The Hawai`i Board of Agriculture has approved an interim rule that is intended to prevent the spread of fungus deadly to `ohi`a from Hawai`i County to other islands in the state. The measure,... READ MORE
From Emergency To Entitlement
The case of the sandbag revetment spanning five lots, and nearly 20 years, along the beach in Ha`ena, Kaua`i, is a textbook example of how something promised as a one-off, temporary fix becomes, over the years, so entrenched that action by any state or county authority to remove it seems to grow dimmer by the day.
In this month’s cover, of the three agencies that one might expect to exercise some enforcement powers, not one is stepping forward. All this could have been avoided had the owners lived up to permit terms, had the county enforced its permit conditions, and had the state followed up with enforcement of its own Conservation District and state land regulations.