Parks director’s paid leave soaking the taxpayers

I read with interest the Feb. 12 front-page article regarding appointed Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Glenn Correa’s paid administrative leave.

According to Hawaii state campaign spending reports, Mr. Correa has contributed heavily to Alan Arakawa’s campaign in the past (as have the majority of Arakawa’s appointed staff).

With an annual salary of $114,770, that breaks down into roughly $2,207 per week, so three weeks of paid leave translates to $6,621 of taxpayer money for free.

I really hope he is not and has not done any work on Arakawa’s re-election campaign or headquarters while on paid administrative leave as this could constitute a serious breach of ethics.

Margaret “Mugsy” Akana