I find it necessary to counter claims made in Sept. 27 and Oct. 2 letters and to reveal the truth of Rep. George Fontaine's continuous achievements for South Maui.
While Kaniela Ing was a staffer for the Honolulu County Council, Fontaine was bringing in money for projects we needed in South Maui.
Thanks to Fontaine, we have contracts out for two new civil defense sirens for Wailea areas that were at risk because the old sirens could not be heard. Fontaine brought in funding for improvements at Lokelani Intermediate School and Kamalii Elementary School. These are just a few projects among many others.
Fontaine has made it a priority to secure funds to build the Kihei high school.
In the 2011 legislative session, Fontaine introduced HB1173 and, in 2012, submitted HB2757 to provide funding for Kihei high school construction. Within the last 10 months, the state has purchased land for Kihei high school, proposed a preliminary environmental impact statement, taken public testimony and now has the final EIS for Kihei high school sitting on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's desk.