I saw another negative swipe at George Fontaine in the paper (Letters, July 22), raising the general complaint that he is not a Democrat and thus cannot be effectual in the state House.
Rep. Fontaine's timely call to action at the June Kihei Community Association meeting and subsequent letters written to government officials have galvanized the community and the state Planning Office into action regarding the "mega-malls."
His remarks at the KCA meeting were met with considerable applause and his actions showed leadership at a time when the county is aligned against the people on a miserable project.
Except for help from Fontaine and state Sen. Roz Baker, the county is trying to ram this travesty through, regardless of the law process, regardless of traffic impact and regardless of the vision that Kihei desires.
South Maui is fortunate to have leaders such as Rep. George Fontaine.