Dear Mayor Carvalho, The convoys between Waikoko and Wainiha on the North Shore have gone from an initial necessity to an ongoing, unnecessary headache for those living in Haena and Wainiha. This is an avoidable situation and a waste of taxpayer money to man the convoys.
On April 14, 2018, Kauai experienced an unprecedented 50 inches of rain within a 24-hour period. Termed “rain bomb,” the torrential rain caused many residents from Haena, Wainiha, Hanalei, Anahola, Keapana and Koloa severe flooding, resulting in significant damage.
Affordable housing can’t be defined simply by the cold efficiency of a government equation. It should mean that you can work just one full-time job and afford to own a home. It should mean that you can buy groceries, take a vacation and spend your weekends and evenings with your children without worrying about how you’re going to afford your rent or mortgage next month.
Today will be a potpourri of housing policy and politics, relating to issues before the Kauai County Council.