Council confirmations: Rodenhurst squeaks through first step; Kern postponed

  • Residents present testimony via Zoom at Tuesday’s confirmation hearings for Mayor Mitch Roth’s cabinet appointees at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Mayor Mitch Roth’s pick for Public Works director squeaked through a sometimes tense confirmation hearing Tuesday after more than two hours of grilling by a split County Council panel.