Job: Kauai councilman
Background: President, Kupu A‘e; executive director, Leadership Kauai
What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?
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.
What is the most important issue facing Kauai County, and how would you address it?
Deregulate laws that hinder than assist our progress, focusing on what we can enforce , increasing our county’s departments competency. We need to cut excess from our operating budget, secure mutually equitable union agreements, implement innovative revenue streams for a sustainable budget by developing a budget plan with community involvement.