Thinking about two elections
Voters can think of two ways to look at two upcoming elections.
In the primary, vote for the maverick in your party.
In the general election, vote against the incumbent.
Those two ballots in those three months have extra impact on office holders and challengers.
Bob Ray, Poipu
Illogical emergency regulations in Wainiha Haena
The Planning Department has given vehicle placards to allow transit from Hanalei to Wainiha for residents. The placards limit the amount of vehicles, but it shouldn’t matter who is in the vehicle and it doesn’t matter if people loan their car to someone else to visit area.
The issue is the amount of cars, not who is in the cars. The county seems to be obsessed with treating us like we are criminals to be restrained. The county doesn’t want relatives or friends to come in. They don’t want boyfriends or girlfriends to visit. The excuse is that emergency vehicles can’t enter at night. This is not true. Ambulances can come through gate, but large fire engines cannot. This is hardly a reason to tell people who they can or cannot invite to visit their homes.
The Planning Department which controls the vehicle permits did not attend last Friday night’s meeting in Haena. They would have received an earful. We are not criminals. We have friends and family. We don’t like our liberty being robbed for illogical reasons.
Meanwhile, let’s ask how county has used $25 million from state for flood relief? Could they afford some gas money to have employees come to North Shore to administer contractor permits, instead of making all the contractors go to Lihue once a week? Could the county treat the road work like road work and not an excuse for marshal law?
Ray Songtree, Hanalei