Letters for Thursday, August 9, 2018

Chock, Evslin, Roversi deserve votes

I have worked with the following three individuals for over 20 years and know them to be upstanding citizens with a deep, passionate concern for the aina, the ocean, Hawaiian culture and the residents of Kauai. Please include them in your upcoming primary election vote to ensure that the following individuals had the opportunity to run in the general election:

Mason Chock, Luke Evslin, Adam Roversi.

You can register and vote this week Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Historic County Building annex, as well as in the primary this Saturday.

I have nothing negative to say about any of the others running for office, but I do know that these three individuals can be trusted to help provide your children the best possible future “quality of life” on Kauai.

Brian Curll, President, Hui O Mana Ka Pu‘uwai Outrigger Canoe Club, and

Vice President, Kauai Outrigger Association

Yukimura would be a good mayor

When we consider a candidate for mayor, we think of four factors. These four factors are: One — Experience, Two — Dedication, Three — Character, and Four — Views consistent with our own.

In considering these four factors we find:

• Experience:

JoAnn Yukimura has the most Kauai government experience of any other candidate. She has served on County Council a number of times and has served as our mayor in its period of greatest challenge. JoAnn was our mayor in 1992 when the category four hurricane hit Kauai. Iniki was the deadliest and the most costly hurricane to ever hit Hawaii. Army troops came in immediately and took initial charge of caring for the people and determining the damage. After this initial period, the Army turned to Mayor Yukimura to continue the work to assist and support the needs of the people. Following this turnover Army officials gave our mayor two letters of commendation.

• Dedication:

JoAnn regards the position of mayor to be a fulltime job and it will be for her.

• Character:

JoAnn reaches out to the people of Kauai and listens to all of their views. She strongly believes in and supports openness and welcomes those expressing “Truth to Power.”

• Views consistent with our own:

At least 80 percent of Kauai residents strongly support the current building height limitations of 30 feet for residential buildings and 50 feet for commercial. This limitation is the strongest help we have in keeping the spirit of Kauai.

Vote for who you feel is best, but please be sure to vote.

Joe Frisinger, Princeville

  1. I saw a Vampire once August 9, 2018 12:12 am Reply

    Joanne is going miss it with strong democratic Malapit years 1980s voters. I would guess, 10,000 votes short. Still may lose or win the election.

  2. ruthann jones August 9, 2018 6:38 am Reply

    Joanne listens? Oh, not always. When I contacted her after unsuccessful attempts to address smoke filled neighborhood due to garbage burns with health department….she suggested I bake cookies for said neighbors to improve neighborliness. I then watched EMT’s remove a neighbor with heart disease from his home, at which time he died.

  3. manawai August 9, 2018 7:02 am Reply

    Experience, dedication, character don’t count for squat when you’re incompetent and write laws with unintended consequences. Yukimura’s actions only help the wealthy retirees who come here and bid up housing prices. Her laws prevent any realistic affordable housing development and, of course, let’s not forget how she helped maintained high food prices by prohibiting Walmart from opening a super grocery and giving Costco and the higher-prices supermarkets competition. She may say pretty things but is clueless about basic economics. Let this out-of-work lawyer retire and get in people who know how to solve our problems. Bill Clinton said, “It’s the economy stupid!” Let us be smart and get rid of those who maintain the pain.

  4. gordon oswald August 9, 2018 8:05 am Reply

    TGI should stop posting letters pushing candidates. One person’s biased comment trying to suck votes out of Letter readers is nothing more than a waste of space and everyone’s time who reads them.

    1. George August 9, 2018 11:58 am Reply

      Yesterday in the comments section you were singing the praises of Joanne Yukimura. You are always lauding the accomplishments of trump. Isnt that kind of hypocritical based on todays comment?

  5. Joe Public August 9, 2018 10:49 am Reply

    My family and I went to vote yesterday, and I can happily say that none of us voted for anyone named here…thank god we made a more informed decision.

  6. Steve Martin August 9, 2018 1:25 pm Reply

    Brian Curll. Your “popularity” candidates election is why we are in the problems we are in. Just because you like them doesn’t mean they will change anything that you speak of. I’m voting for 7 women. To many years of men who wear the pants ,but are doing a half assed job at moving us forward with solutions to our problems. I’m banking on the well educated experienced women to get the job done. And hopefully will show the men which pants they need to wear!

  7. I saw a Vampire once August 9, 2018 3:42 pm Reply

    Joe, from Princeville,

    Good points, building height limitations. Sports sucks. Some people actually won due to dumb policies. Think about it. Smart man.

  8. Rk669 August 9, 2018 4:36 pm Reply

    Yukimura for Dog Catcher,nothing More!

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