County manager would benefit many

Congratulations and thank you, Molly Jones, for your outstanding “tongue in cheek” letter in April 20 TGI, “Hints of the news to come.”

Your second bullet point about our auditor, Ernie Pasion, held far more reality and truth than humor and fiction. You obviously did your research for your letter and the many friends of Ernie say a big “mahalo.”

A group of us have been trying since 2006 to get a county manager type of government before the voters of Kauai, to consider a change to the antiquated, stagnated strong mayor/council system that has been in existence here for years.

Your words about Ernie are extremely visionary and right on target — people with his qualifications, honesty and integrity are very rare in any government operation, federal, state or local. Doing his job by his high standards uncovered irregularities in our system that undermined his successful operation.

Hopefully, you and your friends will help us convince our council members to put this measure on the ballot so that the people of Kauai can make the choice for status quo or reap the benefits of this proven style of government that has been around for over 100 years. Keep up the good work and keep writing.

Ken Taylor

Kapaa

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