2018 was quite the year for Hawaii County with natural disasters walloping the economy. Recovery is top of mind as lava and flash flooding only made our housing and homelessness problems more acute. Legislators at the capitol appear to want to fast track money to help in that recovery effort but many residents want to know more about a timeline for getting roads reopened to help communities back to normal.
The county has taken the first step toward safety on the Big Island roadways and highways with vision zero but there are other issues. Some residents are bothered by increased littering, others worry about Mauna Kea’s future. Overtourism-- an issue or NOT?