Officials to pick up Ethics Board proposal at later date
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County officials have voted to postpone a bill aimed at increasing the number of members on the Board of Ethics.
West Hawaii Today reports that the County Council voted Monday to push back Bill 101 until late January to see if a compromise measure would be more suitable.
The bill in its original form calls for a charter amendment on the ballot asking voters to decide on expanding the Board of Ethics from five to nine members, with one member from each council district.
Each County Council member would submit their two board member candidates to the mayor, who would then pick one from each district and send the nomination to the council for confirmation.
The board, which handles complaints about public officials, currently only has three members.
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