Letters 2-9-14


Governor seems to be misinformed

The govener seems to be misinformed on the new moorings in the Keauhou Bay. He has said it’s only a special interest group that is against it.

I guess thousands of letters and signed petions in his mind is a small group. I see it a little differently. I think a preselected group of seven who have been promised these moorings in my mind must be a very special group.

Maybe gov, you should check with Ed Underwood. Either you’re not getting the whole story or your understanding of special is a little different than min.

If you would like some more information, gov, please contact me.

John Christman

Kailua-Kona

Time running out for Keauhou Bay comments

It is a disgrace that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has petitioned to add additional moorings to Keauhou Bay, depriving the people of Hawaii the safe use of our bay, and our youth who are very active in paddling outrigger canoes with the canoe club and keeping up our Hawaiian traditions. Keauhou Bay is a sacred and historical bay and is the birthplace of King Kamehameha III.

Please email and say no and ask for a public hearing: Jessie.k.paahana@usace.army.mil. The email must include in the subject line: POH-2012-00127 Applicant: Ed Underwood, DOBOR, Department of Land &Natural Resources. These have to be in by Friday.

Beryl Goto

Kailua-Kona

Farmers market a real eyesore

Let’s clean up the farmers market across from Hale Halawai. I am not sure just whose job it is, but after looking at the mess on the corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona, I feel that someone or some agency should do the job.

This is one of the most looked at corners in town and is a real eyesore.

Personally, I do not shop there as we have a wonderful and clean market up mauka — the South Kona Green Market in Captain Cook.

Whoever runs the market in Kailua-Kona should come take a look at the South Kona Green Market and use it as a guide to improve the market downtown. There are rules that the tents must be neat and clean and placed in an orderly fashion.

The Kailua-Kona market should be cleaned up or closed up and that should be the rule.

I believe that this letter and the one that was in the Jan. 27 paper probably won’t do much to clean up the area, but more complaints would be a good start, and if more residents stay away from this corner market, that might do the trick.

David Bones Inkster

Kealakekua