Swain unfair to private citizen

After seeing the Kaua’i County Council public hearing on Sept. 6, I feel must

write to the paper.

At public hearings, most of the council members are

respectful and polite to the public who take time to appear before them. But I

must object to the treatment of one person who spoke before the council.


woman testified about the development on the west side in a quiet and

respectful manner. During the question period after her testimony, Councilman

Billy Swain interrogated this private citizen on personal matters that had

nothing to do with the subject of the hearing and were completely inappropriate

and uncalled for.

This is not the first time he has acted this way. Do we

want our council to include a member who does not regard with respect all those

who testify before the council?




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