In his State of the County Address Thursday, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. highlighted several accomplishment during his administration.
With great enthusiasm, he said:
w We said we would create Safe Routes to School — and we did.
w We said we would create an electric vehicle fleet with charging stations — and we did.
w We said we would create additional dedicated parking at Hanalei Blackpot — and we did.
w We said we’d create an agricultural park in Kilauea — and we did.
w We said we’d build bus shelters for our county bus stops — and we did.
w We said we would improve Kekaha Gardens Kaleimanu Park — and we did.
w We said we would create affordable housing opportunities — and we did.
And I’m saving the best example for last …
w We said we would build an on-island treatment center for our keiki to heal at home, together with their families. And with the vision of Mayor Bryan Baptiste, and the leadership of our elected officials coupled with the passion of our community, we broke ground on this facility in January! And we will build it!
Bill Buley, The Garden Island