Letters for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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

7 Comments
  1. Reverend Malama Robinson July 31, 2018 7:55 am Reply

    Don’t like it move!


    1. Maile August 1, 2018 7:13 am Reply

      That’s a real mature thing to say
      It’s unfortunate that we have Hawaiians yelling at Hawaiians
      people getting aggressive and confrontational to each other
      Our neighbors
      The people whom we should Be uniting with NOT fighting with


  2. Freddie Kaufman July 31, 2018 9:29 am Reply

    I am in full agreement with Ray Songtree. It should not matter who is in the car as long as the car has a permit. I understand one reason being is to keep the vacation renters from using the owners car to have access to a vacation rental but residents should have the opportunity to bring in family and friends. My neighbors are not allowed to bring in their daughters who actually lived here before moving on. It’s almost like a prison camp. Who makes these decisions?


  3. I saw a Vampire once July 31, 2018 12:53 pm Reply

    Who do you think will win? Locals? P. Carvalho Jr. Or a host of other candidates. Along with the county councilmen (7). As you know some of them are crap to watch. My guess, only for the show. Hey, I knew you. Usually high school or pop Warner. Nothing else.


  4. Beverly Kaleiohi July 31, 2018 6:33 pm Reply

    Residents should be able to bring in family/friends to help w/clean up ……
    but we have to be careful who is coming in to prevent our houses from theft.


  5. Powerhouser August 3, 2018 10:37 am Reply

    Apparently the county can take away your placard “priveledge” with NO evidence that you have broken any rules. Any of the officials can claim that you broke the rules, without telling you which rule you broke or present any evidence and take away your placard. No due process. As bad as Mexico. End matial law now!


  6. Powerhouser August 3, 2018 5:56 pm Reply

    The accused must travel to Lihue for sentencing. It’s too complicated to explain within the geographic bounds of the North Shore. Scarlet letters shall be affixed to their vehicle in an attempt to steel their neighbors against them. There will be no trial and no evidence of guilt will be presented. The sentence shall be delivered in a third grade manner. The accused shall also be given no opportunity to face their accusers, plead their innocence or be given any details regarding their infractions. Are there no lawyers willing to take this one?


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