Think About It: Skunk, Taxes, Jamming - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

September 13, 2018

Think About It: Skunk, Taxes, Jamming

A few odds and ends as we head into the weekend… a live skunk was found a week ago on Maui as a trucking company was unloading some imported ceramic tiles. The poor critter was traumatized, then euthanized, and well… the whole thing just stinks.

 

Many people are going back and forth on the wording of the proposed ballot issue about using an additional assessment on property to help pay teacher salaries. Of course, the issue is not as simple nor as clear as this, and the people demand to know exactly how this will all work and to make sure that future re-writing of the rules surrounding this initiative do not allow the legislature to siphon money away from its intended purpose. You don't think that can happen. Check out the visitor T.A.T. tax from a while back which has grown at least six times higher than was envisioned- and see where that windfall of extra money now ends up annually…

 

Bruno Mars is coming to Aloha Stadium… three times. And the Eagles and Jack Johnson are coming soon thereafter. And then the LA Rams are coming in 2019. Make no mistake about it, we have a lot to offer here to promoters and big time event sponsors. We simply don't have a great venue to showcase this stuff in. I am a member of the Stadium Authority, and I believe we need action now to ensure that a new facility, with self-liquidating retail and possibly condo development included, is planned and built sooner rather than later. In the meantime, we need to make sure the upkeep of the 43-year old stadium is adequately funded annually by the legislature, with no drop offs. And while we keep this facility usable, let's get the plans drawn soon so that the whole world, including our local population, can enjoy a great, new, world class facility, and more, in Halawa. Think about it…

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