Administration must act within rules of county

This letter is in support of an investigation of the possible misuse of funds in the demolition of the Old Wailuku Post Office.

Some members of the public have commented that it would have been too expensive to renovate the Old Wailuku Post Office structure due to mold, lead and asbestos.

The fact is that the County of Maui Mayor’s Office contracted to remove and did remove all mold and asbestos to receive permits to proceed with demolition. Upon completion of this work, the building was ready for renovation, rehabilitation and/or adaptive reuse – whatever phrasing you choose to use.

“Don Couch said the issue was over a matter of words” (The Maui News, June 1). I strongly disagree. We are not arguing over the definition of one word. We do, however, wish to look into the choices and actions of those individuals involved with the various decisions involved in this project.

All administrations must act within the rules and guidelines of the Maui County Charter or be held accountable. They do not get to make up the rules as they go to fit the end results they want versus following established policies and processes.

As children we are told, “Stay within the lines, the lines are your friends.” I say the same now to our county administration – stay within the lines, the lines are your friends.

Michelle Del Rosario