Maunakea protest camp spurs ethics complaint: Ethics Board debates jurisdiction, postpones action until September

  • Structures erected near Maunakea Access Road as seen June 1, 2020. (Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Structures erected across from Maunakea Access Road as seen June 1, 2020. (Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Board of Ethics considered a citizen petition Wednesday asking why Hawaii County isn’t enforcing laws on Maunakea ranging from last year’s blockade of the mountain’s access road to the construction of unpermitted structures near the protest site.