Appreciate the road repairs
When I read that Kahiliholo Road will be repaired this year I was so happy that I needed to make sure to thank you and all involved with getting this done for the over 300 homes in this neighborhood.
If you could do us another favor and reseal our road, which has not been sealed for 30 years, that would make us all so much happier. If you don’t have the budget for it now we would greatly appreciate it if you could at least have it restriped, as I am very worried that accidents will happen with no center line to define the road.
Mahalo nui loa,
Michael Radeczki, Kahiliholo Road, Kilauea
Look closely at housing problem
Government is the cause of the housing shortage.
Exactions, conditions and even laws that are meant to provide affordable housing actually result in less housing, according to experts such as Ricky Cassiday and Paul Brewbaker.
“You cannot maximize social welfare more than if you remove all distortions. Production quotas — no matter how you dress them up, like calling them ‘Workforce Housing Requirements,’ distort the housing market, result in less new housing and less affordable housing. Reducing the amount of new housing that can be built IS the problem. It is not the solution. Clever branding does not make bad public policy better.” — Paul Brewbaker
Dennis Esaki, Lihue
Value of land, people
We are nothing!
U.S. people are spiritual, but the popular image is the president, and swarms of couch potato trash. There are “we the people,” and there is the popular version presented. These are not the same. Free thinking has become standard issue.
However, the media that is presented is powerful. Propaganda trumps free thinking. The average total net worth of a U.S. citizen is $62,000. Most U.S. citizens are hard-working with one or more jobs. The average U.S. citizen is either renting or living with family. We either do not own our home or we live with family.
Fortunately, my family came a while ago when real estate was cheap, before it was only for rich people. There are many such stories, people living in family-owned property from before.
To put that in proper perspective, there is a billionaire here who owns 700 acres of this island. Do you know who that might be? Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. The land for him is about $1 million per acre.
Barney Blankenship, Koloa