Officials with Apollo Kauai and The Garden Island newspaper will be co-sponsoring a Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative board candidates’ forum today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Highway in Lihu‘e.
As of press time yesterday, six of the seven candidates for the three openings on the KIUC board had confirmed they will participate in the forum. Those candidates are Carol Bain, Ben Lizama Jr., Linda Solaka-Pasavada, Alfred Laureta, Derek Kawakami and Craig Maas. The three openings on the board are for three-year terms. One candidate, Dane Oda, could not commit to the event, citing prior commitments.
The forum, with master of ceremonies Dickie Chang and moderated by The Garden Island Editor Adam Harju, will be a two-part, question-and-answer, timed format.
In the first part of the forum, the candidates will be asked a list of eight questions prepared by the sponsors of the event. Each candidate will have two minutes to answer each question. Then the floor will be opened to the public for 30 minutes to ask specific questions of specific candidates about governance issues, not operational issues. For questions about the event, call Sandra Wright at 828-1602.