Kaua‘i County Council passes bills to avoid budget shortfall
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council passed several bills to cover a budget shortfall caused by suspended tax revenues, retroactive salary increases and COVID-19 operations.
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Typical of this governor…..taking money that was raised on Kauai and using it for his own projects… TAT , hotel tax,,, should stay on Kauai. All of it. We need the cash too.
our family is not getting a raise this year…
I don’t understand, with so many out of work and so many businesses shuttered, some for good (mine included) and so many of us without any income, why so many government workers are getting raises. It just seems unconscionable. A normal, well-run business grants raises when it’s thriving—not when it’s hurting. State and county revenues are down, and won’t recover till the economy does. I don’t care what arrangement existed with the any union, it should all be suspended. We’re in a time of emergency. No one should have his/her hand out for a raise in such times.
Perfect…the mayor and his sidekick, Dahilig, shut down the tourist economy terminating all income for the hotels and their working people–no income, nor raises. But asking the county workers’ & bureaucrats’ union to postpone their members wage hikes is just too much to require…right?
During this unprecedented time world wide, not just on Kauai, that no provisions have been or are being made to freeze, reverse, or at least postpone salary increases across all county jobs appears a clear indication that the government takes care of its own while the rest of the population is encouraged to do your best and persevere.
And who were the newly elected county councilmembers? Usually the others should be finishing up their terms. But as you know, some councilmembers ran for office at odd years. While others ran on even, but odd years to be elected on. There are no work done by these members. Not that much happening on Kaua’i looking at the figures. I’ll say it’s a empty Lihue Airport. And during the holidays.