Letters for July 6, 2015

Letters for July 6, 2015

Keep the mayoral system

The big topic on Kauai now is government by a mayoral system vs. a city manager.

I for one would not be supportive of having our county run by a city manager. The person who heads our county government should be someone who is elected by the people of Kauai and not someone who is appointed by the county council.

We need the separation of powers that our current mayoral system provides us. Having a city manager that is appointed by and reports to the county council would give the county council carte blanche to do whatever they want.

Loyd Clayton


Tax dollars should support sanctuary, not crematorium

After checking the dictionary for a definition of the word “humane,” it became apparent that killing animals isn’t part of that understanding.

As head of our Humane Society, Ms. Cistaro should be well-appraised of that. We cannot point a finger at her alone. The Board of Directors and the County of Kauai (which assists financially) are also to be held accountable.

There is no “rescue” for an animal if the survival or adoption rate is 30 percent or less. Where are the funds going? Where are the priorities? Why are our county tax dollars supporting this inept, insensitive management? Each of the board members need to take a good look at their mission statement and decide if they are honoring it appropriately.

Has our Humane Society turned into a crematorium and not a sanctuary?

Little lives matter … as a supporter and a taxpayer I am horrified to see on the evening news that Kauai is being depicted as an animal killing grounds. Please, someone in authority, help us understand!

Robert James


Dispensary bill is bad for Hawaii

To Gov. Ige: Please veto HB321 (Dispensary Bill).

This bill is very bad; it is not for the people of Hawaii. This bill is so over-regulated and the compliance terms are so over-kill that any medical marijuana product sold there will be unaffordable for the common person, much less sick people who live on fixed incomes.

I have a feeling the legislation has been severely influenced by large corporations who have several million available to invest and the criminal and legal profession who still wants to make arrests, prosecute and jail people for cannabis.

This law is discriminatory against regular Hawaii residents from the amount of money needed to pre-qualify down to the idiotic micro-management requirements from seed to plant to consumer. I beg you Mr. Ige, please veto HB321!

Sara Steiner


Shakas to road resurfacing crew

I would like to give two thumbs-up and shakas to the crew, foreman and manager of the Kaumualii Highway resurfacing project currently underway between Hanapepe and Waimea.

These guys are smokin’. When this project to resurface the road started, I thought, “Here we go with another project that will inconvenience motorists for years and may never be completed.” To my pleasant surprise, this crew of professionals is nearly done after only a few months. Obviously, these guys know what they are doing. Thanks for a job well done!

David Farman



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