It is not pono for the county and LahainaTown Action Committee to spend taxpayer money to promote drinking and costumes like women dressed up as hookers to our keiki and call this a family-friendly event.
The only part of Halloween in Lahaina that is "family friendly" is the keiki parade, which is fine. Otherwise, this event is all about money - which they admit, while they make money at the expense of our keiki and our culture in our historic town district.
Hawaiians may act like they don't care any more because they are tired of being the bad guys and fighting a fight they don't win, against the money, selfishness and greed of an invasive culture determined to get what it wants, how it wants, when it wants.
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono may be the state motto, but it continues to be exploited like the people of the aina, for their aloha.
The kupuna do not support the county bypassing the Cultural Resources Commission in our historic town district of Lahaina. What kind of legacy and education do we leave for our children, a mardi gras of the Pacific or the Hawaiian culture, in this national historic town district?