***Commentary*** As Our Trash Cans Fill; Rumors And Notes On Rubbish And Recycling

Tin can image courtesy of Paint Drop Palette

Word is, Mayor Billy Kenoi is looking to make the transfer station hours more convenient for the real world.  I couldn’t get Hunter Bishop, executive assistant to the mayor, or Desiree Cruz, public information specialist, to confirm the rumor that the hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., but I’m pretty confident we are going to hear word soon that the hours will be expanded. Recall the hours were drastically reduced on Dec. 1, then slightly expanded for commuters in March.

“Hi Tiff,

We are working on new hours to make the transfer stations more accessible for people. No details yet…” Hunter wrote me this week in response to my inquiry.  He also wouldn’t confirm that at least two other Environmental Management administrators from other islands are vying for the Environmental Management director post being vacated by Lono Tyson. “On the DEM position, I don’t have any info to release on applicants,” Hunter wrote.  All I got from Desiree in answer to both my questions on the new transfer station hours and the DEM applicants was, “Not sure yet. Don’t know.” Drats. Word is, Suzanne Jones is among the applicants.  If that is truly the case, I would tell Billy Kenoi, Pick her! Read more