Stories by Coco Zickos

Bill aims to mitigate abandoned cars

New legislation that could potentially help mitigate the unsightly, rising issue of abandoned and derelict vehicles on Kauai was recently introduced by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami.

Tensions rise over parking at HBR

LIHUE — When Ian Jung, the lawyer representing the Association of Apartment Owners of Hanalei Bay Resort pulled the microphone away from Jimit Mehta mid-sentence, it became clear that what they were discussing — the number of parking spaces at HBR — was a heated issue.

Limahuli flood recovery is talk topic

Limahuli Garden and Preserve took a beating last year when the historic “rain bomb” exploded in April 2018. The catastrophic event took a particular toll on the North Shore, damaging landscapes and wreaking havoc on the environment and people’s lives.

Council votes ‘no’ to pension overtime cap

LIHUE — A bill that would have placed a cap on the amount of overtime considered to be “compensation” for pension retirement benefits, won’t be included in the 2020 Hawaii State Association of Counties Legislative Package.

Rezoning the South Shore

LIHUE — A bill to be discussed at today’s county council meeting is essentially restoring the zoning of specific areas on the South Shore back to what it was before. Sounds confusing, and it is.

Council to address ‘pension spiking’

LIHUE — A bill for an act for possible inclusion in the 2020 Hawaii State Association of Counties Legislative Package, proposed by councilmembers Mason Chock and Council Vice Chair Ross Kagawa, is attempting to address pension reform.

Up in the air

Who is responsible for regulating the number of passenger flights that arrive on the island every day?

Council still seeks an auditor

The Kauai County Council is still seeking qualified candidates for county auditor in the Office of the County Clerk. The council has held several executive sessions of late regarding the position but, according to a recent press release, is continuing with its on-going recruitment for the position.

Rice Street work on line

LIHUE — Drivers might be experiencing some frustration cruising along Rice Street right now but rest assured, it won’t last forever, county officials said. And once the work is complete, which is expected to be around February or March 2020 (weather permitting), they said it will be a much better situation.

Boating amendments proposed

LIHUE — Approximately two dozen people showed up to the public hearing about proposed amendments pertaining to the rules and regulations governing boating activities at county beach parks on Tuesday morning.