Eruption recovery manager faces questions and criticism from council members

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Director of the Department of Research and Development Diane Ley gives a presentation about lava recovery efforts Tuesday during a finance committee meeting in council chambers at Hawaii County Building.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Council member Ashley Kierkiewicz holds up a postcard as she questions Director of the Department of Research and Development Diane Ley about lava recovery efforts Tuesday during a finance committee meeting in council chambers at Hawaii County Building.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald A presentation about lava recovery efforts is projected on a screen Tuesday during a finance committee meeting in council chambers at Hawaii County Building.

An interim strategy to help the county recover after the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption is still being developed, but the recovery process has frustrated and concerned some county leaders and community members.