Thankful there won’t be dairy
Just want to thank the anti-dairy folks for the foresight in not allowing a dairy on Kaua‘i.
Please refrain from future efforts to design this island to your Disneyland-like vision.
James Powell, Kapa‘a
Reconsider council housing bill
I‘ve attended town meetings to discuss the General Plan Updates for ‘Ele‘ele, Kalaheo and Koloa over many years.
Affordable housing was always a topic of discussion, sometimes very emotionally. Many are unhappy or fearful their children will not be able to live here due to low wages paid to tourist industry workers, and the cost of a home.
I really wonder when reading about Bill 2774, which will allow developers to NOT PROVIDE affordable housing for workers for 10 years and allow them to build as many expensive homes as they like.
Since so many young people are having to leave the islands to be able to afford a home, my real burning question is who are we building these homes for? Rich people who don’t live here yet? I’m not convinced we need to do this now.
We do need housing for our local people. This bill needs serious reconsideration. I appreciate that our council is taking time. We have written many letters to them, too. Please, let’s do the pono thing for the young Kauaians.
Jo Amsterdam, Kalaheo