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• For the bike path
• Double, triple and higher standard
• Traffic fix
For the bike path
A 16-mile multi-purpose, coastline pathway is a celebration of our island.
This pathway is an opportunity for people to be someplace wonderful.
The path is an opportunity to generate long-term interest in our shared resources.
If we have a path, say as planned and gardened and maintained and beautiful as the path at Kalapaki, we will be forced to clean up our neglected lands, freshwater, coastline and ocean.
Yes, we need to figure out traffic, affoardable housing, community centers, environmental protection, and crime. However we need to work on all these things, not forfeit one for another.
A path allows us all to fall in love with our island again.
A path is an option for people to bike or walk to work with a cool shoreline breeze.
A path is a day of fun and beauty to lounge and get sun, or just feel special.
The planning and construction of a path is much more than building a 12-foot slab of concrete. It is the opportunity to see which areas of our coast have been trashed and abandoned, where the biohazards of human, animal and industrial waste ongoingly threaten the ecology.
A beautiful path is not as likely a place to commit crime and the only stop to the path being constructed is our own resignation.
The path is an opportunity to end behaviors and programs that harm our planet. Our reef is already dead and what’s predictable is that we will continue to disregard our shoreline until there isn’t one. This is our Garden Island and our time to create Kaua‘i as a model for living in harmony with our mother, Earth.
People are angry in traffic. People are angry living lives that do not work for the long-term viability of the planet, including our species. Back and forth to do our thing at $.30 per mile, 10 miles per gallon, $3 per gallon, $30 an hour, if we’re “lucky.” However it’s measured, the game we’re playing does not work. Now more than ever, there is every reason to do something that makes sense.
We live in such a small sacred place, and even though many of our actions in the past have made no sense, we all share a passion and a spirit that can truly serve as a model for what’s possible in the world.
Our path is possible and our spirit will build it!
Kaua‘i serves the community by boldly expressing its ancient being. Inside of that Being, there is the possibility of the fulfillment of our shared vision: people in love with each other and our home. The power and vision of Aloha. Our size and unique focus gives us access to truly aligning and creating a very magical place for our future and a showcase for the rest of the world.
Please leave our island if you do not want a beautiful path.
Double, triple and higher standard
The ongoing controversy about the disclosure of government records took a new twisted turn. All this time the CountyAttorney pretended to disclose, but behind the scene, the CountyAttorneyappealed to the state Department of the Attorney General, the Office of Disciplinary Council, the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers and the Lieutenant Governor.
All this secret work was unsuccessful. No State representative or agency wanted to render an alternate ruling, intercede or assist the County. Pretending to work out a compromise with OIP the County filed a lawsuit in the Fifth Circuit Court. Such actions are usually expected from a Third Class Corporation, and their lawyers.
Now the County Council, County Attorney, the Board of Ethics pretends to care about HRS 92 (sunshine law) and the County Charter. In reality, the County Leaders do not care about any law or rules, if that paragraph does not work in their favor. Somewhere along that line comes…We the County can do whatever we want, and if you don’t like it, sue us, and by the way, we have more money than you have. Well, somebody put $2.000 in a retainer and sued, the County Council appropriated $100,000 to defend itself and not to disclose the Council’s sunshine violation.
A fortnight ago a Council Member complained about an e-mail that referred to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Such a complaint is baseless since the same member had no problem with the “Hop-Sing” civil rights violation. Calling an appointed official with Chinese origin, and his deputy names on public record seems to be OK for the Council. That brings Council Chair into play, and I don’t understand why he is complaining that the Chief is suing the County.
Neither, why $1.4 million spent on lawsuits over a four-year period to defend the Police Department are such a big deal, since the problems are homemade by the Council. Remember the Administration wanted to get rid of George.
One Prince Charming suggested, before our Great Misleaders look for the dirt in other people’s backyard, they should clean their own front and backyard first.
Ho, da traffic…(Lihue…Kapa‘a) (Kapa‘a…Lihu‘e)…try like dis…Morning leave da cone from a.m. till p.m. All people can go Kapa‘a…Lihu‘e all day. Den Night (6 p.m.)…change um up. Fix da Kapa‘a lights so nobody stay for long eh? So simple so easy…Da road guys gotta change da kine hours…
Also, try show tolerance, you drivas.
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