Letters could save post office
Vivien Davenport of Lihue said convenience is the main reason she uses the Rice Street post office.
“I don’t use UPS or FedEx, but if it (the post office) is over at the airport, now I have three options and a different one might be cheaper,” Davenport said.
County Councilmember Derek Kawakami questioned the economics of the post office’s plan, likening their current Rice Street location to Boardwalk or Park Place in the game Monopoly.
“This is a key piece of real estate, and how much of the sale of this location is really going to fix the problem?” he asked.
Ed Coll of Puhi pointed out this possible reconsolidation at the airport is in direct conflict with the spirit of the $13 million revitalization project in the works for Rice Street, using the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) federal grant.
“They want to make this a more walkable, bikeable and
Representatives of Kauai’s congressional delegation and the governor’s Kauai liaison take notes on the presentation by the U.S. Postal Service’s Greg Shelton of Colorado Wednesday during a meeting regarding the potential relocation of the Lihue post office.