Hooser’s voice on point, much needed
To the Editor, Kudos to Bill Buley and The Garden Island newspaper for giving Mr. Gary Hooser a regular forum on the editorial page. Since I first began reading Mr. Hooser’s words I wondered why he was not Mayor of Kauai, or even better Governor of Hawaii. His recent column on how Hawaii could become the Geneva of the Pacific was right on point. His views on term limits for Council members make perfect sense. I know Mr. Hooser has many fans on Kauai. I also know that there are entrenched powerful forces which prevent Mr. Hooser from successfully being elected to higher office. But thanks to your paper we can continue to be well informed by his revelatory insights. Mahalo for that.
Jeannette Kinzer, Waimea
Editor’s Note: Dan Madsen was commissioned painted a mural in Kapaa on Jan. 24, which was painted over a week later.
The landlord came by when we were working on the mural, and it sounded like he liked it and didn’t have a problem with us finishing. I understand it’s his property, and he can absolutely do whatever he wants with his wall.
It seems like (from the point of a fellow business owner) it would behoove him to support his tenants in their pursuit of marketing. If they are trying to bring positive action to their community and attention/attraction to their businesses, it benefits everyone. They are trying to do everything they can to pay rent. By asking us to paint something on their wall that is going to draw people’s eyes towards their doors and take pictures in front of their business. That seems like a good thing. We did the painting basically for free, so it’s sad to see it go for all involved. But the process was certainly positive with lots of good feedback!
Dan Madsen, Hilo, Hawaii