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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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

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."

 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.

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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."