Richard Ha writes:
I was surprised to see that both HB106 AND HB932 were killed.
The Big Island Community Coalition supported both bills. Both addressed geothermal development and included County home rule provisions, mediation and permitted geothermal development where wind and solar are allowed.
It appears to me that the choice was either "institute geothermal subzones" or "kill the bill." So in the end, County home rule did not seem to be the most important issue.