Reader lists Top Ten gripes

What’s up with Kaua’i leaders? The ten things that drive you nuts, and not only

me:

1. The lights are not synchronized from Kapa’a to Lihu’e. Why we need

to make a study.

2. Runway expansion? But no roads to control the flow of

traffic from Kapa’a to Lihu’e.

3. Junk car problem all over island, but no

one wants to recycle them as reefs, when other Pacific islands are doing it.

Also it would make jobs for troubled youth.

4. County Council won’t pass an

ordinance supporting Public Law 103-150 concerning the aboriginal peoples’

right to run their own affairs.

5. Pay raises — tell that to all the

people laid off from down-sizing and single mothers.

6. Endangered species

are more protected than the Native Hawaiian/Kanaka; example, turtle, seal ‘ilio

ika holoika, waua waua, honu. But none to stop quick claim titles against

Kanaka/Hawaiians even on Hawaiian Home Lands, a federal trust?

7. Trips to

other countries. Fine, but take everybody who pays taxes. It’s the tax payer’s

money.

8. Experts on the ‘aina from where on the mainland? l was always

taught this: Why do they come here to change our lifestyles when the mainland

is not a good example and always try to make it like there, when there is a lot

of local kupuna who have worked the land and protected the ocean, kahakai.

9. Selling land to big developers, none Hawai’i residents. You’re only

killing your children by making it impossible to have a home through greed,

speculation, and no affordable housing for your children.

10. Aloha for

sale, not good. Aloha means moral people acting in a moral way. It’s not meant

to be sold. Go ask the kupuna at Alu Like.

Note: All this can be fixed.

Vote for change. Use the system to change it.

Kawika

Cutcher

Anahola

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