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• Ohana Kauai meeting
• Starwood project
• Mayor and Ohana Kauai
Ohana Kauai meeting
Talk about arrogance. Now the mayor has announced that if we, the tax paying citizens of Kaua‘i County, vote for the Ohana Kauai tax amendment he will spend millions of OUR tax dollars to hire attorneys in an attempt to thwart our will.
Do these people have no shame?
After considerable time was spent at the October 12th Planning Commission meeting talking about the miniscule impact to the view plane of Anini Beach residents, one of our owners correctly pointed out that the major impact to view planes is to Puamana. To this point, no one had given much consideration to the effect on our project which is worth over $50 million in land and real estate. Therefore the commission requested that view plane photos be taken of the impact to our ocean views.
There was also not much discussion on the traffic situation, both on Wyllie Road and its intersection with Ka Haku Road. Someone did mistakenly confuse that with the intersection of Ka Haku Road and Kuhio Highway. The simple fact is that the road and intersection CANNOT handle all the extra traffic of 500 cars coming and going several times a day, especially after the new condominiums are completed on Pepelani Loop to the West.
Not discussed as well is the rather steep and dangerous path to Anini Beach which parallels the development. If this is not upgraded, I foresee a lot of tourists getting injured trying to get up or down the hill.
I wonder if it would be appropriate for some or all of the commissioners to spend a gallon or two of gas and come out and look at the site. The problems will become intuitively obvious in a few minutes and perhaps they can make a better decision as to what needs to be done to with respect to the SVO project.
Mayor and Ohana Kauai
I read with great interest about the meeting on the Ohana Kauai tax plan, and wish I could have attended that meeting.
When a member of our County Council spoke to The Garden Island earlier in the month, he stated that we should all “wait” for our Council to put property tax reform into place. I have owned my own home here on Kaua‘i for the past 16 years and I respectfully ask that Councilman just how long are we expected to wait for our County Council to enact property tax relief? It was a totally inane statement to make and I, for one, am tired of waiting for a do-nothing Council to act.
I also think it was irresponsible for our Mayor to threaten to take legal action if the amendment is passed, and all this before we’ve even voted on the issue. If we follow your convoluted way of thinking, Mr. Baptiste, there wouldn’t be any point in even going to the polls to vote on it.
If it is voted in, the County Council and the Mayor should do the proper thing: implement the will of the voters.
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