Letters for Friday, August 1, 2014

• Here’s hoping that justice will prevail • Attitude unfair toward feral cats

Here’s hoping that justice will prevail

What is going on with the Kauai Fire Department’s administration? Where’s the mayor in all of this mayhem?

Two of the senior water safety officers have now filed lawsuits against the County of Kauai, the Kauai fire chief and the water safety department’s supervisors. Why does it have to come to a point where lawsuits need to be filed in order to address these concerns?

The taxpayers are the ones who suffer for the actions of these county administrators. The taxpayers are paying the salaries for the fire chief and the water Safety Department’s Supervisors, who appear to have been working, “business as usual,” without any regard for how their actions have impacted their employees and the taxpayers.

Elections are just around the corner. As voters, we must really examine who we choose to elect when the details of these lawsuits bring to the forefront the current administration’s incompetence.

Common sense suggests that the only reason one retaliates is when one is guilty of the accusations against them. Clearly, one has something to hide. Something the administration should have investigated seriously when the initial reports came in. I applaud these two water safety officers who made the sacrifice to make a difference for the better. Though it saddens me to see these two good men being treated so abominably, my hope is that justice will soon prevail. Good things come to those who wait.

Emily Goldbach – Kekaha

Attitude unfair toward feral cats

It seems the problems caused by dogs off leash far outweigh any attributed to feral cats, yet many on Kauai still want them killed. Feral cats don’t attack and kill larger animals and people like some dogs do. But while most of us know the fault lies with their irresponsible owners, it’s their dogs that are put to death. If you don’t think that’s fair, should we be killing our feral cats?

Vince Cosner – Lihue

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