Letters — About The New Pahoa Council Office Currently Sitting Empty

imageGood Morning Tiffany,

I am responding to your questions regarding the County Council office in Pahoa.  We are currently waiting for the alarm system to be installed.  We are anticipating that installation of the alarm system can be scheduled within the next few weeks.  Once the alarm system is installed Council District 4 staff will be moving in to the Pahoa office.  Council District 5 was not going to be utilizing the office in Pahoa and will continue to be located at the Hilo County Building.  I know that this has been a long process and we do appreciate the community’s patience in getting the Council District 4 staff back in the community.  I hope this has addressed your concerns.


Please feel free to contact me any time.

Stewart Maeda

County Clerk

County of Hawaii

Ph: (808)961-8271

(Email to clerk and deputy clerk follows)

From: Tiffany Edwards [mailto:newswoman@me.com]
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 7:36 AM
To: smaeda@co.hawaii.hi.us;mdavid@co.hawaii.hi.us
Subject: Hawaii County Council Office in Pahoa




I am wondering, do you have any idea what is going on with the Hawaii County Council office in Pahoa? People have noticed the building perpetually sitting empty and our representative of District 4 has not provided an update to the community as to what is happening. Will this also serve as a Council District 5 office? For the record, Pahoa residents and merchants are increasingly amazed at how little we hear from both Council District 4 and 5 representatives.

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Tiffany Edwards Hunt

3 replies
  1. Roy Dean
    Roy Dean says:

    If I were living in District 5 or even had a business in
    District 5 I would be questioning the loss of ease of
    access to my representative which now requires a 10-20mi one way trip to Hilo. I believe the County Charter has
    provisions concerning unsolicited burden placed upon the
    taxpayers of all Districts.

  2. CSGray
    CSGray says:

    “Council District 5 was not going to be utilizing the office in Pahoa and will continue to be located at the Hilo County Building.”

    District 5 constituents are the ones whose county council person has his office in Hilo and plans to continue with that. For a resident of Sea View, for example, that is a long trip to meet with your county councilor. I don’t know how Zendo can justify not having at least some office hours in Pahoa so his constituents have access to him that doesn’t require spending half a day driving to and from Hilo through a major construction project.

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