Mayor’s drug summit meeting tonight in Kapaa

The fourth in Mayor Bryan Baptiste’s series of “Drug Summits” is set for the Kawaihau District tonight.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Kapaa Elementary School Cafetorium. It is expected to end at 8:30 p.m.

The federal “Weed & Seed” community anti-drug program is the main topic at the meeting.

The Kawaihau District may be the first area on Kauai to receive federal help through the “Weed & Seed” program. The program first brings in federal law enforcement officials who clear an area of drug houses and drug dealers. The second phase of the federal program brings in federal funds to rejuvanate the community.

A committee needs to be formed to request the federal help before the program can be instituted.

The next, and final, meeting of the series is scheduled for Saturday at the Waimea Plantation Cottages from 8 a.m. to noon, with Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona to be the keynote speaker.

Prior meetings have been held at Poipu, the Radission Kauai and at Princeville.

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