KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A nearly $10 million building for the Hawaii County prosecutor's office is being planned for the West Hawaii Civic Center.
The County Council Finance Committee has agreed to recommend the $9.6 million appropriation to the full council.
Prosecutor Mitch Roth says he needs more room for his staff. Thirty staffers are now in a temporary rented office.
Roth says the area's population is growing and he anticipates a larger caseload.
Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille says the county could save millions by using existing facilities. But she ultimately voted in favor of Roth's request.
West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday the committee's vote was unanimous.
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