We must learn more about the candidates
I just finished reading Ka’aona Kipuka’s letter and I felt the need to agree and expand on the subject.
That subject being the current group of candidates for Kauai County council as well as Kauai’s mayor. While I am sure the majority are fine people who have the best interests of our island at heart, but how do we know which ones agree with what we think is best? I have always heard that the best way to find out about a person is to talk to them. So far, I, or as far as I know anyone, has had the experience of any candidate canvassing or going door to door, or having a town hall, or a public forum of any kind.
It is not a fact that the candidates who have the most sign wavers will do the best for us once in office. It might be fun, but it doesn’t tell you about the candidate.
I want to hear from Lenny Rapozo about the conditions of our county parks. I want to know why Milo Spindt doesn’t have the time to introduce himself to a constituent. I want to know why Derek Kawakami has come out in favor of the proposed disastrous dairy in Mahale’upu. I want o know why Roy Saito has the poor judgment to display a Trump/Pence sign in his establishment. I do know that when Joann Yukimura was called out on her handling of the Hurricane Iniki aftermath by her critics, she was quick to respond in this newspaper with her reasons for her actions, and reminded us of the letter from the military leader charged with the federal response defending and applauding her actions.
In my opinion these are all important issues, and they will not be addressed by waving a sign.
Happy Independence Day everyone.
Allan B White, Hanapepe