Councilman Pilago Response to Highway 130 Question

The County of Hawaii General Plan, the Puna Regional Circulation Plan and the Puna Community Development Plan all propose an alternative route as the way to reduce traffic problems on Highway 130 and address public safety in the case of a natural disaster.


Although Highway 130 is a State Highway, within the first 30 days of my administration I will ask our County Dept. of Public Works to coordinate with State Dept. of Transportation to do an analysis and strategic plan.


Within 60 days, they will report to the County Council and the Puna CDP Implementation Committee with a Plan of Action. The short-term actions and open discussions with the community will support and lead to long-term improvements.


Within 100 days of taking office we will determine an alternative alignment having the least environmental and socio-economic impact, begin looking at interim intersection improvements and roundabouts, promote increased use of mass transit and alternative modes of transportation, and develop an implementation plan for coordinated actions by State and County agencies.

K. Angel Pilago
“He leo, he leo wale no”
“A voice, simply a voice”

District 5 Hawaii Council Candidate DEBATE This Saturday, September 6th

Hawaii County Council District 5 DEBATE!!!

THIS Saturday, September 6th 10:00 AM

Pahoa Community Center

ALL CANDIDATES HAVE AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TIMED DEBATE.

Sponsors: Main Street Pahoa Association and Friends of Puna’s Future
Moderators:  MSPA co-chair Mike Hale and FoPF member Hunter Bishop

The Disappeared News by Larry Geller

I’ve been reading local blogger Larry Geller’s Blog for at least 2 years now.

I’ve learned a lot about many different things that you wouldn’t normally read in the paper.

He seems to be pretty Anti-Superferry with many of his posts but always has a justification as to why.

I’ve added him to my blogroll.

So head on over to “The Disappeared News” and get some more scoops.

Kenoi – “Good Leadership Takes The Blame….”

I was just watching Billy Kenoi’s closing statements at the Mayoral forum and about halfway through his closing statement I happened to catch this:

“…. You know Good Leadership, Good Leadership takes the blame and gives the credit… we don’t take credit and give blame….”

He sure hasn’t taken any blame for the Shooters incident ;)

Mayoral Candidates Talk About Island Roads: The Video

I’m very interested in the roads that are being built here on the Island.  In particular H-130.

It’s very interesting to listen to the Mayoral Candidates talk about the roads here.

Once again, thanks to Dave over at Big Island Video News.

Today’s KO … Well You Get Two Today!

You didn’t knock me out…. You sure about that?

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*update*

Geez…  I have to post this.  Listen to it with with your sound on…. The KO comes at the end ;)

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Advertiser Weighs in on Big Island Mayoral Race – Higa at 2%

The Advertiser weighed in on the Big Island Mayoral Race today.

It mentioned that the Stephens Media Poll showed Higa only had 2% of the votes.

…Council member Stacy Higa, who is also in the race, garnered just 2 percent of the vote…

I would take the Stephens Media Polls, much more seriously then my little unofficial ones.

I guess I have more Higa fans reading my blog in percentage then to the people the Stephens Media people polled because my Unofficial Poll has the following for the Mayorals race so far:

Barrozo, Joseph 0% (0 votes)
feedback barHiga, Stacy K 4% (9 votes)
Inouye, Lorraine R 5% (12 votes)
Kenoi, William P 20% (45 votes)
Masilamoney, Sam 0% (0 votes)

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Moore, Jasper M. 1% (3 votes)
Pilago, Angel K. 68% (152 votes)
Riley, Randell A. 2% (4 votes)
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Total Votes: 225 so far

Tapout Crew Visits BJ Penn and Hilo – Show Airs Wednesday

The Tapout Crew visited Hilo and BJ Penn’s Academy recently.  The show will be aired Wednesday 7pm on  Vs.

Here is a quick clip from the upcoming episode with BJ in it:

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Kona Mayoral Forum Now Online: Video(s) Available

Dave Corrigan has updated his site with the latest mayoral forum from Kailua.

Click Here for the latest videos.  He has put great effort into breaking these videos down so that we can view individual responses.  If you have ever worked with video and computers…. you know the task can be daunting.

I appreciate his hard work and the service he is providing.

Here is a still frame from his blog:

“Dr. Beach” Ranks Hanalei 2nd and Hamoa 7th in Best Beaches 2008

Dr. Beach Ranks Hanalei on Maui 2nd and Hamoa  on Kauai 7th as America’s Best Beaches.

Here is a picture of the good doctor:

Doesn’t look like he’s spent much time at the beaches ;)

Here is Hanalei:

Here is Hamoa:

One might say… Lucky we live in Hawaii, as here is a beach in India:

However, here on the Big Island…. We have our own Garbage Beach Kamilo Beach

American Chemistry Council Calls Hawaii’s New Bag Ban: “Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong”

A statement released by the American Chemistry Council is calling the new Bag Ban here on Hawaii and Maui counties :

“These bans on plastic bags are wrong for the environment, wrong for business, and wrong for consumers…”

…Plastic bags use 70 percent less energy and generate 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than paper bags to manufacture.  Also, because paper bags weigh nearly ten times more than plastic bags, the environmental and economic impacts of shipping paper bags to Maui will be significant….

More info here

Timmy Chang Signs on to New CFL Team

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers picked up former UH Star QB Timmy Chang yesterday.

Marzi Honors Me With Sainthood? Or Maybe He is Calling Me an Omen? And a Reminder

Hey izraM –

Thanks for linking my blog…. but I’m no Saint Like Father Damien.

It’s Damon :)  Just playing, but Mahalo for linking my blog.

*update*

Or maybe he thinks I’m an Omen… as in Damien the Omen:

Honestly Mr. Marzi… You’re not the first to make that mistake here in Hawaii…. I’m always hearing that.

Oh Yeah… Reminder:

Hawaii Contractors Beware… There is “Still Hope” to Avoid this Person

I’ve tried and tried to avoid having to do this… but there is a person moving here from San Diego who is moving to Seaview shortly.

Her Name is Nadya or Nadia.  She had her name posted on the introductions on Punaweb and then later took it down.  I later made mention of her name there and she cried to the moderator that I made mention of her name.  Cry to this sites moderator Nadia/Nadya ;)

She is constantly calling me a Troll on Punaweb and I’m quite sick of it.  (I sent an email to the administrator of the board about 2 weeks ago letting him know I was sick of her crap and I might eventually have to write this blog…yet she continues to post passive aggressive posts about me.)

I’m telling you all ahead of time to think twice when dealing with her.

You may find her very difficult to please.

I’ve really tried and tried to be kind to her… but she continues to attempt to insult me and “dis” me,  and I won’t take any more from her.

Just looking out for you all.  I know how it is to get a sucky customer that wants everything HER way, without understanding that things can’t always be done “her” way.

There is “Still Hope” that this poster will realize that burning bridges before she gets here and calling people like Tom Lackey a Troll when Lack actually helps elderly people out, will not help her efforts.   I doubt Lack will be wanting to help out some one who dishes on them so hard.

Think people before you burn your bridges before you even move here!

Then you won’t be “Still Hoping” to move here.

This person actually tried to tell Oahu realtors that I was a bad tenant after I had lived in the same place for nearly 9 years.

This person doesn’t know the difference between cinder, dirt and compost…. Although she likes to talk trash;)

Vasquez-DelaCerna for Honolulu County Council District 7

I’ve added Auntie Pupule on my vote Links.

“Anyone can be better then Romy” …. is what I’ve often heard.

Good luck Auntie Pupule:

She might call herself Pupule… but she is no Bu la`ia.

New Film to Begin Filming on Big Island

Hat tip to Tim Ryan at Reel Hawaii:

The Japanese feature film titled Honokaa Boy will begin shooting on the Big Island for about five weeks in October through Nov. 10….Laura Bollinger of Big Island Casting is doing extras casting and some for speaking parts. The producers will cast about 15 parts…..Most of the filming will be in Honokaa, including seven days at the People’s Theater….

Dolphins Cut Former UH Running Back Reagan Mauia…I Guess Running Through Drywall is Much Easier then Defenses

The Dolphins have cut the, ‘Juggernaut,’ also known as second-year fullback Reagan Mauia Saturday, according to his agent Max Hannemann.

But what you might not have seen… is him running through a wall:

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Today’s KO

Maybe I enroll my son in gymnastics afterall:

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Looking at Past Harry Kim Vetoes

Hunter Bishop wrote up a blog about a pending signature for the PCDP plan I was thinking about writing about, but I’ll try and remain as optimistic as I can.

Harry Kim has always had the over ruling power to veto anything the council decides upon.  This is one reason why it’s so important to get a person in office such as Angel Pilago who understands the people of the islands and will actually listen to them.

Looking at some of the past Kim Vetoes we find:

…Mayor Harry Kim vetoed yesterday the $407.8 million county budget passed by the Hawaii County Council for fiscal year 2009, saying it is “not prudent” because revenues are overestimated….

Mayor Harry Kim vetoed the smoking ban bill Monday that would have outlawed smoking at county beach parks and recreational facilities…..

….Mayor Harry Kim vetoed an 83-acre commercial and residential project near Keahole Airport in Kona yesterday, saying a state highway cannot handle the traffic it would generate…

…Big Island Mayor Harry Kim has vetoed an animal control bill, saying it is vague and unenforceable….

I’m sure I’m missing some… and the council can go back and over ride the Mayor’s veto too (see smoking veto) so it’s really weird in a way.

Marzi Fundraiser

Just noticed that Anthony Marzi is having a fundraiser next weekend.

Here is his digital invite:

I would post other “invite to event” banners like this if candidates provided links to them.