New county HR director appointed

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Merit Appeals Board on Wednesday appointed William V. Brilhante Jr. as the county’s new director of Human Resources.

Kua Bay bill still swimming

KAILUA-KONA — A bill that would bring lifeguards to Kua Bay remains alive in the state House after securing a key hearing before the Committee on Finance.

Ballot initiative requires more public input prior to raises

HILO — A charter amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot adding more transparency to how top county officials get raises took its first step forward Tuesday when the County Council Finance Committee voted 9-0 to advance the measure to the first of three council votes.