With the end date for the housing (eviction) moratorium looming on Aug. 6, we as a community will be facing more families on the streets.
TENANTS – HELP IS AVAILABLE! If you are behind in your rent, your landlord can give you notice to leave the property on August 7!
We live on Kaua‘i. Our island’s delicate ecosystem is exceeding or near its capacities in solid waste, housing, clean water, electricity and military demands.
Thanks for receiving these comments on the 2021 ISWMP. I hope that the public input on this issue is significant and meaningful.
In a statement released yesterday and published statewide in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Kaua‘i residents Pua Rossi-Fukino, Makana Reilly and Fern Anuenue Holland, speaking on behalf of the I Ola Wailuanui Working Group, released a statement: “The place formerly known as the Coco Palms Hotel will never ever be developed again as a hotel or resort property. Of this, we are sure. Elvis has indeed left the building.”
Located next to a four-lane highway, in a flood zone, across from a beach that may disappear, in a community that feels we already have more than enough visitors, Coco Palms makes no sense as a hotel site.
Dear Mayor Kawakami, It has been 16 months since a state of “emergency” was declared in Hawai‘i, and in all these months we have had ample time to evaluate the situation and figure out how to best move forward without continued infringement upon the people’s rights.
Imagine having a job where everything you did was recorded on a body cam and could be used against you in a court of law? Your every move is under a microscope. This is what our men and woman in blue have to deal with on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.
Sixteen months ago, our county leaders enacted extraordinary measures on Kaua‘i due to COVID-19 (e.g., prohibiting/limiting gatherings, denial of in-person education, mask enforcement, etc.).
As a former member of the Kaua‘i County Council, I have resisted to a great extent falling into the role of an arm chair quarterback. Today however, I will venture down that path just a little bit.
Human-caused climate change started not only with burning fossil fuels but with our exploitation of the Earths’ soil. Indigenous societies, many with sophisticated agricultural systems structured around knowledge of environmental limits, were often violently displaced from their land or forced to accept European farming models.
In a recent article, we spoke of a decision by the government of Maui to broaden the class of properties classified as short-term rental (which happens to be the class of properties with the second highest property tax rate, even edging out hotels and resorts, beaten only by timeshares). We noted that the decision happened at light speed, and we wondered why.
The fourth Sunday of each month, we cover relevant topics on housing, sustainability, or current events that impact your life. We then take a deeper dive into these topics on our PAL KKCR Radio Show from 4 to 6 pm the next day – tomorrow, the fourth Monday of the month.
A public (online through Microsoft Teams) hearing is scheduled on June 17 (info at kauai.gov/iswmp) on Kaua‘i’s draft Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan. Comments are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org through July 19. Here’s my comment: The ISWMP often ignores ‘aina.