Today in West Hawaii history | April 24

April 24, 1984: A proposed $35 million residential subdivision in North Kona cleared an initial hurdle last week when the County Council approved in first reading Gamlon Corp.’s rezoning request for 173.6 acres. By an 8-0 vote, the council sent the bill for a second and final reading before the full council. Gamlon Corp. is seeking to rezone 103.4 acres from unplanned to single-family residential and 70.2 acres from unplanned to multiple family residential. The parcel is located mauka of the Kilohana Subdivision. The planner intends to develop 215 15,000-square-foot lots and 475 multiple family units.

April 24, 1994: A permit issued for a male strip show at Hale Halawai Park has been revoked solely because of the labor shortage caused by striking government officials, the county’s parks director said. The Department of Parks and Recreation last week began rescinding permits for county facilities because of impacts from the Hawaii Government Employees Association strike, George Yoshida said. Yoshida said while he morally disagrees with allowing nude dancers at county facilities, he insisted that public opposition — including more than a dozen calls and limited political resentment — did not influence the decision to revoke the permit.

Nearly 700 local government workers are now eligible to strike with Unit 13 members joining the two other collective bargaining units picketing for higher pay. State and county professional and scientific personnel joined statewide picket lines that striking HGEA members established about a week ago.

With more than 10,000 workers about to enter their second week of their strike, negotiating teams still have not announced they are close to a deal. HGEA and Office of Collective Bargaining representatives continued to work with numbers for pay raises over the weekend.

April 24, 2004: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day in 2004. April 24, 2004, was a Saturday.