Join Kaua'i residents and island visitors who have shared their stories about why massive use of restricted pesticides is not good for our island, our people, and our ecosystems.
COUNTY COUNCIL LEADERS ARE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP FOR
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE.
5 OF THEM DID.*
Bill 2491 may have passed into law, but now the new law faces its next challenges - A court case challenging the people's victory, lack of political will from the Mayor and County agencies to defend that victory, intentional over-bureaucratization, and backroom maneuvering between agrochemical companies and elected officials.
The protections of Bill 2491/Ordinance 960 cannot be denied to the people of Kaua'i through lack of political will by elected leaders.
We as Kauai voters have spoken. The County has concurred. Together, we must ensure that the County actively implements the law that we all fought so hard to pass.
Our Kaua'i Council members and our Mayor and his staff do not live in far away Washington, DC. They are our neighbors. Their kids grew up with our kids. They have children and parents who are also dealing with the approximately 18 tons of restricted pesticides applied on our island. They have friends who live and work near the test fields.
Remind the council members and the mayor that they represent the children and families of Kaua'i. Tell them that their highest responsibilty is to protect the health and safety of our people, the land, and the water.
Give them the facts that show why we need the Right to Know about pesticides on our island. Urge them to show compassion for our people.
Remind them of that approximately 18 tons of Restricted Use Pesticides are used on Kaua'i each year. And that these toxic chemicals are often applied simultaneously in combinations that are unregulated and untested by any agency.
Tell the County Council and the Mayor that we will protect what we love, and that we will not allow our children and future generations to be used as test communities for pesticide exposure.
Submit your letters to the County Council by email to:
In the subject line write:
STRONG IMPLEMENTATION OF ORDINANCE 960
Or send your testimony by regular mail to:
County of Kaua‘i
Office of the County Clerk
Council Services Division
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Lihu‘e, HI 96766
Or fax your testimony to: (808) 241-6349
Send your letter to the Mayor at:
Mayor Bernard Carvalho
4444 Rice St., Suite 235
Lihue, HI 96766
*Only Council members Ross Kagawa and Mel Rapozo voted against Ordinance 960.
Their funaamental reason: The County of Kaua'i does not have the right to protect its children and families against the impacts of pesticides.