Letters for June 5, 2015

• Letter writer brightens day • Microphones would benefit concert-goers

Letter writer brightens day

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am when I see a letter by Glenn Mickens. My eyes light up with joy. Here’s a letter that I can answer. It will keep me busy and make life exciting.

Glen, I feel I’ve gotten to know you as a close friend. I respect your impassioned plea for a county manager. It gives me something to write about and for an old man this is wonderful! I amcertain with your energy and determination we will see the issue of county manager on the next ballot. That is the purposeful way to proceed and I shall be disappointed if this is not done.

But first, educate me with the reasons Kauai County needs a manager. Name the departments that are functioning at less than what we should expect. Detail why you came to your conclusions,how costly they may be, and what would be saved by getting a professional manager. This would be helpful rather than the broad emotional approach you now use.

I can ignore the multitudes of embezzlements, robberies and other crimes listed on the Internet as crimes committed by professional county managers if there is justification to improve ourlocal government. But first you must show me and the people of Kauai.

Let me thank the editor of The Garden Island as well. The joy in seeing a letter by Mr. Mickens brightens my day as I put aside the gardening equipment and sit before my computer to write adear friend.

Monroe Richman, M.D., Koloa

Microphones would benefit concert-goers

A delightful musical concert at Kauai Performing Arts Center was held last Saturday evening. Many of us attendees have decreased hearing, thus transforming the artist’s soliloquies into unintentioned (we hope) mime performances. I requested microphones be used to Jason Blake, emcee, but he explained that the performers requested that no microphones be used.

In the future, please Drs. Lee and Sehin, as well as Hank Curtis, who was occasionally audible to us diminished-hearing and audience members, please, we beg you, use microphones when you address your audiences so that all of us can enjoy the complete performances!

Alice Parker, Lihue


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