Author: Andy Parx

Journalist Andy Parx has covered Kaua`i government and politics for over 30 years in print and on local TV. He currently writes a daily on-line news, commentary and analysis column at "got windmills?- The Daily Tilt."

Who Disciplines the Chief of Police in Kaua`i?

There is nothing in the charter or Kaua`i County Code — or for that matter state law — regarding who has the authority to discipline or suspend the chief. This means that the county council can actually pass an ordinance regardless of whether the charter defines a specific power of the mayor or not.