Silence Is Consent!

Today’s post is up close and personal and I apologize to those not personally involved, but it’s the same recipe for disaster that is going on for all of you on the local, State and Federal level no matter where you are, so maybe it will inspire you too.

Silence is Consent

Here is the email I just sent to officials in our State and local government after reading a letter to our editor in this morning’s paper from Jill Jermann, co-owner with her husband Dave of Pacific Rim Fishing Supplies regarding instituting new and clostly parking fees for all business owners, boat captains and their customers. It will include all the 200 or so small businesses (and their employees and patrons) at our small boat harbor. Simply outrageous.

Jill supplied the email addresses and I urge you to send the same or similar letter to them too. No need to recreate the wheel, cut and paste these email addresses and tweak the letter to your desire.

ed.r.underwood@hawaii.gov; Laura.thielen@hawaii.gov; dennycoffman@dennycoffman.org; gov@hawaii.gov;ltgov@hawaii.gov; andy.j.smith@hawaii.gov; sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov; rob@hawaii-forest.com; senkokubun@Capitol.hawaii.gov; repevans@Capitol.hawaii.gov; nancy.e.murphy@hawaii.gov

Here’s the letter:

“I cannot believe you have thought this through. Parking fees at Honokohou Harbor will instantly put every small business OUT OF BUSINESS (as well as impacting their suppliers customers and employees). You will add to the unemployment numbers and be going in the wrong direction.

When will you guys get it??? You have to cut spending. You cannot keep raising fees to accomplish your needed revenue.

Cut taxes and fees
Reduce red tape and requirements to encourage and support businesses.
CUT SPENDING
No saving special funds and vacant positions
NO PAY RAISES FOR ANYONE

It’s quite simple. I vote and I am not happy!”

Remember – Silence is Consent and we can no longer remain silent!

Aloha, Mikie

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One Response to Silence Is Consent!

  1. The DLNR-BOR is out of Control!!!First the DLNR told us that we would be Fined if our Monthly Fish Catch Reports were later then the 10th of each month in Sept. 2009.Shortly there after 2 Captains were Fined for being late with there Catch Reports,Two weeks later a Stat-Clerk from Honolulu called ME and asked a Question on a catch Report from August 2008,wich means there a Year behind but want the Reports NO Later then the 10 of the month?

    Next the DLNR told the Boat Owners in Hanokohau Harbor that there were to many Dock Boxes for the amount of Boats and to number our Dock Boxes so as not to loose the Boxes, we all numbered our Boxes and two weeks later we received a Bill for our Dock Box space.5 weeks later we were told that the DLNR had passed a Law that the Slip Fees were going to Double at 15% a year for the next 5 years, O.K.

    Now there getting a little out of control,But no 2 weeks later they came up with a Parking Bill Charging the General Public $.50 an hour Owners $25.oo a month and the Crews $90.00 a month and our Charters $10.00 a Day to Park in the Dirt behind the Boats. Honokohau Harbor is worse then any third World Country Harbor,Filthy,Dirty,Stinky, and dose make a Profit.Through the Captains and Boats Reputations.

    I have Clients that have Spent Millions in Hawaii Renting and Buying Condos and Homes Rental Cars, Restuarants,Shopping Ect and yet the DLNR Chooses to Penalize The Charter Boats that are a Boost to the Economy in Hawaii and Produce a Profit for the State.It dose not make any since at all.So the Boat Owners,Store Owners ,Restuarants and Shops are Begging for Help from anyone with any Power to make them come to there Sences.

    Thank You Very Much Captain Bill Crawford.
    Chiripa Sportfishing inc. Honokohau, Kona,Hawaii…….

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