Employee situation an embarrassment
According to the Feb. 14 TGI article, Charles Rapozo, a county employee, was retaliated against for bringing up concerns about asbestos at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. For over a year, he was given nothing to do but was still paid and given satisfactory work evaluations.
My first question is who is the supervisor who was responsible for this situation? Has he been punished for this cruel act and waste of county money? If not, why not?
Also, if Council Chair, Mel Rapozo, spoke to the mayor about this situation, why didn’t the mayor do something about it? Perhaps, he can explain that to the taxpayers as he is out campaigning for lieutenant governor.
The county not only wasted money by having an employee who was given nothing to do, they will end up paying a lot more when they settle his retaliation lawsuit. What a disgraceful situation and an embarrassment to the County of Kauai.
Linda Estes, Koloa
Mahalo to Kapaa Key Club for books
Last Saturday, Feb. 10, three young ladies from the Kapaa Key Club arrived at the free library we have adjacent to our Chocolat Hanalei Shop in Hanalei.
Seems the Kapaa Key Club had collected many books and donated them to our free library. Key Club members Annie Hawks, Nika Alumpe and Quinn Gayagas represented their club admirably, almost filling our space with great reading materials for neighbors and guests of our area.
We at the Chocolat Shop and the people of the North Shore want to thank you for your efforts and thoughts.
John Mitchell, Hanalei