Planning commission approves permit for contentious cell tower

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Gene Tamashiro on Thursday outside the Aupuni Center in Hilo points to a De Jure “Lawful” Kingdom of Hawaii Packet while protesting the proposed construction of a 5G cell tower in Hawaii Paradise Park.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Gene Tamashiro talks about rights allotted to the people of the Hawaiian Kingdom while protesting a 5G cell tower, which could be built in Hawaii Paradise Park, on Thursday outside the Aupuni Center in Hilo.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Michael Schiszler holds a petition in front of the Aupuni Center Conference Room while Jose Adame Romero talks about the effects of 5G he experienced while serving in the military during a small protest in Hilo on Thursday during the Windward Planning Commission meeting.

One of two contentious cell towers in Puna is back on the table after a meeting of the Windward Planning Commission.