Property tax break failed to achieve its intent
The property tax break negotiated by COMET (The Maui News, Sept. 17) was well intentioned. Too bad the law wasn’t written to include that intent rather than the special interests, i.e., those behind the scenes, those who wink, wink, nudge, nudge till the intent is gutted to political necessity rather than to that intent.
I know, I know, it’s just the game we play. “I don’t like it either,” say the politicos to themselves sheepishly.
When the bill was written, any property owner with more than one property should have been excluded from any consideration in this bill, period. I am not a big fan of the present council but members have it right on this fading star.
Perhaps when the pendulum swings again, like Halley’s, Tavares’ COMET will return in a form that represents those who indeed need it.