Carroll's guest the first hour is Karlen Ross, running for the State House of Representatives, representing Hawaii Kai. He is running against Gene Ward, a Republican. Karlen says Hawaii Kai needs a Democrat in the House to bring Hawaii Kai's needs to the table, not "just a NO vote". He emphasizes he will work with others to reach
common ground and fight for the issues that matter to Hawaii Kai. Karlen says before making decisions he will ask what the public wants, what will do the most public good, and what is the best way to use taxpayers' money. For more information his website is www.karlenross.comor on facebook atfacebook.com/RossDistrict17/
The second hour Carroll's guest is Kioni Dudley, Ph.D. Dr. Dudley is concerned about the rail project. On Wednesday, October 19, the City Council will be meeting about four resolutions regarding rail. Resolution 16-238 will ask the Legislature to extend the surcharge on rail. He talks about the superpacs pushing for the surcharge. Another resolution, 16-248, is to complete rail to Ala Moana and
continue on to the University of Hawaii and west Kapolei. But, Kioni is concerned Waikiki and Ala Moana will be under water in 40 years, and questions why they still want to build the rail to Ala Moana. A caller questions the validity of that statement. Kioni explains the water table in the area is about 18 inches below the surface, and that extends about one mile inland. As oceans rise the water will push up through the ground and create swampland.
The next resolution,16-255, proposes to form a permitted action group to investigate funding options for the rail project. The action group can be less than a majority of City Councilmembers, which may be of concern. The last resolution is to establish a Council position to negotiate a surcharge on the use tax.
KITTY CORNER - TOO CUTE!
These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home. Ages range from 3 to 12 months.
They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained. Now, all they need is your love. Who can resist a new kitten?
To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated,
and resolved, in the past. You will also find him on facebook.
Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.
Link here to a list of his shows. They can also be viewed
on Olelo video on demand.
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