Letters for May 21, 2015

• Common sense approach to pot dispensaries • Follow decision process on dairy

Common sense approach to pot dispensaries

We have already found workable solutions to similar drugs, namely whiskey and tobacco. Treat pot the same, a fat tax with a stamp, limit access, safety first. Limited home production strictly for family. Stop thisgreedy squabbling. You don’t need an MDs permission to buy beer or aspirin.

Rollin Lee Frost, Kona

Follow decision process on dairy

The Kauai Board of Supervisors should not announce their decision on the Mahaulepu dairy now. Supervisors should follow a five-stage multistep process.

First, read the Economic Impact Study after it is published and analyze county requirements for agricultural operating procedures. This stage will include many steps.

Second, debate amendments to existing grounds to deny building permits and debate operating procedures and triggers to revoke operating permits. This stage will also take many steps and many agenda items at supervisors’ meetings.

Third, decide whether to issue or deny a building permit and decide whether there is any point in issuing an operating permit with possibility of revocation, or with a sunset provision. This stage may only take two steps.

Fourth, budget salaries for lawyers and forensic laboratory specialists. This stage will take as many steps as any other money debate.

Fifth, announce decision. This stage is only one step, but it begins a whole new argument.

Bob Ray, Poipu Kai

Missing grandfather’s money clip

In 2009, at the County Farm Bureau Fair, I lost a silver dollar money clip in the grass below the Zipper. This clip was given to me by my grandfather, just before he passed away.

My date and I sat down in the grass, and for two hours we talked and watched the crowds pass by. Later that year, in November, the girl I sat with, who I loved very much, passed away from complications of her childhood onset diabetes. At the time I felt like losing the money clip was a lesson from grandpa, about never holding on to anything too tightly. Now, I just miss the way it felt in my hand.

I know it’s a long shot, but if anyone knows what came of that money clip, I would be forever grateful.

The clip was engraved with my grandfather’s initials, and “IBM, CLASS OF 1954.”

Thank you, and aloha.

Taylor Finley , Kekaha


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