The absentee ballots have been mailed, walk in voting is happening now, and on Aug. 11, it will all be over. On Sunday morning there will be only two mayoral candidates still standing, and the list of council hopefuls will be cut in half.
I often find myself wondering how I can get the attention of the non-voter. Should I yell, or beg or attempt to shame them? Should I tell them their vote really does matter even though nothing ever seems to change? Should I tell them that all politicians are not crooked and many do truly care about the future of our community?
Affordable housing is at crisis levels. Lihue is a good place to increase density and create affordable housing. But, in my humble opinion (IMHO) Bill No. 2687 is not ready to be passed into law.
Today will be a potpourri of housing policy and politics, relating to issues before the Kauai County Council.
With the passage of Bill 2687 the Kauai County Council seems poised to gift millions of dollars of increased property values to a relatively small number of owners located in Lihue along Rice Street with “no strings attached.”
On this auspicious holiday, when much of Hawaii’s population is in a celebratory mood and perhaps distracted from the fundamental purpose of the occasion, it is appropriate to pause for amoment and think about why we celebrate.
There is something about an election year that brings out the best in “sitting politicians” running for re-election.
Gov. David Ige’s leadership, core values and resolve under pressure was clearly demonstrated by his recent signing into law SB3095.