Letters for August 14, 2015

• Kauai, here’s how I see it

Kauai, here’s how I see it

This letter is in response to a lot of issues I have noticed in the 390-plus days and nights I have spent on “your” island in the last 10 years.

First of all, my concerns are directed to the locals and to the visitors. I have a cure for maybe all your woes. First to address the homeless and housing situation, open up the vacant rooms at condos/vacation rentals to locals who would promise to work it off cleaning or grounds pickup etc.

Second, the traffic. Hmmm. Maybe more shuttle buses. Rent them from that pile of buses at Roberts parking lot in Hanamaulu. What’s up with all the pseudo garbage dumps? One above the Chinese cemetery in Kapaa, Anahola where they want to put the community garden. Or on just about any back road you drive on island. Cure, open up your transfer stations and charge an affordable fee. Don’t reduce the hours.

Budget deficits. Grow hemp. Make cloths, and or the thousands of other products it will provide for you to sell and sustain a living.

For those complaining about how the Anahola solar station looks, if it’s going to mean cheaper electricity, look the other way.

Now for the situation of racial bias on “your” island, I saw someone selling T-shirts that said, “Hawaiian by birth American by force.” Come on. This is the 21st century.

I’m so outta here. Aloha.

Mark Wood

Kapaa

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