Lee Loy amendment fixes requirement of building permit for window AC units


LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today A window air conditioning unit is seen at Hale Halawai.

In the wake of a county Department of Public Works press release that drew scorn when it was re-posted on Mayor Harry Kim’s official Facebook page, Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy crafted an amendment to the construction code clarifying that building permits are not required to install a window air conditioning unit.