Priorities

Improve Infrastructure
  • Improve Public Safety in Puna; shorter response times, better use of technology; add new facilities and officers
  • Expand Bus routes and develop Bike routes in Lower Puna using a Spoke & Hub approach
  • Address funding for Private roads open to the Public and Connectivity between subdivisions
  • Resolve Landfill replacement issue by supporting Resource Recovery
  • Complete the Pahoa Village Master Plan and develop a Wastewater¬†Substation for Pahoa
  • Improve County Roadway Maintenance, initiate road repairs and implement better signage
  • Work with State DOT to improve and make HWY 130 safer¬†
Expand Educational and Economic Opportunities
  • Expand on-site Higher Education opportunities in Lower Puna
  • Work with businesses to expand Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Encourage partnerships to Revitalize/ Diversify Ag-businesses
  • Develop Technical Apprenticeship Programs to increase job skills
  • Work with Youth groups to improve educational outcomes¬†
Improve Quality of Life
  • Improve access to Health Care options in Lower Puna through support of Puna Community Medical Center
  • Address Homelessness/Squatting in Lower Puna and in the County
  • Identify funding and solutions to end hard drug use in our communities
  • Obtain grant funds to address environmental issues such as Rapid Ohia Death, Little Red Fire Ants, and Rat Lung Disease
  • Obtain funding and services to help with social problems such as Mental Illness, Homelessness, and Domestic Violence
  • Obtain funding to encourage economic growth through improvements to Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial training, and building Leadership Capacity in the community.