Public hearing brings out testifiers wanting improvements if fees are going up

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Wailoa harbor is seen Friday. The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has proposed increasing fees for utilities and facilities statewide to align small boat harbor and boating facility fees to reflect current market rates.

Boat captains were united in their comments during a Thursday evening public hearing on a state proposal to raise docking and mooring fees: What are we paying for already?