Small Business Matters: On the path to permitting progress

A new home under construction in the Kona Vistas Subdivision is pictured in April off Lako Street. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)

Say the word “permitting” to anybody in Hawaii County who has had any interaction with our beleaguered system whatsoever, and blood pressures spike while words unfit for print arise out of the mouths of otherwise aloha-filled residents. Permitting on the Big Island is indeed an aloha-killer.