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• ‘Your Government,’ a new addition to The Garden Island
‘Your Government,’ a new addition to The Garden Island
This us all. week marks the beginning of a new weekly Sunday feature in The Garden Island that focuses on our county government, and presents a civics lesson for
We begin with an update on what Mayor Bryan Baptiste’s administration – and what the County Council under the leadership of Councilman Kaipo Asing – are doing in filling the County Engineer’s position, a job that has been long vacant. It was enlightening to sit down with the Mayor and Councilchair this week to discuss various local issues, and to find out more about how our county government works.
Starting next Sunday in The Garden Island, watch for a special “Your Government” section. This will appear each Sunday and include a look at what issues the County Council tackled during the past week, and whether we think the Council was on target in what they were doing. The Mayor’s administration will also be analyzed and critiqued in regards to how the administration is managing our country government.
We feel it’s time to step up our coverage of county government as part of our long-term plan to improve The Garden Island. More importantly, we feel our county government has gotten off track in some areas and needs to be held more accountable for their actions.
Each Sunday watch for a front page report on an issue important to the Island; we are looking at solid waste, sewage spills from county-run facilities, traffic and other issues. This report will be tied into the “Your Government” section, and followed up on the Forum page with a pertinent editorial.
Readers comments about county government have been arriving in larger numbers lately, and we continue to welcome your comments on how our county is run, positive or negative.
Our role in providing the news of Kaua‘i is to keep the community informed about county government, and we intend to make this a top priority.
We hope this will better inform the voters of Kaua‘i, spark their interest in stepping into their role as citizens of the Island and thus educating voters and increasing voter turnout.
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