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April 5, 2014 - 12:05am

Reaction to property tax comment tells the story

The joke is on Big Island property owners.

When Mayor Billy Kenoi said to Brenda Ford, “You must have a nice house” in reference to her property tax increase, the agency heads and employees all laughed. This pretty much indicates the attitude of government. They are giving out agency head raises at the property owners expense and laughing about it.

They formed a property tax review committee made up of mainly Hilo representatives. This will never result in any changes. It would have to be done by a group outside of government, such as the group that did the initial property tax study.

Government will never have enough money. The mayor’s even suggested adding to the excise tax.

Michael Wilson

Captain Cook

Mahalo for helping in difficult time

On behalf of our fallen hero, 1st Lt. Robert N. Bennedsen, we would like to thank those who have been supportive of us during a most difficult time. Our appreciation goes out to family members, friends, the police and fire departments and especially to VFW Post 12122 and its Commander John Grogan.

We sincerely thank you all and are forever grateful.

Tracey Bennedsen

The Bennedsen/Coates Family