KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A Hawaii County salary commission member is resigning to protest a requirement that members of boards and commissions file financial disclosures.
Gloria Wong told West Hawaii Today she'd never before been required to disclose information about her income and stock ownership or other financials.
Wong has previously served on the Cost of Government Commission, the Appeals Board and several boards on Oahu.
Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi says it's fair to ask for financial disclosures to ensure openness and transparency,
Ethics laws vary by county.
Honolulu doesn't require members of boards and commissions to file financial disclosures.
Maui County requires members of boards and commissions having "significant discretionary or fiscal powers" to file. Like Hawaii County, Maui keeps those reports confidential.