Cesspools are everyone’s problem
I have been following with interest your reporting about the 88,000 cesspools that can presently be found on Hawaii. What a shock, cesspools in this day and age!
Heavy rains can cause cesspools to overflow, and as the saying goes, “crap flows downhill.” Downhill to Hawaii’s beaches.
Think about that the next time you walk barefoot on the sand. Think about that the next time you swim in the ocean.
I recently asked Councilman Ross Kagawa about this problem. His reply, “Cesspools are a state issue, not County Council, please get your facts straight before you complain. You’re barking up the wrong tree.”
I interpreted his reply to mean, “Not my department. Don’t bother me.” Tell that to the bacteria on my bare feet!
This is 2018, not 1918. It’s everybody’s problem. Food for thought when you go to the polls.
Raley Peterson, Waimea
Mel Rapozo for mayor
I first met Mel Rapozo at the re-dedication of Boy Scouts of America Camp Alan Fayé in March 2004. The presentation of the re-dedication included the Top Scout of all of the USA. Mel and I had a good chance to discuss his background and future in Kauai politics. We agreed on the importance of Scouting for our Kauai youth.
We had a chance to wala au!
In December 2009, my wife and I were “scammed, to the tune of $4,000 cash.” I recalled that Mel had mentioned that he had been in business as a private investigator in criminal cases. I called him. He invited me into his very busy County Council chair’s office.
Right off the bat, I knew I had come to the right place. Mel was no longer in the PI business, but had the investigative background. Mel took the time to discuss and demonstrate credit card scams, which was our situation. Mel gave me his private phone number and email address. We continued dialogue over time, and he brought in Kauai County police investigators. From then on, we were on the road to find the culprits in California.
As mayor, Mel would support all of our individual Kauai citizens, as he did for us. That was just one small sample of the caliber he is and best as our future mayor.
Susie and Alan Fayé, Princeville