Leeward Planning Commission gives Bolton neighbors legal standing

  • Rock crushing machinery is seen on land adjacent to Queen Kaahumanu Highway south of Hualalai Road. (Laura Shimabuku/West Hawaii Today)

A group of owners of homes surrounding a North Kona rock-crushing operation now have standing in a future contested case hearing over whether the work being done there exceeds what was allowed by a permit application that was subsequently withdrawn by the applicant.