No one saw it coming.
Not the Hawai`i County Planning Department, which had given its blessing to the 7,500-square-foot house being built by Scott Watson and his partner, mainland attorney Gary Olimpia, on the Pepe`ekeo coast a few miles north of Hilo.
Not Watson, who for years had been served with repeated notices of violations for infractions, large and small, associated with this and two other mansions he had built along the Hamakua Coast – violations settled with penalties that were virtually meaningless in light of the value of the construction.
And certainly not the members . . .
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