Monday, April 27, 2009

Following up on the bulldozer fiasco - pushing the story along

Aaron blogged about this letter to West Hawaii Today. The letter writer wonders, as I did, about the connection between C&H Ishii General Contractors. So I did a simple search for "Ishii" on the County website.

In 2005 a Ben Ishii appeared as representative of the Department of Public Works at this meeting and this meeting. He was still representing DPW in 2008 and 2009.

Is Ben related to C & H? Was DPW the agency involved in the bulldozer fiasco? Beats me, though Hilo readers (haha, if any) might know. Just trying to push the story forward.

3 comments:

damontucker.com said...

You trying to get on the blackball list?

I'd love to see you follow up on this if you can.

Anonymous said...

Any follow up on this? This crap has gotta be made prority to the DA.

Grif Frost said...

Aloha! I have mentioned this to a acquaintance in the corporate counsel department of the county and will also mentioned it to a friend in the prosecutor's office...the impression I got was that it nothing special (the comments were: we need changes in the procurement procedures)so the bloggers need to keep up the heat on this story...I think this might be the tip of the iceberg...