www.thegardenisland.com

Follow by Email

Monk Seal and Me...

Search This Blog

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Brother cities..." James "Kimo" Rosen

4
James "kimo" Rosen is back nitpicking about a new concept of Brother cities...

Kaua'i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. on left proposes yet another sister city for Kaua'i...

Mayor Carvalho is proposing another sister city for Kauai according to Leo Azambuja's recent article
"County expanding Ohana."
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/article_7a4a8e52-cd55-11e0-a411-001cc4c03286.html


 Kauai already has 15 sister cities worldwide and this new proposal will make  5 sister cities in Japan alone. With each sister city comes taxpayer expenses, who pays for the airfare and hotel when the mayor and his entourages visit these ports of sisterhood? The taxpayer that's who.

Sister cities are wonderful for public relations and photo opportunities however we are living in the worst recession in Us history, and yes, whether we like it or not Hawaii is part of the U.S.
Currently Kauai has 14 sister cities, if Iwaki Japan is approved by the council it will be 15 sister cities. Fifteen is way too many sister cities with each sister city having a taxpaying price-tag.
Here's what I propose for the county;to introduce Brother cities, or even bruddah cities. Brother cities would have no expenses, travel would be replaced with Skype web-cam conferences which are free anywhere in the world.

I may be pulling nits from someones hair (nitpicking) but it's about time our city had a brother.

I conclude with asking the county council to not approve another sister city at this time.


The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and forum participants on this blog site do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the Publisher of Dakinetalk the blog, but they could? ;D)

If you would like to express yourself about any subject you feel passionate about, please  feel free to submit a guest blog to dakinetalk. Please limit guest blogs between 200-500 words, along with a short bio and photo of yourself. Send all blog submissions to; jrsensei@hotmail.com  who knows your blog could go viral.

3 comments:

Linda "Mcgregor" Meyers said...

via Facebook;"We have at least one sister City, and I know it does bring in a lot of tourist money, when the delegation comes over it really can help out a small town like ours."

James "Kimo" Rosen said...

True, but that same hold trues when your politicians visit your sister city, it is always at taxpayer expense, usually a mayor and a few council people and spouses. That is a burden the taxpayers don't need during rough economic times...

Linda "McGregor" Meyers said...

via facebook;" So true."