Ewa neighborhood board antics overshadows candidate forum

Last night was the Ewa Neighborhood Board‘s first meeting since returning from suspension.  The suspension lasted two months and resulted in no meetings during August or September.  The board members were mandated to attend two courses on how to conduct a proper meeting and leadership skills.  It is safe to say the board learned little, if anything from those classes.  The meeting opened with the same madness as past meetings.  The large crowd in attendance looked on in shock and disgust as the perennial trouble makers began their seemingly ritualistic antics.  At one point the crowd began to implore the board to stay focused and to quit the bickering.  The meeting was scheduled to run from 7PM until 8PM in order to save time for a candidate forum.  However, the chaos pushed the meeting until 9PM with many in the crowd choosing to leave due to the WWE atmosphere.  Mercifully the meeting did come to a conclusion…by the way…round 2 is November 10th!

Due to the late finish of the board meeting, the candidate forum began rather late.  The late start combined with a dead recorder/iPhone means there isn’t much notes from the candidate forum.  However, here is a list of the candidates who were at the forum and had the opportunity to speak:

Hawaii Senate D.20

Will Espero (D) *incumbent

Tito Montes (R)

Hawaii House D.42

Rida Cabanilla (D) *incumbent

Tom Berg (R)

Hawaii House D.43

Jason Bradshaw (D)

Kymberly Pine (R) *incumbent

OHA Trustee-at-Large

Joseph Kuhio Lewis

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