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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Why taxes should not be raised in paradise! 'Glenn Mickens' (Kaua'i County Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.

Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!

Thanks for voting down more taxes

At a recent council meeting 3 members voted to pass the excise tax that would just put more of a burden on our already overtaxed citizens. Thankfully 4 members voted  it down so it didn't pass. Let me give you some glaring examples of why our taxes should not be raised in paradise. (Kaua'i)

When taxes that were earmarked for our roads over the years but were going to other sources.

 When millions of dollars were being wasted on our bridges by not using the prefab type used over the Wailua River and other bridges on Kauai. 

When we have factually spent a fortune on materials for our roads that we were not getting with no investigation.

 When our multi-use path is costing us about 15 times more to build ( a road 20 feet wide one mile long about $350 thousand compared to a mile of path for $5.2 million with no oversight.

When our late Auditor, Ernie Pasion did eight outstanding audits that showed a lot of waste that has never been addressed, then why should we punish our already overburdened tax payers by asking them for MORE tax dollars? Find out where the waste is going and taxes will not have to be raised. 

Yes, we should be getting more of our TAT tax from the state that we deserve. But we cannot keep using what we should have to balance our books as an excuse  however  use what we have and know we will have to stay in the black. 

We desperately need a radical change of government operations from the one that is in place to solve our problems. Only going to a Manager style of government can give us that opportunity. 

The current Kauai County council members...

For more information on Kaua'i county and it's current form of government go to;  http://www.kauai.gov/

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Hana Hou, (Encore)