Letters for Monday, June 26, 2017

• Kauai still a laid-back paradise • Appreciate work on levee • Bill Georgi is a good county auditor candidate

Kauai still a laid-back paradise

In response to Wednesday’s letter (TGI, June 21) by Elizabeth Gray from Indianapolis, I couldn’t agree more.

We have been visiting the islands every year since 1993, splitting trips between Maui and Kauai with probably more times Kauai than Maui. Certainly the most recent trips have been Kauai and as far as I am concerned, all future trips will be to Kauai.

Don’t get me wrong. Both islands are paradise, but the laid-back, slow pace of Kauai is by far much more desirable than what we have found on Maui. Kauai does have a traffic issue, but it isn’t anything that discourages us from returning. Adding more lanes, more highways, more resorts, will only make Kauai more like Maui.

Please do not make changes on the North Shore as some have suggested as far as paved parking lots, walking bridges, etc. It will ruin the charm. The two-lane highway is also part of the charm of a small island, even if the Kapaa crawl is frustrating at times. People plan for it and will get by.

This is my two cents worth.

Marv Walker, Lincoln, Nebraska

Appreciate work on levee

We want to send a big shout-out to the fellows who maintain the levee on the Hanapepe River. They do a super job keeping itgreen and beautiful. They also keep it mowed and tidy. We truly appreciate their hard work.

Mahalo, guys!

Ken and Jan Brookshier, Hanapepe

Bill Georgi is a good county auditor candidate

I would like to comment on Joann Yukimura and Mel Rapozo’s letters about the county auditor.

My husband William (Bill)Georgi applied for the position. He worked for the University of California systemwide, auditing the dental and medical schools at UCSD, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF.

He audited one of the four Department of Energy facilities, and theDepartment of Labor Unemployment insurance in five states. He worked as a senior auditor for EDP Audit Controls, Inc for years.

He developed curriculum and taught EDP Auditing for a class at UC Berkley. He also taught Certified Information System Auditor review courses for the EDP Audit Association. He also taught Statistical Sampling for Auditors for the University of California.

The letter from the county said he was not qualified and they did not interview him. Maybe it was because they thought he would do too thorough a job.

JoAnne Georgi, Eleele

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