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Letters to the Editor: 8-10-17

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August 10, 2017 - 7:15am

Motivation lacking in mass transit

I can definitely sympathize with the Hele-On bus employees with their poor attitude.

Curt Sharp was brought on board to try and straighten out the County Transit mess. He wanted to motivate the workers, but they don’t want to be motivated. Didn’t they recently get a raise? I guess after that they don’t have much ambition to work. Maybe take a nap instead.

Ted Johnson

Kona

Harsher penalties for car thieves

Lately there have been a rash of vehicle thefts. One of the more recent was the Hele-On bus.

A suspect was caught and arrested. After a long list of charges, one resulting in an estimated $300,000 damage, his bail was set to $13,000. Shouldn’t his bail be set to 23 times that amount, that is, closer to $300,000?

Maybe there would be less motivation to steal something then.

Gayle Kalapana

Kailua-Kona

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