centered around Maverick Helicopters and the surrounding Salt Pond area. About 250 people filled the overflow seating in the morning session at the Pi‘ikoi Building where about 80 people offered testimony.

LIHUE — A Kauai County Planning Commission meeting drew a crowd of well over a hundred local residents, who showed up at the county government building in Lihue on Tuesday morning to speak on behalf of their culture, their heritage, their land and their salt.