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LETTER 3 – version 2

Dear Council Members – Seeking Clarification on the Incorporation of Public Feedback in Current Ordinance.

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[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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ATTN: Hawaii County Council Member [Recipient’s Name]

Subject: Seeking Clarification on the Incorporation of Public Feedback in Current Ordinance.

Dear [Council Member’s Name],

First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude for your dedicated service to the people of Hawaii County.

As a concerned resident and an active participant in our democratic process, I am writing to seek clarification on the current TAR draft amendment and how it incorporates the valuable feedback and collaborative opinions shared by the constituents who voted for you as their voice.

Having reviewed the draft ordinance and followed the public discourse surrounding its development, I would like to understand how the Council has ensured that the voices and concerns of the citizens have been taken into account.

In particular:

    1. I am interested in knowing where in the current draft it demonstrates that you have listened attentively to the feedback provided and made the necessary corrections and adjustments to address the majority’s collective input.

One avenue through which public input was sought was the Support/Oppose website ( that you established to facilitate community engagement.

As an active participant in this process, I would appreciate it if you could direct me to the sections of the current draft that reflect your responsiveness to the feedback, corrections, and adjustments derived from this platform. By understanding the specific areas where public input has influenced the ordinance, I believe that transparency and accountability will be better demonstrated, and public trust will be strengthened.

It is crucial for our democracy that our elected representatives continuously engage with the community and ensure that their decisions reflect the collective will of the people they represent. I have always admired your commitment to public service and believe that your efforts in this regard are commendable. By providing clarity on how the current draft incorporates public feedback, you will not only reaffirm your dedication to inclusive governance but also foster an environment of trust and collaboration between the Council and the constituents.
I kindly request your prompt attention to this matter, as it is of significant importance to me and many other concerned residents. I believe that open communication is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy, and I am confident that you share this sentiment.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to receiving your response. I am hopeful that we can continue to work together to ensure that the voices of the people are heard, valued, and integrated into the decision-making process.


[Your Name]