Roy Takemoto confirmed as new managing director

  • Managing Director Roy Takemoto. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy with lei for Managing Director Roy Takemoto after his confirmation Wednesday in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy hugs Managing Director Roy Takemoto after his confirmation Wednesday in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — It was rough going for a while, but the County Council on Wednesday ultimately unanimously confirmed Roy Takemoto as Mayor Harry Kim’s second in command.