Co-chairs would not improve government
With tongue in cheek, I read the guest opinion about having co-chairs, and referencing the “old plantation days” of county government. I also noted the authors are probably residents post plantation days of the Big Three and more.
We had the county board of supervisors, with the county chairman, then with the influx of mainland transplants, we now have the county council and the mayor, and in the back burners, the “city manager” concept, which is in force in mainland cities, where you have the manager managing the city, and mayor, too.
But the letter about co-chairs doesn’t really reference the real plantation days of government.
We had haole camp, Japanese camp, Filipino camp, etc. But, you know what? Everyone got along fine.
So forget the idea that a co-chair system of county government will make for more fair government. Like the mainland adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Certainly our Kauai County system of government may show signs of being broken, but it’s now in disarray type “broke.” Oops, I have now become part of the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
Wallace M. Kawane, Huntley, Mont.