Coco Palms plans require money
A number of people have made suggestions about the future of Coco Palms. Many of these suggestions are worthy and would be beneficial to our island. The problem with using the property for cultural or historic purposes is money. At this time the county does not have funds available to purchase the property for public use.
One possible solution might be for the county to condemn the site, issuing revenue bonds. If part of the property was designated for commercial use the income from these businesses could be used to service the bonds while the remaining property could be used for public purposes. Just a suggestion that I hope the county would consider.
Harold Nelson, Kapa‘a
Costco, please keep kupuna hours
Is anyone else sorry that Costco plans to stop its kupuna hours July 26?
This has been such a wonderful accommodation for us old folks, protecting us from crowded COVID-19 conditions. Especially with the return of visitors to our island (bringing with them increased COVID outbreaks), I feel so much safer shopping during this special period.
I see it is nationwide. Is there anything we can do to change this? Kaua‘i has been a leader in keeping its citizens safe from COVID. Perhaps we could lead the way with respect and caring for our elders by continuing this wonderful new tradition created by Costco.
Eleanor Snyder, Lawa‘i
He’s lost trust in media, politicians
It’s been far too long our senators and House representatives have been in hiding and inaccessible.
They have put up a firewall between themselves and the voters. Even though they finally took down the fence around the White House, that fence was symbolic of what’s been going on. The censorship taking place by the media and big tech along with the fire wall between us and our government has created distrust among a growing segment of citizens.
This has gotten out of hand. Even though I am vaccinated, I have the right to hear negative information about harm vaccines are causing — Blood clots, etc.
I have the right to hear opinions on making sure elections are legitimate. There are many unanswered questions. Wanting voter ID is not suppressing the vote. And it’s not racist.
And it’s not “the big lie,” as our media labels it every time.
Roughly half the country believe the past election was manipulated for good reason.
Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter did suppress information, including the Hunter Biden stories. The media is suppressing anything negative about Joe Biden and they are suppressing legitimate medical information about negative effects of COVID vaccines.
Democrat leaders are in total denial with their recent mantra of “reimagining the police department.”
They did allow rioting and looting to take place an entire summer, which resulted in many deaths and destruction of property. Ashley Babbitt should be just as important as George Floyd. She honorably served in the military and she was unarmed and she wasn’t drugged up on Fentanyl.
I’ve lost trust in the media and most of our politicians.
I am not alone.
Scott Shapiro, Kalaheo