Letters for Friday, September 26, 2014

• Resolution on pesticides may have been right approach • Love to be a fly on the wall

Resolution on pesticides may have been right approach

Councilmember Rapozo’s effort to remedy the lunch money deficit at Waimea Middle School is to be commended. A resolution was passed asking the Department of Education to address this issue. Since it was not within the boundaries of action for the council, this was the correct approach.

Am I wrong in asking whether the same approach should have been taken with the issue of pesticides? A resolution to proper federal and state agencies would have avoided hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees for the county. Instead, Hooser, Bynum and Yukimura appealed to the emotions of the crowd. The issue was beyond the parameters of action by the council.

Which way is correct? Only the voters can determine that on election day.

Monroe Richman, Koloa

Love to be a fly on the wall

Dear Mr. Hooser,

Let me get this straight. If you or your colleagues have it in for someone, you look into their tax records for discrepancies? It most certainly is what I gathered after listening to your televised comments from the Sept. 17 Kauai County Council meeting. I would love to have been a fly on the wall of Mr. Castillo’s office. While your justifications for the additional $12,500 to appeal the 960 ruling may appear to be a quick, cheap date, your ineptness will keep many debutantes accustomed to higher standards for the duration. 

William Hartsell, Kekaha

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