New mayor, prosecutor, council inaugurated

  • Mitch Roth is sworn in as Hawaii County Mayor Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii County Council members Holeka Inaba, left, Heather Kimball, Chair Maile David, Rebecca Villegas and Tim Richards were sworn in Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center council chambers. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Youth With a Mission Symphony of Hope perform at the Hawaii County inauguration ceremony Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Council Chair Maile David delivers her inauguration speech Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • West Hawaii council members take their oath of office Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mayor Mitch Roth delivers his first speech after taking the oath of office Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Third Circuit Chief Judge Robert D.S. Kim administers the oath of office to Mayor Mitch Roth Monday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Mayor Mitch Roth has repeatedly stated the goal of his administration is to help people thrive and succeed, and on Monday, less than an hour after reaffirming that pledge during his inauguration speech, he detailed several examples of emergency rules he plans to implement to help schools and businesses better cope with COVID-19 restrictions.