Tag Archives: Kauai County Council

They Truly Are Poisoning Paradise

Our community cannot rely on “good neighbors” to protect our health and environment. Government intervention is needed now. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently its intent to ban chlorpyrifos, a Restricted Use Pesticide, stating that it “ … could … Continue reading

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The Hooser Blog: Personal reflections, council updates, re-election campaign – and matters concerning angst, fear and the nature of our humanity

In a group discussion recently, questions and concerns were raised about the pitfalls of “trying to do too much”. Honestly, I had a difficult time grasping the concept.  I see life as being far too short and the challenges of … Continue reading

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Important Property Tax proposal on November 4 Kauai Council Agenda

Important Property Tax proposal on November 4 Kauai Council Agenda I have introduced the following measure and need your help today in spreading the word to home owners and renters through-out Kauai County. Proposed Draft Bill (No. 2606) – A BILL FOR … Continue reading

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#youcan’tmakethisstuffup – The Kauai County Council passes new rules prohibiting Councilmembers from asking testifiers questions of substance.

Yes, that’s right, in a 4 to 2 vote (CM Chock was absent), a majority of the Kauai County Council changed its own internal rules to prevent any Councilmember from asking questions of the public when they testify.  If Chair … 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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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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The Ebb and Flow of Bill 2491 – People, Industry and State Neglect (revised from TGI version)

While a federal magistrate judge has ruled against Kauai County and ordinance 960, it appears that this issue is far from being over. While no final decision has yet been made, item C 2014-248 on the upcoming Council agenda of … Continue reading

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