Our elected or selected government representatives have been misled and duped by the empty promises of off island developers for the past 30 years since Coco Palms was destroyed by ‘Iniki. We as a community (me included) should have been “up in arms, stomping on desks” over the lack action by the interval mayors, county councils, planning commissioners. Promises were made and broken. No quick fix even happened. The festering Coco Palms situation required new thinking, new directions years ago.