Over the previous few months, there was a surfeit of legislation enforcement officers within the neighborhood of Seaview, Puna Palisades and the “clothes elective” seashore of Kahena.
They’ve given dozens of citations for parking violations and indecent publicity.
Certainly one of my buddies was treading water for hours whereas the officer waited her out. He put her life at risk simply because she was sporting what each different nonhuman wears when they’re within the ocean — nothing.
In the meantime, upland in Hawaiian Acres, I’ve to take care of automobile thieves, deserted automobiles, drug sellers, drug addicts, home violence, gunshots and vacationer helicopters hovering under the authorized restrict.
The place is the legislation enforcement in my neighborhood? Please, come! However they’re all too busy ready to catch a glimpse of some bare bushy hippies.
For a month, I’ve watched Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy sort out the overspending prices associated to street development by the County of Hawaii.
Fixing our roads is a excessive price ticket for taxpayers. Years of delays on repairing Kalanianaole Avenue is an ongoing value.
Former Mayor Harry Kim requested the Division of Hawaiian House Lands and the group of Keaukaha pay for their very own pace humps as a consequence of an MOU (memorandum of understanding), which DHHL was unaware of.
The Kim household and Mayor Mitch Roth each had street enhancements finished of their neighborhoods paid for by the gasoline tax.
Hawaiians dwelling in Keaukaha additionally pay the tax on gasoline, but had been requested to pay for their very own pace humps. After poignant testimony towards the inequality towards the individuals dwelling in Keaukaha, Kim lastly OK’d the venture at no extra value to the Hawaiians. This constitutes institutional racism and systematic discrimination, which was identified through the testimonies.
On account of inefficiencies by the venture supervisor who oversaw the Kilauea and Kalanianaole roadways, $4 million was overspent, and the repairs to Kalanianaole are nonetheless ongoing, inflicting the Keaukaha group unwarranted inconveniences.
This venture engineer is presently assigned to take Neil Azevedo’s place as performing Highways Division chief. Azevedo is a hard-working DPW worker who has been sidelined and positioned on LWOP (depart with out pay), as described within the Tribune-Herald article printed July 19.
The article shared optimistic feedback of Azevedo’s robust work ethics by Sue Lee Loy and Aaron Chung and different council people. For my part, Azevedo is being held to a special commonplace.
One thing wants fixing and it’s greater than roads, together with the staff obligations as outlined below the code of moral conduct which all staff of the county signal upon getting employed.
Mahalo nui loa to Councilwoman Lee Loy for holding this administration accountable and in your excellent management.
Floyd D. Eaglin
Relating to Azevedo
The headline within the Tribune-Herald’s July 19 version reported that the Freeway Division’s chief is out on depart with no pay for 30 days.
One wonders if it has something to do with the really poor situation of the roads/streets in Hilo? Or if he was taken down due to the catastrophe venture on Kalanianaole Avenue? Possibly the county will enlighten the general public quickly?
I’m inquisitive about all of the optimistic/heat/fuzzy feedback from our County Council members, saying what a hard-working and good man Mr. Neil Azevedo, the highways chief, is?
As a taxpayer, I want to have smart-working, efficient, results-oriented individuals within the county.
Meantime, the wheel alignment and automobile suspension alternative companies in Hilo are in all probability doing very nicely.