Yago announces mayoral run

  • Clint Yago Sr.

LIHUE — Hanamaulu resident Clint Yago Sr. has filed papers to run for mayor of Kauai. For the past 38 years, Yago said he has worked in construction. He graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Kauai Community College.

He said he wants to focus on traffic, homeless and police issues.

Yago says there aren’t enough roads on Kauai, which causes congestion, mornings and afternoon.

“The problems I’m referencing to is coming Kapaa (on) Kuhio Highway, going to Lihue,” he said. “It’s congested during the afternoon hours.”

“I hope to get this problem fixed as soon as possible,” Yago said.

He said he’ll accomplish this by asking the governor for funding to build highways.

Yago said he’d like to see more homeless shelters built. “I propose that shelters be located on old county lots or buildings that are no longer in use.” The shelters would be built by contractors willing to donate their time and money.

Yago said he would help the homeless by seeking them out and going to homeless camps. His goal is to ensure they won’t go back to homelessness.

“We can and will give a chance for each person to help themselves by using programs and through job-hunting,” Yago said.

As mayor, he would work on finding new police recruits at job fairs.

“I will also raise property taxes except for hotels to pay for recruits.”

  1. Jesse March 24, 2018 5:41 am Reply

    You lost me at “I will also raise property taxes”.

  2. billyjoebob March 24, 2018 6:32 am Reply

    Was this article written as satire?

  3. Lenny for mayor March 24, 2018 7:07 am Reply

    Yah I gonna get like 43 vote for sure!!

  4. No_They_Didn't March 24, 2018 8:04 am Reply

    What is wrong with just carpentry? All the candidates I see here are you. New. What do you feel you could add to the community?

  5. Registered voter March 24, 2018 9:39 am Reply

    Raise taxes no thanks property taxes are to high . Just say no . Highways are a state issue. Don’t waste your vote

  6. No_They_Didn't March 24, 2018 2:34 pm Reply

    Yago compared to P. Carvalho Jr. ?

    Kauai mayor: One is into construction, the other guy into parks and recreation.

    One has labor skills, the other guy has none.

    Both unheard of, just that Yago reaches construction workers, p. Carvalho Jr. reaches sports fans. Sports.

    Headquaters: his home?

    Not much. But can the people side in with Yago? Construction. Maybe.

  7. No_They_Didn't March 24, 2018 2:40 pm Reply

    Public works will back you up if You’re smart. Many votes. Construction too. Now how about tourism? Maybe. Union leaders must be won over. What time will Yago make his plans to go Public? Headquarters and speeches in the public. Where? When? I would love to see a new mayor. And not football.

  8. LMat March 26, 2018 7:49 am Reply

    Why would you kick off your run by stating that you will raise property taxes…?
    Sorry, but, this candidate just sunk his own ship…

  9. Debra Kekaualua May 29, 2018 9:23 am Reply

    I AM a candidate for Mayor and my platform, if you are listening, will Fix this island, set the precident for outer islands, mandated to follow our lead and have the u.s.a. fess up to their war with Hawaii, 125-years. WE the people have found our way and will not lose this opportunity to retrieve ALL that has been stolen, maneuvered manipulated and criminally Exacerbated! Lots of these kinds of peoples Are going to Halawa OR Arizona corporate prison

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