How many times can mayor justify fighting court case?
Just how many times can Mayor Victorino and his Corporation Counsel, Moana Lutey, lose the same injection well water case, funded by county taxpayer money, while falsely claiming “environmental stewardship”?
Maui County Council, led Kelly King, had previously voted to settle the case to the benefit of the county, but the mayor and Lutey were in the pocket of big money Mainland interests and rebuffed the will of the people.
Now the mayor, who just lost again in federal court in Honolulu, is being sued by one if his own staff members for covering up a private developer’s environmental law violations.
When will it end?
Christopher P. Fishkin