It has been a rocky few weeks and yesterday a federal magistrate ruled against Bill2491/Ordinance960.
While it is a disappointing setback, the battle to protect our community will continue with vigor.
I am committed to pressing forward via the appeal process, the state legislature and additional County legislative efforts. If our community needs to sue the State of Hawaii to do its job then perhaps that is also an avenue we must pursue.
One ruling by one federal magistrate does not resolve the legal questions and certainly does not resolve the health and environmental issues.
This is far from over and I remain committed to seeing it through.
Our attention must turn to the elections and we must win in November and we must retain a majority on the Council who share our common vision and concerns.
Will the decisions of the future be driven by industry and large land owners or by independent decision makers grounded in community, focused on building a sustainable future and not beholden to any financial special interest?
The choice is yours. I ask that you please engage this election and support candidates that support the future you want to see for Kauai.
For me personally this election has been the toughest one I have ever been involved in and without a doubt it will get even rougher in the weeks ahead.
The attacks driven by industry bloggers and their legions of anonymous commenter’s increase daily and the negative campaigning, rumor and innuendo is sure to escalate as the General Election draws closer.
They are determined to take me out and I am determined to win 🙂
While I will am running an ole fashion campaign, knocking on doors and holding signs on the highway, it is critical that I also run an aggressive media campaign to counter that of the opposition.
My focus will be on the positive vision of the future we hold for our community and on my track record of accomplishment, experience and leadership.
Now more than ever before I need your help.
Contributions of $100 or less will be matched 100% by the State of Hawaii.
If you are able to make a larger donation of up to $2,000 now would be the time when that is most needed as well.
Online contributions may be made at http://www.garyhooser.com/donate.php or checks mailed to Friends of Gary Hooser, 5685 Ohelo Road, Kapaa HI 96746
As the process to receive matching funds from the State can take up to 3 weeks to complete, it is important that contributions be received by September 2.
Thank you in advance for any and all support you can offer.
Please know that I would not be asking if it was not absolutely necessary to do so.