In an emotional meeting Wednesday, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and new Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck called an impromptu “listening meeting” at the Lihue Civic Center rotunda after recent protests over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea.
A five-member County Council held their first meeting since June 26, with Councilmember Arthur Brun out sick and Councilmember KipuKai Kuali‘i excused. The council went over several agenda items including a resolution that would establish two crosswalks on Kekaha Road and remove an existing crosswalk near Kekaha School.
I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on Mark Zuckerberg and his family’s land on Kauai, but more noticeable on the first encounter was the infamous wall that surrounds it and the brown, visible structure that looks like a doomsday complex to me (why else that color?).
Since 2015, Guardian Self Storage and Managing Partner Thomas Lambert have been building up the company’s second facility in Nawiliwili. At the end of this year, the second phase of construction will be complete.
It’s the first Saturday of the month at the Lawai International Center, a 32-acre sanctuary that hosts an extraordinary restoration project of 88 Buddhist shrines that were constructed in 1904 by workers at the nearby Koloa Sugar Company, the likeness of which exist on Kauai and Shikoku, Japan.
It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon in paradise with nothing but time on my hands and plenty of sunshine. It was one of those hot westside days where the sun can be felt early in the morning, gaining in intensity as the day progressed, urging me to seek relief in the cool fragrant winds of Kokee State Park.
A resolution to save the residents at the Courtyards at Waipouli Apartments was a good start by our County Council. Now the real work begins. The resolution begins the process of settling on a “fair market value” of the complex, which will be done through independent assessors.
There is a new collective bargaining agreement for Kauai firefighters through 2021 as the Kauai County Council passed a bill that will usher in a new area for first responders with a 5-2 vote Wednesday during the council meeting at the Historic County Building.
The county Planning Commission will hold a hearing Tuesday, June 25, that will begin the process of whether or not to grant Smoky Mountain Helicopters Inc. a class IV zoning permit, which would allow them the ability to make modifications to an existing helicopter tour facility at Port Allen Airport.
There was plenty of pride to go around at the First Kauai Pride Parade and Festival, as hundreds made their way to Rice Street Saturday morning, helping to make the inaugural celebration a memorable occasion and notable success for the many sponsors and organizers.