Today in West Hawaii history | June 14


June 14, 1984: The Hawaii County Council adopts a $64.7 million operating budget for fiscal year 1984-85, that according to chairman Stephen Yamashiro, will add 14 new positions — including four police in Kona — and maintain current government services. The council did examine but shelved Councilman Jim Rath’s proposal that would have reduced the real property tax rate by $1 and cut all department by 8 percent, a move the councilman claimed that would have saved the county $4 million.

June 14, 1994: Two bills intended to help finance infrastructure improvements are vetoed by Mayor Stephen Yamashiro as allegedly being illegal, detrimental to the county and susceptible to abuses. The Hawaii County Council two weeks ago overwhelmingly adopted community facility districts and tax-increment district’s to help Private landowners secure infrastructure financing.

June 14, 2004: Oahu resident Timothy Marr wins the inaugural Honu Triathlon with a time of 2:04:19. Honolulu’s Ingrid Rolles won the women’s race, clocking in at 2:17.