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Letters for July 9, 2015

• Solar project an example of bad design • An apology and a hope to fit in • Mission must be to save pets • Pamphlet could save lives

Solar project an example of bad design

As the new solar installation in Anahola nears completion, design professionals worldwide should be encouraged to visit the site to see what a spectacularly unfit andfailed project looks like. The project site grows more grotesque and out of place by the day, so perhaps the tragedy that has been gifted to the people of Kauai by KIUCcould be developed into a tourist destination for architects and engineers in training. It seems to be a perfect collection of mistakes to avoid over a career in design.

Maybe some tiny bright spot can be found in the fiasco that we’ll all be driving past, and living with, for decades.

Kurt Last, Anahola

An apology and a hope to fit in

On the 4th of July, I and many others were excited and thinking about getting to the next celebration of our country. In haste, I circled the main drag doing four circlesaround the block to find a parking space near Ishihara grocery store. Yes, I was excited like everyone else. The problem, I was still driving and not really looking at thepeople crossing the street and for the most part no one was using the crosswalk. This is still not an excuse on my part because I could have injured someone.

I want to apologize to the two people that stared at my stupidity behind the wheel. I am very lucky no one was injured and in the future this situation will never happenagain.

Again, I wish I could change this situation or at least apologize to you face to face. My wife and I moved here in Waimea in October last year. This is home and we justwant to blend in.

I hope to meet you one day and maybe become friends.

John Paine, Waimea

Mission must be to save pets

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 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 needs 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, Lihue

Pamphlet could save lives

So grateful to The Garden Island and supporters who have published and distributed the Kauai Beach Guide (Beautiful. Dangerous. TGI July 2) which details beach hazards and safety on Kauai’s sometimes unforgiving waves, currents, and shorelines.

I’m wondering if a downloadable version could be made available to share on social media and with friends coming to visit. That would increase circulation considerably in a very short time.

Thank you for alerting us to this wonderful pamphlet.

Wendy Winegar, Kilauea


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