Give Derek his opportunity to succeed or fail
I read the article in the Garden Island that some of the Council Members were unhappy about being left out of decisions regarding pandemic rule making and reporting this past couple of months. It seemed the complaint was more about not being “the first to know” or informed through channels before reading it in the newspaper. We all want to know first. I know none of your ran for your positions just to be first to know something. To that end, I was disappointed. We have some really great city council members (minus one) and a really good mayor. We have energy, we have intellect, we have history and we have some really thoughtful people running our government, we are so blessed here.
Sometimes the means justify the ends, sometimes not. But this is a pretty unique and historical event in our lifetimes.
This leadership has great opportunity to thrive right now and I hate to see insignificant differences, that matter not, divide such a dynamic group of leaders. Council members, please give Derek his opportunity to succeed or fail and keep your issues behind the doors. If you are not close to Derek, then start talking. Kauai is changing before our eyes and you have the opportunity to shape the future and learn from the mistakes of the past. Let’s do great work!
Douglas Blakely, Princeville