Civil Beat Staff

The Civil Beat Staff

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaii Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Cyd Hoffeld

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaii Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Cyd Hoffeld

“With a growing number of new trustees, this next generation will have a chance to improve the culture of OHA.”

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Keola Lindsey

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Keola Lindsey

“We cannot afford to wait and hope while others define our realm of possibilities.”

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Lei Kihoi

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Lei Kihoi

“Why use external means (lawsuits, audits, etc) to reprimand behavior that has a negative impact on trust assets? Self-regulation is the answer.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Andria Tupola

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Andria Tupola

“It’s clear that the state has been driving tourism as high as possible to cover debt, expenses and shortfalls.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Kathy Davenport

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Kathy Davenport

“The most pressing issue I am currently hearing expressed is the fear of increased property taxes and ensuring fiscal responsibility at Honolulu Hale.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Galen Kerfoot

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Galen Kerfoot

“Community input needs to be heard, not just a two-minute blurb in front of a committee, then told, ‘Thank you for your testimony, next.'”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Deb Kaiwi

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Deb Kaiwi

The diverse ethnic culture of Maui’s officers is more respectful than police on the mainland.”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Carol Kamekona

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Carol Kamekona

“To protect our reefs we need better mountain to sea water management plans to hold back sediment from reaching the ocean.”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Molokai District — Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Molokai District — Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

Those who have historically experienced the structural inequalities of society, should now lead the way forward to a better future for us all.”