Maximize affordable housing
Thanks for the Kaua‘i Candidates Forum. On the subject of permanent affordable housing, it seems that 50% to 80% of the average Kaua‘i income is what is needed, rather than the not-very-affordable 120% to 140% average income. Those who actually make $11 an hour at businesses around the island simply cannot afford the higher prices. Please maximize permanent affordable housing rather than exempting areas for the benefit of the developers. Thank you.
Sylvia Partridge, Princeville
Signing ballot envelope on the outside is ‘ridiculous’
I recently received my mail-in ballot.
I am very disturbed by the lack of insight shown in producing these ballots. You have to sign the OUTSIDE of the ballot envelope before mailing. How absolutely ridiculous. With the prevalence of identity theft, here we voluntarily sign the ballot, and who knows how many people will handle it.
You have the option to hand-carry your ballot to local firehouses from August 3 to 8. It’s what I intend to do, and I hope you will follow suit.
I hope to God someone corrects this ridiculous blunder before the general elections in November. I used to vote absentee, and you had to sign the envelope that the ballot is placed in. Please return to that policy.
Kathy Sheffield, Kalaheo