It is maddening. You’re driving along, listening to music, only a few miles from your destination, when you come upon it. You cringe. You wish you could go another way, but this is the only way. Yes, you are face to face with the dreaded, unexpected roadwork. You wish someone had told you.
Every politician wants to “do something” and “accomplish stuff.” It is a natural inclination to want to make a mark, and to have accomplishments of significance to point to when running for reelection.
Picture two sweaty people, two hours plus on the trail yesterday in the great outdoors on a fresh, sunshiny morning … but this was not a pleasure hike along the state trail that runs up the back of Nounou Mountain. This was a mission to eradicate aggressive weeds impinging on our property that borders the trail.
We know that Mayor Derek Kawakami just signed a sixth supplementary emergency proclamation for the months ahead. We know this pertains to roads, bridges, parking lots, cultural centers, “rules and regulations,” but why isn’t it pertaining to the school that was set up for the emergency and the well-being of our kids?