Letters for June 24, 2014

•  Poor behavior at meeting on attorney • Care for veteran has been excellent • Politicians should meet people in person

 Poor behavior at meeting on attorney

Mr. Ken Taylor, please be reminded that not all of the audience of the May 29 meeting to publicly humiliate Mr. Al Castillo was there from county offices.

Gary and Mel may have been the members that drafted the resolution, but other members were not fooled by this type of behavior that has been around for centuries. I realize that you have a right to your opinion and feel in some way that your letter will reverse the outcome of the meeting. It won’t.

I was there, as were many as citizens of Kauai who witnessed this session. No one was harmed, no one was left in the dark, and Al Castillo was not removed from his duties.

Al Castillo took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America,The Constitution of the State of Hawaii and The Constitution of the Kauai Charter.

You did get it right. Neither Mel nor Gary are attorneys. Mr. Ross Kagawa said, “I am ashamed to be here today to witness this type of behavior from these council members.”


Ronald Horoshko


Care for veteran has been excellent

Over the past many years, my 91-year-old veteran mother, Alice, has received excellent health care from the Kauai VA. We would both like to thank each and every one of her nurses and doctors for their kind, compassionate, professional and timely care. Our quality of life is enhanced due to their dedication.


Mindy Smith and Alice Jeremias


Politicians should meet people in person

The political season is here and I would like to voice my concern over the traffic hazards caused by politicians and their supporters distracting drivers. I have witnessed several near collisions and sudden stops caused by drivers who are waving to politicians and supporters rather than keeping their eyes on the road.

Steps should be taken by the powers to be to put an end to this unnecessary practice before someone gets seriously injured or killed.

In Okinawa, I have seen politicians in the shopping centers or other public areas talking to the people face to face and addressing their concerns in that fashion. Come on, politicians, can we get your cooperation to keep our roads safe? 


Joy Whitehill



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