Tag Archives: Kauai

Kauai Property Tax Freeze – Council Public Hearing Feb. 11 at 1:30! Action Needed

Action Needed – Kauai Property Tax Freeze – Council Public Hearing Feb. 11 at 1:30! Your testimony is needed today.  Please email your support to counciltestimony@kauai.gov Unless Bill #2574 is passed there will be an automatic tax increase to owner … Continue reading

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Where There Is Smoke –

The glimmering coals of a campfire in the mountains, barbequing shrimp and ribs (with cold beer in hand) in the front yard with family and friends and ringing in the new year in front of a roaring bonfire on the … Continue reading

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The Hawaii Movement – Catalyzing Change, Empowering Communities – The H.A.P.A. Plan

Aloha, As President of the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.). I would like to invite you to join our movement for change and to help if you can. http://www.hapahi.org We are at a particularly … Continue reading

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On changing the world – starting here, now and with you.

Aloha, Most of us at some time or another in our life want to change the world. Some of us hang on to that dream and others drop it quickly by the wayside as if its pursuit was frivolous and … Continue reading

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Campaign Update – 7 days out and the anonymous and negative “hit mail” has arrived

7 days out from November 4th and the anonymous “hit mail” has arrived. My good friend and fellow member of the Kauai County Council Tim Bynum is the target of multiple negative mailers none of which have a return address … Continue reading

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How mom votes – On plunking, block voting, and other such Kauai County Council voting strategies

The absentee ballots have been mailed, and the Primary Election will conclude on August 13. Thus I am compelled to explain the importance of block voting, plunking and in general resisting the urge to go “eeny, meeny, miney, moe” and … Continue reading

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Does Kauai have higher than normal/average cardiac birth defects rates?

In a The Garden Island Sept.16 letter from Dr. Graham Chelius he said “There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai.” He then went on to reference the State’s birth defect … Continue reading

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2014 Kauai Council Elections – My Reelection Bid

Aloha, Serving the people of Kauai as a member of the Kauai County Council is an honor and a privilege for which I am grateful. Yes, I would like to be reelected and will be campaigning hard to make that … Continue reading

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The Often Not Very Pretty Process Of Lawmaking

The passage of Bill 2491 into law requiring the largest chemical companies in the world to disclose their pesticide use and prohibiting the use of these chemicals near Kauai schools, hospitals and homes or face criminal penalties – is a … Continue reading

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Kauai Perseveres Against Agribusiness Bullying

The Kafkaesque threat by Syngenta attorney Paul Alston to sue the people of Kauai County for the right to spray their toxic chemicals next to schools, hospitals and homes is disturbing at best.  What kind of world do we live … Continue reading

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