xpansion: Sad and stupidTo the Forum:

The Cayetano/Hirono Administration has decided to spend about $30 million of

federal and state funds to expand the Kekaha Small boat harbor. This will allow

a thousand passenger cruise ships to discharge passengers at the


Yes, I know this is a stupid idea, but cruise ships translate into

big money for Waimea businesses.

Before spending millions of dollars of

taxpayer money, the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers requires hard documentation to

show that people in the community support the project.

No problemo. Just

form a harbor task force to survey the people of Kekaha and prepare a written

report saying that the community heartily supports cruise ships in their small

boat harbor.

But wait a minute, you say, how do you know that the people

support this crazy cruise ship idea?

They don’t, but that’s irrelevant. The

harbor task force will conclude that they do because a majority of the members

on the task force are business people. Cruise ships in Kekaha mean big bucks

for business people.

This conclusion was made even before a single person

in Kekaha was interviewed. How clever these business people are. They stacked

the deck while the people were sleeping.

Then the Cayetano/Hirono

Administration can present a written report to the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers

stating that the community supports the harbor expansion.

It’s a done deal

and there’s nothing that the people of Kaua’i can do about it. Except throw the

bums out in the elections this coming November.

Within ten years, the area

from Kekaha to Pakala will look like Po’ipu. Mark my words. It’s hard to

believe that business people are willing to permanently spoil the beauty of

Kaua’i just for the sake of making more money. Sad, no?

Jerry J.




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