Mayor Kawakami lays out priorities for next term at his inauguration
LIHU‘E — A crowd of dozens of politicians, county employees and community members gathered at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on Thursday for the swearing in of Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, his cabinet and the Kaua‘i County Council.
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Looks like a garbage can that has piles of junk stuffs that is not needed. And you voted for a governor who is fine with this. Someone typed it in. Enjoy what you voted for. Just for the news and not for the real showbiz. Meaning useless cabinet members on Kaua’i. Their actions in government is overlooked because they are not smart or rich enough.
The mayor should declare the housing crisis a County emergency. The same mentality of community residents fighting new housing also fights tourism. Selfish behavior. Human nature.
Local residents are responsible for most of the crazy behavior on this island, not tourists. We make them some sort of punching bag.
With climate change bearing down on us, it would be a horrendous mistake to invest in burning our opala (waste to energy). KIUC is working hard to get to Kauai to as close to 100% renewable as possible, and so has no need or desire for the energy produced by burning our garbage.
Let’s invest in recycling instead, which will help us counter climate change. Our children and grandchildren will have enough problems dealing with climate change in the near future. Let’s not make it worse for them.
All talk, never any action here unlike on Maui where they are actually trying to preserve their island
And I was from Cahuegan Drive, California, Santa Monica High School 1975. The name is really Heidi. Dig this strange island.
Great article— Thankful for those who serve Kauai. Please as you plan infrastructure- Koloa and Poipu need sewer system….. time to build the approved waste water treatment plant at old Kola Mill- this will open the door for workforce housing in the future “Gateway” area approved in the South Shore Community plan.
Returned? I am not one of the executives of SouthWest Airlines, but I can tell you now this county council is not qualified to sit down in one of the meetings. As an executive for the airlines, the pay is $300,000 dollars per year. Certainly the executives have no dealings with a county council who played UH football for Hawai’i then sit down with others to discuss other business around town and with no knowledge of the business. This practice is definitely cited at the executive level. Already defunct if you are going on income earned in your chosen career. Like politics.
Unless something changes, all the CIP earnings you see for Kaua’i is kept by the business and none of it will go to politics or government. Your county council presently, only represents the elderlies and kupunas who making $3,000 dollars per year scraping by. This is a true statistics. Waimea town newly traffic light is one good indication of the statistics.