Salary Commission finds setting salaries a tricky business

Salary Commission hears from Finance Director Deanna Sako and Real Property Tax Administrator Lisa Miura on Sept. 17 in Hilo. Commissioners left to right, George Campbell, Jim Higgins, Milton Pavao, Human Resources Director Bill Brilhante, Deputy Corporation Counsel Amy Self, Chairman High Ono, Vice Chairwoman Florence Ikeda, Harold Dow, Thomas Fratinardo and Nelson Harano. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Among their ranks are a physician, a retired stockbroker, two engineers and a tax manager. Four of the eight are former government employees and one works for a consulting firm doing business with the county.