THE ISSUES

The North and Windward Shores of Oahu are global treasures that inspire local residents and visitors from around the world. The natural beauty and rural character of the region are increasingly valuable as other area of Oahu become more densely populated and as the entire state of Hawaii becomes ever more popular throughout the world.

Countless entrepreneurs and developers are stunned when they visit. They look around and think about all the development they could bring, “because there is nothing here!” Residents shudder at this comment because the developers’ “nothing ” is everything and the reason we are so passionate about our place; the grandeur of our region cannot be improved by wholesale development and exploitation.

It is with great pleasure that I have devoted the last decade and I continue to volunteer countless hours to protecting and preserving this precious rural district and lifestyle. Strong, dedicated, selfless individuals have defended this region over the years and I am humbled to work with and learn from many of them. It is not just the natural splendor of the region, but also the character of the people that makes our district spectacular.

Here are my thoughts on some current issues affecting our district. Let me know if you think I am on the right track, headed in the wrong direction or missing the picture entirely. I encourage your feedback. 

Yours truly,

Paid for by Friends for Gil Riviere

65-137 Hukilau Loop, Waialua, HI, 96791