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Kauai County Council

Billy DeCosta

Our children are returning from college and aren’t able to fulfill their “American Dream” to own a home. Mandating developers to design and build affordable homes, which the monthly mortgage does not exceed more than 30 percent of their total income. Create amendments/laws preventing further increases in property taxes.

Darryl D. Perry

Housing, transportation, budgetary challenges, GMO, TVR, homelessness, and agriculture are major issues facing the County of Kauai. But the most important issue facing Kauai County is the lost of trust and confidence in some of our elected officials. I would like to be part of the solution to change that.

Felicia Cowden

The global economy has many Kauai residents struggling to meet their most basic needs or even to find housing while holding a decent job. We need policies that support small business. Cultivating a healthy new crop with related industry to strengthen our local economy is a step on our horizon.

JoAnn A. Yukimura *

What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it? Lack of affordable housing. It relates to homelessness, families under stress, latch-key kids, other social problems. As Housing Committee chair, I am working to secure/build 1. an optimum policy framework for accelerated public-private housing development 2. sustained funding for county housing agency 3. 1000 permanently affordable homes in 10 years.

KipuKai L.P. Kuali‘i

Protecting Agricultural Lands, Natural Resources & Public Access. I’ll work on measures like the ones I got passed protecting overnight fishing & reef ecosystems, increasing planning violation fines and pushing the legislative repeal of the Public Land Development Corp. I’ll work on beach access (inventory update; monitoring & maintenance system).

Mason K. Chock Sr. *

Shifting mindsets. Focus on our most important needs. All of us need to support balance, be proactive and inclusive, courageous and creative in how we achieve the lifestyle we desire. Leadership development is key and what I will focus on in building competency and capacity on our island.

Mel Rapozo *

NONPARTISAN Age: 50 Job: Kauai councilman Background: MPLSS LLC owner What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it? On Kauai, public safety is the most pressing quality of life issue facing us today. We must ensure that our island is safe for our residents and visitors alike. […]

Ross K. Kagawa *

What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it? We need to restore night football games on Kauai during the Newell Shearwater fledging season as soon as possible. The feral cats and rats are the main cause of the killings of the Shearwaters, not the lights. Why would we want to impact the community for the wrong reason?

Tiana K. Laranio

Due to importation, cost of living is highly unsustainable. We need to improve and create a more sustainable infrastructure, utilize fertile agriculture lands for food security and textile exportation, which create more jobs that increase the economy, and quality of life. We need alternative energy sources to bring down costs.