James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is a bipartisan dog!
Above photo, James "Kimo" Rosen
and Kaua'i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.
at the 2017 Mayorathon, June 24, 2017
This blog also appeared as an opinion letter
July 4, 2017 in the Garden Island news;
|Ivanka Obama inspecting the construction|
of the elevated switchback spur
of the Pedestrian trail between
Kuhio Hwy and Mahelona
Solving Honolulu's rail crisis
A sudden epiphany overwhelmed me while watching the men and woman of the National guard working on the Hundley heights elevated switchback portion of the pedestrian trail from Kuhio Hwy to Mahelona on Kauai.
|The National guardsman working on|
the elevated switchback portion of
the Hundley Heights portion of
the pedestrian trail from Kuhio Hwy
up to Mahelona Hospital. Mahalo
to Kauai Mayor Carvalho for arranging
all this labor compliments of Uncle Sam!
Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. has been very creative when funding ran out for the continuance of the pedestrian trail. I don't know the details, or who was involved, or how he did it, but somehow got the National guard to finish a most complex trail system with switchbacks to cut the high angle of the hike, all elevated and handrails making it totally ADA approved.
There are 50 National Guards men and woman a day providing labor for this project compliments of Uncle Sam.
Hawaii Struggles to Keep Rail Project From Becoming a Boondoggle
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/us/hawaii-struggles-to-keep-rail-project-from-becoming-a-boondoggle.html With this said, why can't the same concept be applied towards the financial crisis the state is going through with rail?
Feds could withhold construction funds if rail has no financial solution by July
|Kauai Master mind Mayor|
Bernard Carvalho Jr. figured out how
to get a financially drained job done,
and done well! Carvalho above
with Ivanka Obama
Are you listening Governor Ige, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and Senate President Kouchi?
|James "Kimo" Rosen riding his bike|
with Ivanka Obama and Nechamadina
on the Kealia-Kapaa portion of the pedestrian trail